Getting married is one of life’s major events. No matter how simple or extravagant you want it to be, it still takes an inordinate amount of planning and attention to detail. Thank goodness for wedding blogs!
Wedding blogs can make the planning of a wedding far less stressful than it needs to be. They cover all the important aspects. Whether you opt for a small intimate affair or a grandiose proclamation of your undying love for each other, it takes proper planning, a budget, and a few good wedding blogs!
Those who can afford it, hire wedding planners to take care of all the essential details. But most brides (and sometimes the grooms too) have been dreaming of this day since forever! And they’ll be scouring wedding blogs, for tips and ideas, on how to pull off a wedding that reflects their style. But still fits their budget.
The wedding blogs featured here are loaded with original wedding ideas, reliable resources, and sometimes even free giveaways. You’ll find everything you need to make the big day unique and unforgettable.
So let’s jump straight in!
Wedding Blog Essentials
Wedding blogs are created to act as one-stop-shops for couples to find vendors, dresses, rings, venues, and more. Besides wedding blogs are often found on websites of businesses that have something to do with weddings. Wedding planners and wedding photographers often have wedding blogs on their sites.
For example, my friend hires out stretch tents for events. But a fair amount of her clients hire the tents for wedding receptions. So she has included a blog with content aimed at people who are looking for wedding venues, unconventional celebrants to marry them, DIY wedding bars, and even honeymoon venues. She also includes a detailed resources page, where you can find everything from ice suppliers, to getting licenses to sell alcohol (if it’s not at a venue with an established bar), to musicians and caterers.
Wedding ideas and inspiration
Wedding Blogs are excellent resources to get your wedding ideas and inspiration from. A good wedding blog will cover every aspect that goes into planning a wedding. Here’s a list of almost everything that a bride and groom (or the wedding planner) need to plan for:
- Venue – for the ceremony and the reception
- Accommodation for out of town guests
- Music (you can also check best music blogs)
- Bridal party
- The Outfits – from the wedding gown and groom’s outfit to the bridesmaids and groomsmen’s attire. Even extending to the mother of the bride, at times.
- The Reception
- Music and /or entertainment
- Gifts for the Bridal Party
- The Rings
- Hair and Makeup (see best beauty blogs for inspiration)
- Finding a celebrant to officiate
- Transport to and from the Church, Temple, Magistrate’s office, Reception, etc.
The main topics
Wedding blogs also cover topics like:
- Wedding etiquette
- Wedding traditions in different cultures
- Weddings from around the world
- Financial advice: How to budget, or save, for the big event
- Legal obligations and contracts
- Destination weddings
- Elopement (yip, you can now plan an elopement, it’s quite the trend nowadays)
- Relationship advice
I’m excited about the best blogs I get to share with you today. They are all successful and each one has something unique to offer. The success of a blog relies on good content, trustworthy resources, quality images, and consistency. It’s the same for wedding blogs. So without further delay, let’s get started.
My Top 15 Wedding Blogs – the most popular blogs for 2020
Pinterest is a girl’s best friend!
Especially when it comes to planning for your dream wedding. If you are a bridezilla in the making and have a vision board the size of a small country…..there is no better place to draw inspiration from. And almost everything on Pinterest comes from blogs and websites.
But weddings are expensive affairs. In today’s economic climate people feel the squeeze. And as such, many soon-to-be-married couples take on the tasks that would previously have been shopped out to a professional wedding planner (who comes with a legion of worker bees and a large network of contacts).
1. Junebug Weddings (junebugweddings.com)
Best Wedding Blog Directory
Junebug Weddings is a long time favorite blog of mine, for several reasons. The main one is that it’s such a good example of what a successful blog looks like. It also shows that you don’t have to be part of a major media company to get ranked high by Google. Another factor that makes it a great blog is, of course, the content.
This blog delivers on so many levels. It displays a wide range of topics without straying from the main theme (weddings). It has managed to get through to the target audience, (people getting married) but it also appeals to people who just enjoy the artistic aspect of the photography and inspirational ideas. I love the way it mixes affiliate marketing with the information that brides and grooms are looking for, in such a natural way, making it unobtrusive and genuinely helpful.
Jam-packed with advice
It’s jam-packed with advice that you can use, regardless of how far along in the wedding planning process you are. And even if you’re not getting married it has trendy, stylish content on decor, photography, and travel (destination weddings). But it never loses the feel of being a wedding blog.
