In one of my other lives I read a lot of blogs, in particular wedding blogs and when I started to plan my wedding nearly two years ago there was only a of them around, now they seem to be springing up all over the place. But I’m afraid to say most don’t do a lot for me.
Now I have nothing against girls sharing their stories but when it comes to semi-pro blogs there is a deluge out there seemingly all doing the same thing. The focus in invariably is on photography or fashion, like that’s all that makes up a wedding. The biggest nightmare and biggest expense we had when planning our wedding was finding a venue but you’ll be lucky if you ever find useful information about this on a wedding blog.
Also it seems that half the blogs around seem to be writing for other industry professionals and not for brides, this puzzles me greatly.
I would love to see a new, fresh wedding blog that wasn’t just a re-hash of a dozen other blogs out there. The cynic in me thinks that people just want an easy life so to create a successful blog they just copy what is already working for someone else. This will just cause the industry to stagnate and we won’t see new ideas coming through if everyone’s blog is just showing the same old thing. Please no more vintage wedding blogs, the market is more saturated than a wet dog. It’s like people are afraid of being to niche as heaven forbid they might not get 1000 of views within a few weeks of launching.
I’d rather have a few hundred visits that we’re real brides interested in what I was saying, than thousands, of whom most are industry professionals anyway.
When I planning my wedding these were my favourite blogs and they still continue to be among the best around.
http://www.rocknrollbride.com/ – alternative kick ass wedding
http://www.whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com – an great eclectic mix of weddings
http://www.omgimgettingmarried.com/ fresh and contemporary, very fashion forward
http://www.lovemydress.net/ best of vintage style
http://beyondbeyond.co.uk/blog/ gorgeous style and just fooking funny
http://www.london-bride.com/ just fabulous style
And starting a wedding blog to try and get free or discounted stuff for your wedding, not cool!