Most of us are familiar with popular wedding sites, like the Knot and WeddingWire, but which other blogs are helpful to plan your big day? Here are 10 of our favorites from 2015:
Jessica Lehry Bishop created the Budget Savvy Bride as a way to keep track of her own wedding budget in the pre-Pinterest days. “Since I was planning my wedding in the midst of the recession, the site hit home with many brides who were faced with similar financial challenges,” Jessica noted. Since then, she has evolved it to feature weddings in a range of sizes, shapes and budgets – something that can be helpful for any couple planning their wedding.
The inland northwest was frequently overlooked by national wedding sites – until Apple Brides. When I connected with Jessica English, the owner and editor, she noted, “our local focus is why we’re so successful, and the amazing, extensive list of vendors we feature as resources are why people keep coming back.” The beautiful imagery and helpful tips can be useful for so many people planning their wedding.
Founded in 2008 by Amy Squires and Jocelyn Canrinus, Wedding Chicks was created to be a one-stop-shop for engaged couples with helpful planning resources, inspiration, vendors, DIY projects, and more. We also found the free printables to be incredibly helpful for couples working with a limited budget.
Bee Kim originally started Weddingbee as a personal blog while planning her own wedding. Since then, it has taken off with 20+ brides around the world posting daily with galleries, DIY templates and more. We like the authenticity of the site with much of the content coming from real brides.
Ruffled Blog was created to inspire creative couples with a down-to-earth approach and stylish inspiration. It’s also the home of Recycle Your Wedding, a free wedding marketplace where you can buy and sell your wedding items. They provide helpful details, from centerpieces to place cards, that can make anyone feel inspired to be a little creative when planning their wedding.
Once Wed is one of your best resources to get beautiful second-hand, designer wedding dresses and they’re up to 90% off! They also offer inspirational ideas and tools to help you create a wedding personalized just to you.
It originally launched in 2007 when Kat Williams started planning her own wedding. Now, it has grown to be a resource for alternative wedding inspiration. What we love about her site is that it gives a different take, showing unique wedding styles to get your creative juices flowing.
The editor, Louise, and her team have created a blog that is a daily source of inspiration, news, fashion, and advice for the modern woman. They cover everything from chic real weddings to practical family and career advice, so it’s a site that can stay with you for a long time.
This is a great blog for engaged couples who want a small wedding. The Intimate Weddings team offers helpful DIY ideas, real wedding inspiration and more than 1,000 small venues throughout North America.
Junebug was created to connect artistic couples around the world with wedding vendors and inspiration. With just one glance ad the imagery, it’s easy to tell it’s a great resource for couples looking for a unique style.
Have any other favorites? Let us know!