It acts as a global directory for wedding vendors. They supply links to photographers, videographers, venues, wedding planners, and florists.
And welcome everyone in the wedding business to submit info so they can grow their directory. It’s a fantastic resource for any couple planning a destination wedding. Want to get married in Morocc, Spain? Or South Korea? Or Vietnam? You can find the relevant info here. And we haven’t even mentioned Junebug Weddings’ blog yet!
The blog content is above average, in quality and quantity. You can submit your wedding, to be featured, or if that’s not your style, you can still enjoy engagement and wedding photos from weddings around the world. Or get inspired by the “ideas” category.
They even have photo contests for wedding photographers. The categories include destination, engagement, and wedding photos.
Expect to find blog posts like these:
- Micro Wedding Inspiration From The Big Fake Wedding Orlando
- 10 Tips for Planning an Unforgettable Airbnb Wedding
- 6 Wedding Themes That Are Trending In 2020
2. Brides (brides.com)
Best Wedding Blog For Ideas and Inspiration
There are 6 main categories on brides.com. They are as follows:
- Engagements – Rings and proposals
- Shower and Parties – from bridal showers to bachelor parties to rehearsal dinners.
- Honeymoon – Locations and planning
- Fashion and Beauty (see also the best blogs for women)
This wedding blog has an amazing array of inspirational posts. From current news like Brooklyn Beckham’s Rumored Wedding Sparkle to facts on the meaning of the historical Claddagh ring. You’ll find practical advice in the Complete Guide on How To Set A Diamond Ring.
This is truly an exceptional blog. They have covered everything you can think of.
- Ceremonies and Vows
- Etiquette and Advice
- Destination Weddings
In fact, Junebug may have to take second place to Brides.
3. The Knot (theknot.com)
Best Wedding Blog For Virtual Wedding Planning
The Knot is laid out to make planning your wedding as streamlined as possible. Under the section “Planning Tools”, you’ll find a dashboard where you can record and plot out what you need to do before the big day. It’s very handy and I think brides will enjoy using this site to keep their plans on schedule.
When you use the “Vendor” section, all you have to do is enter the category, reception venue, photographers, etc. Add your State, or the State you want to be in for your wedding. And go from there.
Ideas and Advice is the blog. Here you’ll find great content on all things “wedding”. But my favorite tool on this site is, for sure, the Registry section. You can create your entire Registry from The Knot. It’s awesome! It’s every woman’s online fantasy shop fest! I created my own just for fun!
4. Wedding Wire (weddingwire.com)
Best Wedding Blog Forum
And just when I had finished gushing about The Knot’s awesome concept for planning your entire wedding online, I came across WeddingWire. They have the same concept and tools available.
WeddingWire has an active forum. It’s a great idea to create space for an online community. You can ask questions and get advice, based on other’s experiences, as well as share your own.
Both sites carry the same information on a lot of things, like the wedding dress designers and the venues, for instance. But they are displayed differently and although similar, are not identical.
You set your search filters based on budget, location, tastes, and preferences.
WeddingWire’s blog appears under the title “Ideas”. They cover topics like:
- Best Wedding Cake Flavor Combinations
- 30 Fall Wedding Ideas Every Autumn-Obsessed Couple Needs To See
- These Irish Wedding Blessings Make Sweet Ceremony Readings
- Legit Everything You Need To Know About Planning An Outdoor Wedding
5. Here Comes The Guide (herecomestheguide.com)
The Original Wedding Blog Database!
This blog started before the internet even existed! When Lynn Bradwell was planning her wedding, back in 1989, she wanted something less conventional than the normal. But couldn’t find enough information to choose an alternative wedding venue.
And that was how the company started. Today, herecomestheguide.com remains a small “GirlPower” based company that offers couples a personalized, streamlined-yet-sassy service.
You immediately get the feel that this blog is personal, professional, and fun. It has stood the test of time. Not only is it the forerunner of the wedding blogs we have today, it is still at the top of its game.
It maintains a clean, stylish design. It exudes simplicity and femininity. You can find everything you need here. From what you should be adding to your checklists to getting ideas for flowers, venues, photographers, accommodation, and transport. Their content is spread out over each category, so you won’t find a separate “blog”. But you will find info on all types of wedding scenarios from barn weddings to beach weddings.
