THE TOP TEN WEDDING BLOGS EVERY BRIDE-TO-BE SHOULD BE READING
As an experienced wedding photographer in Milton Keynes, I frequently get asked for advice from brides-to-be. Quite often this is for supplier referrals, wedding venue recommendations or how to organise a destination wedding.
No stranger to the wedding scene, I often point couples in the direction of top wedding blogs to assist them better. Much like every wedding is different, so is every bride; therefore, it’s not a case of ‘one blog fits all’.
For inspiration, I’ve put together ten of the best wedding blogs in the industry, each with their own unique theme, to help you on your way:
- Best for Wedding Planning
When you’ve just got engaged and don’t know where to start, Junebug Weddings is one of the best wedding blogs for planning inspiration.
It’s also a great feed to gawp at other happy couples as they walk down the aisle. With personal recommendations for the best suppliers in the market, their stylish and sophisticated approach to weddings cater to the higher end of the market. But don’t let that put you off, because there’s something for everyone including a helpful vendor section.
Blurring the lines between an online magazine and a blog, it features top wedding photography and lust-worthy case studies, that cover everything from loft weddings to rustic celebrations. They have a pretty impressive social feed as well, for those who just can’t get enough!
I am also a recommended supplier for Junebug weddings. Hosting some of the best wedding photographers in the World.
- Best for Boho Weddings
Shabby chic, relaxed rustic and bohemian cool – if any of these themes appeal to your inner Kate Moss, then read on…
Boho Weddings is thetop wedding blogdedicated to all things… well bohemian!
Beautiful photography is what brings its pages to life, with all the small (and large) details beautifully shared in its collection of images. Offering a different perspective, it showcases weddings from around the world to admire and inspire. If you’re looking for venue inspiration, or just how to dress a room, there’s plenty of ideas you can borrow too.
With expert advice and a useful DIY section, there’s lots to discover, including a pretty comprehensive supplier directory. It’s everything you’d expect and more from the founder being an award-winning wedding planner.
- Best for Destination Weddings
If you’re saying ‘I do’ on foreign soil then Matthew Oliver Weddings Blog is not to be missed. From glorious weddings in Italy, to typical English country themes, this will give you the impetus you need to host a destination wedding.
From helping with proposal planning, to organising all the delicate touches for your international wedding, this goes beyond a traditional blog, and into a new era of online support.
Refreshingly, it’s also one of the few wedding blogs hosted by a man. Matthew himself started out as a planner for destination weddings with 11 years’ experience, and his passion for weddings clearly shines through.
- Best for Fairy Tale Weddings
If you’re in love with the idea of saying ‘I do’ than the whimsically divine English Wedding blog will make you feel like you’re living in the movie ‘Four Weddings..’!
Showcasing some of the most unusual, exciting and traditional venues in the U.K, it’s worth visiting in the early stages of wedding planning.
It focuses on typically British weddings held in the U.K. It’s a great go-to for those looking for local suppliers, venues and top wedding photographers. It also does finishing touches very well too, such as flower displays, wedding cakes and invitation calligraphy.
If you’re a fan of all things quintessentially British, it’s the blog for you.
- Best for Wedding Wardrobes
Whether you want a full-on puff-ball or a fitted lace gown, Love My Dress is a haven for gorgeous wedding dresses. With a skew towards fashion and beauty, this caters to luxurious gowns, vintage hunters and designer dresses. Big on visuals, it’s hard not to spend hours gazing lovingly at the stunning images on this site.
Wedding wardrobe aside, there’s also lots of helpful resources, from a hand-picked supplier directory, to the latest fashion news so you can stay bang on trend. Hairstyles, accessories, make-up and more, it’s a veritable feast for the bride that’s likely to end up on the pages of Harper Bazar!
- Best for All the Feels
Ranking as the top wedding blog in the market (according to Vuelio), Rock My Wedding is a one-stop-shop, for all your wedding needs. More than just featuring the latest wedding story, it provides a desirable directory of suppliers, and useful tips to add special touches to your big day. From wedding etiquette to planning advice, you can find it all here.
The popular ‘planning section’ is also a great place to find answers to the questions you’ve been looking for. From wedding venue questions, to bridesmaid gift ideas.
If you still can’t get enough, they have their own podcast too.
- Best for Alternative Weddings
From unicorn wedding themes to gothic gowns, and Star Wars weddings to hippy hideouts; if it’s non-conventional, you’re sure to find it on Rock N Roll Bride.
Packed with personality and oozing with inspiration, this is the best wedding blog for brides who are anything but traditional. It delivers ‘kick-ass weddingness’ in extreme proportions, with very real weddings captured in all their glory.
There’s also an online shop where you can buy rainbow veils, sew-on patches and all kinds of greatness. The only snag – it’s quite American heavy.
- Best for Fun
If you’re suffering from fairy-tale wedding fatigue, take a break from white-washed images and perfect brides, and head to the Bespoke Bride.
Set up by two friends back in 2011, it sets itself apart from other blogs with its obvious pop of colour and design-led graphics. And this tells you everything you need to know about the cool, on-trend readers who can’t get enough.
Loaded with practical ideas and personalised touches, this is a good choice for ‘crafty’ brides too. The travel section is particularly good for honeymoon ideas as well.
- For Runway Brides
If Vogue is your fashion bible, then let Wedding Sparrow be your wedding equivalent. From gorgeous wedding dresses to honeymoon travel guides, this stylish, well produced blog celebrates the finer points about weddings.
Dripping with luxurious touches throughout, it’s clear to see that it started out as a blog about fine art curation. And that’s exactly what it is – a piece of art!
One more point, this is also one of the few wedding blogs that features engagement photography– worth checking out for this alone.
- Best for Weddings on a Budget
Weddings are expensive business, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have your wedding cake and eat it! One of thebest wedding blogs dedicated to those on a budget is the Budget Savvy Bride.
Here you can find money-saving tips and DIY projects to preserve your budget. It also offers guidance on all your pertinent questions, like ‘how much does a wedding photographer cost’ and ‘do I really need to have bridesmaids?’.
There’s also plenty of free tools to help personalise your day for less. If you’re looking for a practical resource and don’t mind getting ‘crafty’ then be sure to add this blog to your favourite list.
There we have it! The Top 10 Wedding Blogs. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading through them and you find wedding inspiration that little bit easier.
Gary Nunn is a professional wedding photographer in Milton Keynes, covering national and international weddings.