When it comes to her wedding day, every bride wants her ceremony and reception to be unique, memorable, and gorgeous… no matter what her budget. And she also wants things to go off without a hitch (well, except the part where she actually gets hitched). These 11 wedding blogs offer great advice about everything from planning to finding vendors to design ideas, and best of all they all have gorgeous photos that are sure to inspire even the most discerning bride and groom.
Style Me Pretty is an amazing destination for wedding inspiration and practical resource. You can find real weddings of every size and budget segmented by season, setting, style, and even flower. Seriously. If you want hydrangeas featured at your wedding, there are dozens of examples showing you just how other brides used them. There’s also a section devoted to DIY projects and lookbooks showing the latest trends.
Photo: Style Me Pretty via Caitlin O’Reilly Photography
Just because you’re saving money doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice your vision. Kiss My Tulle is wants to help couples create the wedding of their dreams, but on a manageable budget. Advice ranges from how to have a wedding for free to ways to save on an engagement ring and there are plenty of real DIY weddings featured to help you get ideas.
Photo: Kiss My Tulle via Urban Safari Photography
Junebug Weddings is all about helping you figure out what your personal wedding style is and then making it happen through a trusted list of wedding vendors, expert advice from real brides about everything from the wedding day timeline to deciding on the bridesmaids dresses, and tons of inspiration. The site also features real weddings and engagement photos, all of which are there to help you figure out just what you want on your big day.
Brooklyn Bride features up and coming vendors for everything from invitations to photography, as well as tons of wedding galleries, out-of-the-box concepts (like a wedding in a coffee shop), and ideas for wedding by color palette. The thing we love most, however, are the pages and pages of stunning wedding photographs and the fact that the site isn’t just about weddings—there’s plenty of fashion, entertaining, and home design advice as well on the Brooklyn Living part of the site. After all, there is life after the wedding.
Photo: Brooklyn Bride via Ashley Marie
The B. Loved wedding blog showcases tons of dream weddings, but also goes behind-the-scenes to give readers tours of venues, gives a closer look at unusual details (like teepees), and bridal styling tips for 2016. There’s also lots of advice, including ideas for kids at wedding and how to word your wedding invites.
Photo: B. Loved via Catharine Noble Photography
No one wants to look back and realize she was a total bridezilla, which is why Deborah DeFrancesco is a former wedding planner who blogs about how to plan a wedding without turning into a bitch. Like most wedding blogs, she features real wedding stories, but the best parts are “The Truth Hurts Tuesday” when she lays it ALL out.
Photo: Bitchless Bride via John Bosley Photography
No pressure, but the goal of Artfully Wed is to turn your wedding into a masterpiece. There’s a planning section, complete with handmade décor ideas and wedding guest book alternatives and a places to check out photos the weddings and engagements of real couples. The inspiration section is where wedding dreams are made, though. Hollywood glamour, an ethereal woodland elopement… just dream it and it’s there.
Photo: Artfully Wed via Rebecca Anne Photography
If you’re looking to create a down-to-earth, but beautiful wedding that looks like it belongs in an Anthropologie catalog, Ruffled is a great place to go for inspiration. You can check out all sorts of real weddings: garden, rustic, vintage, bohemian, and whimsical and DIY projects, like string chandeliers and hanging terrariums. There’s also an entire section dedicated to buying other people’s décor and fashion from their weddings. It’s chic to save.
Every Last Detail is, well, about the details. Of which, when it comes to wedding planning, there are a ton. There’s an easy-to-use wedding planning timeline, which helps couples with where to start after they get engaged all the way up to the walk down the aisle. There’s also inspiration for literally everything: from bouquets to boutonnieres, cakes to ceremonies.
Photo: Every Last Detail via ArtPhotoSoul Photographers
MunaLuchi is geared towards women of color who want culture and style to be forefront on their wedding day. We love how in-depth the real weddings get, complete with interviews and tons of photos. But the fashion and beauty posts are also impeccable curated, providing brides with tons of looks to choose from. There’s also inspiration, of course, like hand painted cakes and creative ways to ask your girls to be your bridesmaids.
Photo: MunaLuchi Bride via Melissa Desjardins Photography
Intimate Weddings is the only major wedding blog devoted specifically to smaller weddings with less than 75 guests. There are lots of sweet ideas, like how to throw a fabulous dinner party reception, ways to incorporate your guests into the ceremony, and ways to slash the guest list. Okay, so that last one isn’t so sweet, but it is practical! There are also tons of DIY ideas, something that might not seem so daunting when there are only 50 or so to make.
Photo: Intimate Weddings via Afterglow Images
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