6. My Wedding (mywedding.com)
Best Wedding Blog Posts
MyWedding.com is split into 5 simple categories:
- Wedding Planning
- Fashion and Beauty
The Travel section covers honeymoon and destination wedding planning. Many wedding sites offer services like finding venues and vendors. Or creating a virtual wedding planner. But this is purely a blog and it has a fantastic selection of articles, under each category.
You’ll find loads of reviews because mywedding.com is also an online shopping experience. You can buy everything from wedding gifts to decor to bags, shoes, dresses, and even furniture.
In “Engagements”, you’ll find 3 subsections, rings, parties, and proposals and announcements. Here are some examples of post titles:
- Every Detail About Princess Beatrice’s Engagement Ring (and where to get one)
- 15 Best Sapphire Engagement Rings
- Most Unique Marriage Proposal Ideas For The Eclectic Bride (and the products)
- 10 Dishes For Your Backyard Engagement Party
In the “Travel” section, you can browse idyllic honeymoon destinations or get expert advice on how to plan the perfect destination wedding. This blog is easy to navigate and has plenty of content on celebrity weddings and who wore what.
Definitely worth bookmarking.
7. Wedding Spot (wedding-spot.com)
Top Wedding Blog for Venues
Wedding Spot is a site that focuses exclusively on wedding venues. It offers an extensive database for couples to browse through. You can find wedding venues, venues for engagement parties, and venues for destination weddings.
The venues can be barnyard, beach, church, temple, private estate, loft, etc.
Have your wedding at a historical landmark or somewhere with a beautiful backdrop of mountains. Enter a location and find venues with price information. Search for budget venues, rustic venues, or nature venues, like a park, garden, or rainforest.
The blog, however, has content on everything that falls under the topic of “Getting Married”.
Most recent blog posts include:
- 31 Unique Songs To Walk Down The Aisle To
- Eco-Friendly Wedding Ideas: 11 Simple Options
- 30 Game of Thrones-Themed Wedding Ideas
- Everything You Need To Know About Day-Of Wedding Coordinators
- 13 Wedding Planning Memes Every Wedding Couple Can Relate To
8. A Practical Wedding (apracticalwedding.com)
Best DIY Wedding Blog
This wedding website is perfect for DIY wedding planning. If you are not hiring a wedding planner to take care of everything, including the budget, this is where you need to be. Apracticalwedding.com was started in 2008, by Meg Keene. She got inspired to start a blog after she became engaged.
So, you know how some people like lists? I mean, like really like. If you are that person this blog will knock your socks off! It’s the ultimate blog for spreadsheets and lists! Meg and her small power team of “mostly womxn” have your wedding spreadsheets all lined up for you. You can download 10 separate spreadsheets or the entire workbook. Or just work online through google.docs, and have everything saved in the cloud.
You can leave your email and receive a complete Wedding Checklist Ebook. In addition, you might want to access the Complete Wedding Workbook for either a Formal Wedding or a DIY affair. Also free.
Besides nifty features like this, you will find articles that advise on everything you can imagine. APW has a vendor database but they don’t feature venues. They do have ample advice on issues you may never think twice about. Like this article, “How to tell your guests they have been uninvited to your wedding.”
The Advice column
The Advice column is the main body of the blog, although you’ll find content in every category. Advice is broken down further, into these sections:
- Friends and Family Drama
- Bridesmaids and Wedding Party
- Love and Marriage
- Crowd-Sourced Advice
- All Advice and Etiquette
This company is all about giving you the tools to plan and execute an awesome DIY day to remember. Check out APW’s DIY section for inspiration and ideas:
Look under these headings for that “bit extra”.
- Invitations and Printables
- See all DIY
Then there’s “Real Weddings”. You can gain valuable insight into planning for:
- Weddings under $10k
- Weddings under $20k
- Large Weddings
- Small Weddings and Elopement
- Search All Real Weddings
This blog has 700,000 readers per month! A direct reflection of how practical and handy this blog is! They claim to be the biggest independently-owned wedding site online and appear in the World’s Top 5 Wedding Sites in English.
Meg also offers consulting packages. The price is $1,100. For this, you join The L.O.V.E Club. (Look in the section, Biz Incubator.) It’s a mentorship program for small business owners. A 5-month program, during which time members get to learn how to take their businesses next-level.
