Finding the perfect wedding blog is like searching for the perfect dress or venue. There are so many sites packed with wedding inspiration and planning tips that finding “the one” can feel a bit overwhelming.
To help you discover the most suitable option for you, we rounded up six of the best wedding blogs that cover everything you’ll need for your big day, from real weddings and how-to guides to printables and inspiration for the planning process.
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1. One Fab Day
Who runs it?
Co-founders Naoise McNally and Susan Gallagher have been at the helm of One Fab Day for 10 years. McNally is also the blog’s managing editor.
Why should you bookmark One Fab Day?
One Fab Day takes great pride in being the most popular wedding blog in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Its resources are almost endless, offering a wide range of real weddings by location and season to review, dresses for every bride’s style, and honeymoon planning checklists. (We’re dreaming of the day when One Fab Day creates a United States edition!)
One Fab Day also provides thousands of articles and tutorials that address any question or dilemma you may encounter during your wedding day. Follow its dos and don’ts for an elopement, learn how to table plan like a pro, and see which fresh floral designs — and other wedding trends — are popular in 2020.
One of our favorite dilemma-solving articles is a blog post called “How Do You Pee in Your Wedding Dress?” It outlines a practical, DIY action plan for what to do when the loo calls on your big day, including testing using the restroom as early as the wedding dress fitting to investing in special tools and underwear that are bridal gown-approved.
Who runs it?
Lindsay Goldenberg Jones is the founder and editor of Woman Getting Married. Goldenberg Jones has an editorial background in print and digital media across publications like Rolling Stone and Maxim.
She started Woman Getting Married in November 2009 shortly after her own engagement. Initially, the blog documented her adventures in wedding planning but quickly became a resource for wedding venues as she struggled to find the perfect venue for her wedding.
Woman Getting Married quickly became a blogger passion project for Goldenberg Jones and her budding interest in the wedding industry. Since 2009, the site has expanded to offer a wide variety of resources, including the latest trends, for all things wedding.
Why should you bookmark Woman Getting Married?
Besides venues, the blog features tons of wedding dress inspiration. Avid readers may also notice a company named Bustle & Veil is mentioned in Woman Getting Married’s social media bios. Goldenberg Jones is also the co-founder of Bustle & Veil which taps into solving another major wedding dilemma: finding the perfect bridesmaid dress.
All the bride has to do is schedule a Bustle & Veil party with her bridesmaids, pop the bubbly, put on some music, and shop affordable, stunning wedding styles for everybody at home with the help of a Bustle & Veil stylist.
Who runs it?
Jessica Bishop is the founder of The Budget Savvy Bride. Bishop is also known as a “Budget Wedding Expert” and has shared her wedding day financial advice with media outlets including Good Morning America and Refinery29. She’s also the author of The Budget-Savvy Wedding Planner & Organizer, an Amazon bestseller.
Why should you bookmark The Budget Savvy Bride?
Who doesn’t want to save a little extra money for their own wedding? The Budget Savvy Bride has a sterling reputation as the number one online resource for helping couples plan affordable destination weddings around the world. The blog is full of financial and wedding vendor hacks for the months leading up to the big day — and these are truly great wedding ideas.
Ever consider choosing an off-peak “save the date” wedding date as a budget hack? Did you know at-home date nights help reduce monthly expenses while calculating your wedding budget? Have you thought about doing a staged exit on your big day to save money on wedding photography?
You can explore even more budget hacks on the site and review the Weddings By Budget resource for real wedding budget breakdowns ranging from $1k to $20k.
Who runs it?
Camille Abbott is the founder of Unbridely. Abbott is an Australian Marriage Celebrant who noticed a painful pattern developing in couples: They were becoming more and more stressed out about their wedding day.
Planning pressure and the 200+ hours put into the wedding planning process overwhelmed even the happiest couples. Abbott saw an opportunity to step in and fix this problem with Unbridely. With the help of a team of wedding experts, Unbridely makes wedding planning less stressful and more fun — which is how weddings are meant to be planned!
Why should you bookmark Unbridely?
What does it mean to be Unbridely? This adjective is defined as “a couple’s expression of their unique values through their wedding planning (without being all pretentious about it).”
Maybe you want to have a special day but not in a way that feels like a circus, especially when you look back on it, once wed. There are so many rad couples around the world that don’t aspire to have the Pinterest-perfect wedding — and they definitely don’t want the stress that comes with it.
In addition to offering planning advice from wedding professionals and free wedding planning resources on the blog, Unbridely also has its own TV show. Tune in to watch new Unbridely TV episodes that interview recently married couples (like Gavin and Chad’s heart-led winery wedding) on the realities of wedding planning. You can also explore bridal musings about styling, go behind the scenes with floral designers, and learn how to plan a DIY project such as a backyard or boho wedding.
Who runs it?
Founder and publisher of Offbeat Empire, Ariel Meadow Stallings launched The Offbeat Bride in 2007 to support the release of her book Offbeat Bride. This top wedding blog boasts a bajillion (actually, a little over 7k) posts full of wedding inspiration and advice for quirky couples looking to alter their approach to the wedding planning process.
Why should you bookmark The Offbeat Bride?
The Offbeat Bride is ideal for the bride-to-be who has absolutely no idea where to start in the wedding planning process. To help you keep calm and your wedding plans on, The Offbeat Bride has tools like wedding planning checklists and spreadsheets to get you started. Need help writing your vows? They’ve got you with handy templates and planning guides.
The first time we scrolled through The Offbeat Bride, we paused at an image of a recently married couple. The bride, Angela, wore a gold dress while Vojtech, the groom, wore a deep blue suit as they celebrated their elopement in Philadelphia together.
This is what The Offbeat Bride is all about: being true to your own love story in the heart of the city you love. Speaking of cities we love, Offbeat Bride City Guides is new to the website. These guides give couples an inside scoop on how to get married in major metropolitan cities like Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Seattle, to name a few hot wedding locales.
Who runs it?
While several individuals comprise the Junebug Weddings team, Carrie Schwab is the site’s Editor-in-Chief and General Manager. Schwab has helped curate some of the world’s most beloved photo collections from beautiful weddings. These have been shared on major media outlets including BuzzFeed and The Huffington Post.
Why should you bookmark Junebug Weddings?
The first thing you might notice about Junebug Weddings is that the blog is a visually-aesthetic wonderland. The further you keep digging, the more stunning wedding inspiration you’ll see at every turn.
Junebug Weddings lives by a credo to empower couples around the world with inspiring wedding planning resources. Peruse the blog to discover trusted lists of vendor guides like wedding photographers, videographers, venues, florists, and wedding planners on a global scale.
Tip: Don’t leave the site before scrolling to the Wedding Inspiration Board. Here you can sift through thousands of wedding images using color, categories, and other filtering options for even more wedding inspiration for the big day!