I think I’ve been pretty good about not posting a million blog entries about my upcoming wedding. But with the wedding about 3 weeks out, I thought it’d be appropriate to share some of my favorite wedding blogs for my “sharing blogs” series. (I know, I know, you forgot I had a sharing blogs series, right? I’m trying… proof: 3 blog entries this month! woot woot!)
I should warn you. In the last 6 months or so, I’ve become a wedding blog junkie. I don’t know what I’ll do after the wedding, but I think I’ll still be checking out the wedding blogs. Sometimes you get great ideas and sometimes you think, oh no… no… why did you do that? But the best blogs have more to offer and so I’ve picked my 4 favorites (there was no way I could narrow it down to one!).
Ok, if I had to pick just one wedding blog this one would probably be it. I stumbled upon Wedding Chicks before I found any other blogs. Actually, it featured the venue where I’m getting married and after that I kept coming back. I love all the great DIY projects that Wedding Chicks offers its readers. And even better, free downloadable templates for invitations and save-the-dates. In fact, our save-the-date came from a Wedding Chick template. They also have a cute store if you’re into buying “bride” clothing (which I’m kinda ambivalent about).
This has been my most recent blog discovery. They cover some AMAZING weddings and again have some great DIY ideas. I wish I was more crafty and could take better advantage of these type of projects. I also really love the simple design of the website. While the editor keeps the post brief, I like that they include the bride or couple’s voice. Usually, brides share their favorite part of the day as well as what worked and what didn’t. Knowing that other brides had failed projects is always heartening. Finally, Ruffled just launched a bridal shop. I like the buyer can make the dress exactly what they want. And like Wedding Chicks, they seem to emphasize the vintage weddings from which I poach lots of ideas.
Green Wedding Shoes
Ok stop… look at that cake in my screen shot! Love it! Sorry, back to the topic at hand. Green Wedding Shoes is another blog full of great ideas (are you noticing a theme here?). But really, I had to check out a blog that emphasized shoes (and colored shoes) in their blog title. Another plus for this blog? They featured my friend and amazing photographer Punam Bean. Clearly, the editor has great taste! Like my other favorite wedding blogs, the writing is brief and the emphasis is on the wedding images. Some of the wedding blogs out there can get pretty chatty… I just want photos and maybe some insight of the bride’s experience. That’s it, I’m good with that.
Style Me Pretty
Style Me Pretty differs from my other favorites in that its MASSIVE. It doesn’t highlight specific types of weddings (like vintage for example). It’s kind of like the one-stop-wedding-blog, a little bit of everything for all. But it never feels overwhelming and always has beautiful images. I also love that it has mini-blogs that highlight specific areas (Destination, Australia, Canada, California, Florida, Georgie, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, and Texas).
Ok, so that’s it for sharing blogs this month… and my most-wedding-themed blog post yet (I have a feeling there will be one more wedding-crazy blog post after our big day!).