9. One Fab Day (onefabday.com)
The No.1 Wedding Website in Ireland
One Fab Day is based in Dublin, Ireland. One Fab Day was founded about 10 or so years ago, by Naoise Mcnally and Susan Gallagher. They describe themselves as “a media company that specializes in producing high-quality premium content and experiences across digital, print, podcasts, and events.”
And they‘re not lying when they say they deliver premium content. One Fab Day’s content is mainly in the form of blog posts. They also have podcast episodes that can be found at onefabday.com/wedding-podcast/
If you are getting married in Ireland, you’ll get more than just excellent content. You will find vendors and wedding suppliers across Ireland. And get resources from the invites to catering, dresses, and cakes. There are fantastic write-ups on Irish Bridal Boutiques. And they showcase designers from places like New Zealand and Australia.
This site is very polished. A lovely combination of sleek yet whimsical. But always professional. A lot of organizing and planning has gone into this site. It deserves the title of No.1 Wedding website in Ireland.
10. Wedding Bells (weddingbells.ca)
Canadian-Based Wedding Blog
Canada-based wedding site. The content is divided into 5 sections:
- Real Weddings
- Fashion and Beauty
- Local Vendors
This blog’s theme is almost identical to onefabday.com’s theme and layout. But the content is completely different and original. If you are planning to get married in Canada, weddingbells.com has everything you need. Under “Real Weddings” you will find stunning wedding photos of venues around Canada.
This is very much a professional site. It contains a lot of sponsored content. It is one of the ways blogs make money. They also offer internships. Anyone wanting to get experience in digital marketing and running a blog can apply.
Here are three recent blog post titles:
- Plan a Worry-Free Destination Wedding or Honeymoon in Aruba
- 2020’s New Wedding Trend: Planning Two Parties
- The Bridal Beauty Products Our Editors Are Loving For August
11. Forever Bride (foreverbride.com)
Best Wedding Blog for Vendors
This blog is different from all the others. The focus is on wedding vendors and it’s geared towards helping small business owners navigate the digital landscape. The online platform is where all the action is these days.
Ashley started this site in 2010. But she’s no stranger to planning weddings. Ashley grew up in the “business”. Her mom owned Mary Kay Bridal so she grew up learning about everything that goes into planning weddings for couples.
ForeverBride was started to help small business owners succeed in an industry that is saturated. The idea to create an online community of vendors has proven to be a success.
By joining the community (from $29 per month) wedding vendors get the full benefits offered by Ashley and her two partners. They provide a vital service. So many small business owners (not only in the wedding industry) got left behind when digital marketing and social media became the new way of advertising. Traditional methods of marketing are fast becoming obsolete.
Ashley recognized a need and built her brand from there. Today, ForeverBride is a national brand with over 300 businesses on its books. She has applied the values and principles she took from her mom. The Forever Bride blog has 13 topics and you will find excellent content in each category.
They have a podcast by the same name.Twice a year they host the Forever Bride Market. This event gets vendors out in force. They get to market their products and services and connect with the online vendor community, in the flesh.
Find the podcast, The Forever Bride Show, on YouTube. You may also like: How to start a podcast.
12. Wedgewood Weddings (wedgewoodweddings.com)
A Remarkable Approach to Romantic Weddings
Wedgewood Weddings offers 43 venues, mainly in California and Colorado. But they also have a few options in New England, Texas, and Nevada. Once you choose your venue you can sign up (no strings attached) and choose your package.
The package includes things like catering, the officiant, reception details, music, and the decor. It will also depend on the venue chosen. The packages start with a basic “Build your own” and end with the Elite, where absolutely everything is done for you.
They have a great blog with articles like:
- Wedding Bar & Beverage Terminology Explained
- Real Couple Advice – What would you change?
- Expert Tips To Make Your Wedding Unique
- The Essential Guide: What happens after you sign?
- Wedding Music 101: Choosing your band or DJ
13. Offbeat Bride (offbeatbride.com)
Best Indie Wedding Blog
Okay, so with a name like Offbeat Bride, you know off the bat, this is going to be a wedding blog with a difference. And it is! It’s kinda like a breath of fresh air, even though Ariel Meadow Stallings’ language gets quite colorful at times. I love her! She’s real, quirky, and fun. And her blog is really cool. What I love most is how her personality comes through.
