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|Hayley Matthews • 12/03/15|
Everyone loves a good wedding, but pulling one off is no easy task. If you want to make the celebration fun, magical, and not to mention stress-free for yourself and your guests, you’ll want to turn to our 11 Best Wedding Blogs.
From DIY tips to expert reviews, these great sites have everything you need to make sure the day (or night) goes off without a hitch.
Bragging Rights: Every aspect of the wedding covered
LoveToKnow Weddings, our #1 choice for the best wedding blog on the web, has been dishing out advice on dress shopping, budgeting, finding the perfect location, maid of honor speeches, wedding favors, and so much more for the past 10 years.
“We try to encompass everything somebody is going to need when they’re getting married,” said Debbie Vasen, Managing Editor of LovetoKnow.com. “If somebody is sitting down to plan a wedding, I can’t imagine we wouldn’t cover everything they would want to think of and things they haven’t thought of.”
Perhaps the most impressive part of LoveToKnow Weddings is the massive amounts of content and subjects covered. Not only is the information vast, but it’s all provided by experts in the field, including wedding planners, event planners, fashion designers, and more, who have real experience and can speak to specific topics users want to learn more about. You can tell the team of writers and editors care about the words on the page and listening to what couples are looking for and adapting to those needs.
LovetoKnow is also looking to expand its wedding offerings with even more product recommendations and DIY, wallet-friendly projects, including printable wedding invitations people can download for free and adjust as they see fit.
“We want to be that resource for anyone planning the event. It’s really like we can be your wedding planner,” Vasen said.
Social Clout: 39,705+ likes, 5,262+ followers
Bragging Rights: One-stop wedding planning
The Knot offers an extensive A-Z on weddings, from taking a unique getaway to selecting the right venue. The blog has helpful tools like a guest list manager and checklist to track the entire journey. Watch for the “Wedding of the Week” pictorial and the staff’s favorites in style and decor. This is a truly active community that brings practical insight and valuable inspiration.
Social Clout: 197,000+ likes, 108,794+ followers
Bragging Rights: Fashion-savvy resource for the modern bride
Style Me Pretty specializes in design ideas, but the blog also covers everything from early planning to choosing the perfect honeymoon destination. Guidance is offered on finding reliable vendors and avoiding common planning pitfalls. A DIY sections looks at options on a budget, while Dessert Favors tempts the sweet tooth.
Social Clout: 168,000+ likes, 87,427+ followers
Bragging Rights: Celebrate, inspire and facilitate
The wedding blog at 100 Layer Cake, which launched in 2009, helps brides refine their choices, from choosing cummerbunds to ordering centerpieces. Striking wedding photography is embraced in the Real Weddings section, along with a collection of poignant proposal stories. Their online marketplace connects users to incredible bridal bargains.
Social Clout: 158,455+ followers, 32,194+ likes
Bragging Rights: Sharing everything new, classic and just plain fun
At Wedding Chicks, brides can find hand-picked vendors and browse an extensive gallery of styles in decor and fashion. The Free Printables section offers templets for announcements, and the “You Need This” column spotlights the must-haves of the season. Wedding Chicks also features one of the Web’s more extensive DIY sections.
Social Clout: 40,554+ likes, 54,773+ followers
Bragging Rights: Parades the world of unconventional weddings
Once Wed’s light and friendly feel brings a roster of helpful tools, including an ideas page and keyword listings for fast reference. DIY options are widely available, from clever crafts to intricate dress patterns. Used dresses are listed to connect buyers and sellers and there are broad design choices. Reception, photography and dessert ideas line the pages.
Social Clout: 48,207+ followers, 19,009+ likes
Bragging Rights: Start dreaming your wedding here
Ruffled is aimed at making your big day a magical and fun one, no matter your budget. Editor and founder Amanda kicked off the site while planning her own nuptials. She enjoys finding striking visual selections in flowers and invites to help inspire other brides. A section on how to recycle your wedding can help bring a little added value to your event.
Social Clout: 39,010+ followers, 22,363+ likes
Bragging Rights: Because your are truly, madly, deeply in love
Making unique memories is at the core of Green Wedding Shoes, with non-traditional cues and extensive photo spreads. Honeymoon planning gets close attention, along with the author’s personal design favorites. Browse Party Cakes+Sweets for irresistible dessert ideas or Vintage-Inspired Weddings to inject a little timelessness.
Social Clout: 55,439+ likes, 37,289+ followers
Bragging Rights: Your big day – the rock ‘n’ roll way
Rock ‘n’ Roll Bride offers a distinctive array of design inspiration that breaks the standard mold. They also offer a uniquely broad section of ideas for the groom. This UK-based site was launched by former TV producer Kat Williams in 2008, who was disappointed by the limited options for new brides.Very unique ideas are cherished, such as recent Star Wars, zombie and Lego-themed nuptials.
Social Clout: 29,527+ likes, 27,916+ followers
Bragging Rights: The Internet leader in wedding advice for men
A wedding blog aimed at guys, Grooms Advice looks at how the other spouse prepares. Tips on avoiding being a Groomzilla are offered, along with ways to endure the big wait. A regular theme is finding practical ways for grooms to join in on the planning. With a decidedly-masculine angle on matrimony, don’t forget to look for their funny wedding photo spreads.
Social Clout: 11,300+ followers, 2,143+ likes
Bragging Rights: Updated daily by real brides around the world
Wedding Bee covers the full event, including balancing the emotional load with realistic expectations for the day. One recent post explored the joy and fear that comes with mailing out invites. Edited by a pool of 20 brides worldwide, they track the latest in design and decor. The site grew out of a personal blog by founder Bee Kim and launched in 2006.
Social Clout: 29,769+ followers, 8,467+ likes
Featured photo source: georgiacenter.uga.edu.