We love that you’re reading this little blog of ours, but did you know that there’s a whole corner of the internet filled with beautiful wedding blogs dedicated to helping you plan your big day? What was once a tiny little niche pioneered in the US has steadily crossed the Atlantic and helped hundreds of thousands of brides around the world.
In fact, wedding blogs are now so popular and so influential that even the mainstream bridal media have begun to recognise their significance. The Perfect Wedding Magazine awards introduced a Best Wedding Blog category and now Wedding Magazine have just launched the inaugural Wedding Blog Awards, allowing you and all your friends to vote for your favourite online resource.
As well as providing the best coverage of real life weddings for you to feast your eyes on, wedding blogs have a variety of other ways to help you plan your wedding. The vast majority include mood boards to help you gather inspiration for your wedding aesthetic, most tend to have DIY sections that provide handy step-by-step instructions to make your own décor, gifts and more besides.
You’ll also notice that wedding blogs like to have whole lists of wedding suppliers that they can recommend to you. These tend to be the businesses that they have a professional relationship with and may have collaborated. Sometimes wedding blogs will actually have an entire subsidiary directory of suppliers, making you hunt for the right stationer or band a whole lot easier.
Then of course there are those little squares down the side. Most wedding blogs use these as advertising opportunities and whilst the suppliers featured there have paid to get your attention, they’ve usually been vetted to make sure they fit the blog aesthetic and values in order to be appropriate to you, the reader. Don’t just disregard them; take a look at what services are on offer to you.
We love the wedding blogs that include real bride diaries as we know how helpful it can be to share experiences and realise that you’re not the only one in the middle of matrimonial meltdown! These features might introduce you to some cool new ideas or solve a problem that you too have been tackling.
There’s a blog for just about every personality type, so whether you’re hoping to plan a vintage wedding, an alternative wedding, a crafty wedding or a traditional white wedding, there’s a whole section of the web filled with like-minded brides-to-be out there to bounce ideas around with.
And of course, there’s a swathe of advice posts on most wedding blogs. Whether you’re worried about your wedding photos or pondering how to deal with your troublesome relatives, you’re likely to find calm, sensible tips from people who are likely to have been there and done that.
Whilst there’s something fun about thumbing through the glossy pages of a wedding magazine, you can’t beat the giant, free, instant resource that wedding blogs offer. There’s less advertising, there’s more current, up-to-date content and the biggest of the blogs update new features two or three times a day. In short, you’ll never be lost when you’ve made wedding blogs your new best friend!