by Sharon Auld
Before your engagement, you may never have read a wedding blog in your life! Suddenly you find that there are literally hundreds of thousands of wedding blogs! From inspirational wedding sites, to wedding planners’ and photographers’ sites, to wedding publications and the list goes on. As a busy bride it can be a daunting task to figure out what sites to read in your precious spare time. While certainly you may find great advice and inspiration on just about any wedding blog, it does take time to figure out which sites are most relevant to you as you plan your own wedding. That’s not say you may not stumble across some amazing sites along the way (that’s part of the fun), but initially we wanted to give you a guide to some of the most popular wedding blogs.
Here’s a few of my favorites:
Martha Stewart Weddings – an industry leader and trendsetter
Here is one of our designs featured on Martha Stewart Weddings Blog!!!
Darcy Miller’s Bride Guide – from the editors of Martha Stewart Weddings
The Knot – One of the most popular resources for brides
The Calgary Bride – is a great local, Alberta resource for brides! Packed with tips and featuring local weddings and vendors.
Eye Candy & Design
Style Me Pretty – the “Ultimate Wedding Blog”, stylish weddings beautifully photographed, real weddings, stylized shoots, engagement shoots, DIY inspiration boards and more (Our work has been featured on SMP several times this past year!!). Their new feature is “local” weddings where you can search weddings from specific areas. Check out Style Me Pretty Canada. Here’s a photo of some of the work we did for Katrina and Mitch’s wedding that is featured on SMP…design is by Plush Invitations and Photo by Orange Girl Photographs:
Green Wedding Shoes– A daily blog for the stylish bride with an emphasis on Southern Californian weddings (often lots of outdoor weddings featured!).
Elizabeth Anne Designs – A daily blog with beautiful classic, real weddings, engagements, stylized shoots and more!
Ruffled – Stylish vintage brides, indie and DIY, real weddings, engagement shoots, stylized shoots.
Wedding Chicks – Stylish, creative weddings, stylized shoots, ideas, inspirations and more! We’ve been featured on the Wedding Chicks!! Here’s a great photo from the stylized shoot the Wedding Chicks featured. It’s by our friend Jesse Hisco of HIS.CO Photography :
Postcards and Pretties – Loaded with pretty inspirations and advice for brides.
The Knotty Bride – a must read inspiration for brides.
Snippet and Ink – Amazing inspiration boards, real weddings etc.
The Perfect Palette – Color coded gorgeousness.
Eco-Friendly Sites – Resources for environmentally and socialy responsible weddings
Green Bride Guide (We are members of the Green Bride Guide’s eco-friendly community).
DIY & Handmade
Mountain or Rustic
Celebrity Planners – They tend to be very upscale, but there’s still loads of advice, tips and inspiration for every new bride
So You’re Engayged LGBT resource guide and blog for same sex couples.
Grooms Advice – lots of advice and tips on everything groom and the guys! I think even a few brides will enjoy reading this one!
Non-Wedding Specific – For inspirations not specifically wedding related (although you they do have wedding categories)
Pinterest – The newest and greatest inspiration site from weddings, to food, to design and more. “pin” photos you love to your own board and follow others! We’ve recently started on Pinterest you can follow Naturally Chic here.
Here’s some of our work pinned on Pinterest:
Here’s a fun pin I found today! An inexpensive mat from the Dollar Store turned into wall art! The creative ideas are endless and truly something for everyone on Pinterest!
Etsy – For handmade goodness! If you haven’t heard of Etsy it is worth checking out for amazing, products and wedding inspirations (especially good for those who aren’t DIY inclined but want the handmade look).
Don’t forget to check out your favorite photographer’s site as they are often packed with beautiful photos (and will give you a better idea of what you can expect on your wedding day). Of course, make sure you check back here regularly for our own brand of rustic, elegant and mountain inspirations! Contact us at Naturally Chic, 1.888.679.9056 or firstname.lastname@example.org for all your wedding planning and design needs!