First and foremost she’s an author. She has three published books and if you click on “The Afterglow”, you’ll be directed to her other site where she introduces us to her “!@#$show”. Here she offers courses and mentorship, and a membership option for people wanting help to go from… well, !@#$show to Afterglow!! You can find the details at offbeatbride.com. There is also a sister site called Offbeat Home & Life.
But back to Offbeat Bride. Let me tell you a bit more about this blog. When you arrive you land on the blog and can dive straight in. Read articles on real offbeat weddings, and much more.
Ariel’s 3 categories are Vendors, Rings, and Tools. One of her main affiliates is Brilliant Earth, a jewelry vendor. She also has a resources section where you can find vendors that cater specifically to a clientele that want non-traditional, alternative weddings. Clicking on “vendors” will take you to vendors.offbeatbride.com and from here you will find the drop-down menu with categories on everything from Attire & Accessories to Venues & Transport.
Then there are the blog categories, you can dig into the archives and find more whacky, original, and totally inspiring content under headings like Wedding Porn, DIY, Advice, Features, Shopping, and Real Weddings.
Find online vendors from the States, Canada, the UK, ROI, Australia, and New Zealand.
14. Bridal Musings (bridalmusings.com)
Best Romantic Wedding Blog
Bridal Musings follows the same pattern as many of the popular wedding blogs. They too have the general categories that include real weddings, fashion, decor, travel, planning, and beauty. Also, in the top, right-hand corner you’ll find Home, Music, Videos, Photos, Shop, and Etsy.
The content is helpful and interesting. And the high-quality photos and images are stunning. Read their featured destination wedding article that took place in Mallorca. It was a luxurious, fairytale affair, you’ll be blown away by the photos, and be warned, you may turn slightly green, with envy!!
Here are bridalmusings.com’s latest posts:
- Intimate Alaska Summer Solstice Elopement. Filed under Destination Weddings
- Hawaiin Babymoon Turned Secret Elopement. Filed under Elopement
- Chinese & Western Foodie Wedding with an Affogato Dessert Station. Filed under Cultural Weddings
This is yet another awesome blog to shop from if you’re planning your wedding. It has a very definite “feel.” Luxurious, sophisticated, romantic, and feminine.
15. Bridal Guide (bridalguide.com)
Best Bridal Magazine
Last but not least, we are going out with a bang! The fabulous Bridal Guide is an actual printed magazine that you can subscribe to. But if you prefer online reading, they have done a beautiful job here too.
Bridal Guide pays attention to every detail you can think of. It’s a very easy site to navigate because under each category you will find a drop-down menu, with the subcategories. Click on any one of those and you get a boatload of content to read through. Each post is accompanied by breathtaking photography.
They regularly run competitions. At the time of writing, they had a wedding gown up for grabs as well as some top-of-the-range appliances. To give you an idea of how detailed, yet simplified, the site is click on the heading “Planning.” There you’ll find three subheadings; Getting Started, Etiquette & Advice, and Details. Under each of these headings, you get given an entire list of relevant options. From Etiquette Q & As to Thank You Notes to Favors & Gifts, it’s all here.
Here’s a sample of their most popular articles:
- Who Pays for what? The Dollars and Cents
- How to Throw a Personalized Wedding of Any Size
- 35 Delicious Desserts From Real Weddings
- 50 Ideas for a Vintage Inspired Wedding
- 40 Gorgeous Gowns from Chicago Bridal Market: Spring 2021
Another great feature is the Bridal Guide slideshows. And don’t even get me started on the Wedding Gown section. Of all the blogs I found Bridal Guide had the most interactive Wedding Gown feature. Here you get to scroll through the top bridal gown designers, fill out your preferences, and also view the ‘Quick Search” gallery.
There Goes The Bride…
I sincerely hope this short guide on the Best Wedding Blogs has not left you feeling totally overwhelmed! I think it would be a wise decision to start planning your wedding right now, regardless of whether you actually have a partner in the wings or not. There are way too many choices and I can only give you one piece of advice. Just breathe!
I think I am finally starting to understand why some girls have been planning their weddings since forever. And I’m also starting to see the upside of divorce… you get to plan another fantasy wedding one day! LOL!
Are you in the process of planning your wedding or have you recently tied the knot? Give me a shout out. And share your favorite wedding blogs with me in the comment section below.