Our Picks for the Top 5 Wedding Blogs of 2020
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Find spaces with fireplaces, rooftop terraces, pools, and other amenities to create the wedding of your dreams. Certain venues even have catering services included, so you’ll have one less thing to worry about. Feel free to contact Peerspace’s Concierge service if you need assistance with A/V equipment and furniture rentals, as well as recommendations for trusted local vendors.
Once you’ve got the venue covered, you’ll need to fill in all of the additional details, including the guest list, invitations, decorations, favors, the playlist, and cake. These top wedding blogs will supply endless inspiration for every aspect of your wedding, so you can start designing your dream occasion today.
Ruffled is a classic luxury wedding blog with vintage flair. It’s the perfect blog for the hopeless romantic who has been planning their wedding since they were in grade school. The website features DIY wedding craft guides, as well as a gallery of real weddings and elopements you can peruse for inspiration. Plus, check out planning tips and the vendor directory.
The founder of the blog also started Recycle Your Wedding, a buying and selling platform for gently used wedding decor. Keep in mind, however, that the vibrant Instagram feed for the blog is definitely a trap for endless scrolling. Whether your wedding style is rustic or romantic, whimsical or modern, Ruffled will speak to you.
2. Love Inc.
One of the most engaging top wedding blogs, Love Inc. is a print magazine and online blog that specializes in inclusivity. Founded by writer Brittny Drye in 2013, Love Inc. is leading the way for more inclusivity and gender-neutral language in the wedding space. Drye even collaborates with other wedding professionals and companies to further Love Inc.‘s mission. The publication recognizes the fact that many wedding traditions are passé and fail to work for many engaged couples in this day and age.
Each section of the blog — including wedding fashion, beauty, and planning — caters to every gender identity. The blog also features a LGBTQ+ wedding shop that features alternative versions of the typically heteronormative wedding accessories like mugs, T-shirts, cake toppers, and shower decorations. Only verified “equality-minded” vendors are included in the directory, so you can be sure that each vendor you approach is open to working with everyone.
The website offers the resources you need to plan everything from the proposal to the honeymoon. So celebrate equality and take pride in all the wedding planning decisions you make by using Love Inc. as your guide.
3. The Knot
The Knot basically owns the wedding space — or, actually, the entire life-cycle event space (the company also owns The Bump for new parents). From its How They Asked Instagram account, featuring the sweetest proposal stories, to its helpful wedding blog, The Knot is a one-stop resource for your entire wedding journey.
The blog features wedding ideas, themes, style inspiration, money advice, registries, and even engagement ideas. There is also a number of online tools like a wedding planning checklist, budget template, and a vision board. You can even make your wedding website — which is a must-have these days — directly from your account on the site. If it’s wedding-related, you’ll find it on The Knot.
The Green Wedding Shoes (GWS) blog tagline: “Inspiration for your wedding and a fashionably ever after” — and it certainly does not disappoint. It has a very bohemian aesthetic, yet caters to all styles by offering ideas for movie-themed weddings (Star Wars included), seasonal weddings, and more. The highly fashion-focused blog offers style advice for everyone: bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls, and ring bearers.
There’s also wedding registry advice and a vendor directory, as well as DIY ideas for food, drinks, decor, accessories, and favors. You can even shop directly for what you see on the blog on the site itself. GWS offers extensive lifestyle inspiration for your wedding day and beyond, so you’ll be going back to it long after your wedding is over! Look forward to entertaining ideas for your first dinner as newlyweds and other wonderful life events to come. GWS pulls out all the stops when it comes to planning.
This invaluable wedding blog certainly lives up to its name, featuring spreadsheets to keep you organized, including one for all logistics like the guest list, as well as an overall checklist, a timeline, the vendor contact list, the budget, and even a photography shot list (because every moment must be documented!). A Practical Wedding even offers a DIY workbook for the brave couple who wants to tackle wedding planning all on their own.
Much like a magazine, the sections of the blog include a place where you can get all of your wedding etiquette questions answered, such as, “Can I pick my bridesmaid’s date for her?” and an advice column where you can send your toughest questions. Like most wedding blogs, A Practical Wedding also has an expansive vendor directory and a gallery of real weddings.
Everything is delivered with a fun, modern vibe, and the blog prides itself on being feminist and diverse. So if outdated wedding traditions make you cringe, subscribe to A Practical Wedding and design your big day on your own terms.
Your wedding planning to-do list might seemingly be never-ending, but there are resources to make the process manageable and less stressful. Arm yourself with knowledge and inspiration for your wedding day by bookmarking these top wedding blogs and following them on Instagram. You’ll feel as if you have a wedding planner in your back pocket at all times.