Wedding planning should be fun, but it often ends up being so stressful you want to pull your hair out. There are so many small details to organize and so many people that chime in and confuse you. Thankfully, there are lots of websites that can help you plan your wedding. We've come up with a list of the best blogs to help you find inspiration and organize your special day.
Best blogs for wedding inspiration
Style Me Pretty
This site has wedding inspiration from across North America and you can specifically check out Canadian weddings. Plus they have vendor guides for different provinces. This website is helpful to brides who already have an idea of what kind of wedding they want. Each wedding on the site is broken down based on style, colour scheme,
setting and season
. So if you're planning an outdoor vintage wedding with a rose colour palette, you can specifically search for similar types of weddings.
Green Wedding Shoes
If you're planning a wedding or going to a wedding, then you need to bookmark this site. Green Wedding Shoes is your complete wedding inspiration guide, from proposal ideas to anniversary photos. It even has helpful tips for wedding guests, offering gift ideas and photo inspiration boards for their outfits. Above all, Green Wedding Shoes is well organized and that is key for wedding planning. The galleries and inspiration sections are broken down into helpful categories that will save you hours of web surfing. 3.
Loverly is essentially Pinterest for weddings. You can search by keyword or you can search by colour for your inspiration. And like Pinterest, you can search for anything under the sun. For example, you can search "sparkle" and find shoes, jewelry, purses and centerpieces that have a delightful amount of glitter. There's also a trending feature that shows you the current hot ideas for weddings, like forest-fairytale themes. 4.
OMG I'm Getting Married
OMG I'm Getting Married is an online inspiration board by a U.K. bride who's planning her wedding. And while all the content is her plans for her wedding, she has some great ideas. And OMG is she excited for her big day, which gives each of her posts a serious shot of energy. She has inspiration sections for the dress, accessories, cake and venues. But she also has an adorable section dedicated to the MOB—mother of the bride—where her mom writes articles on her perspective of the whole wedding process. This is a great section for MOBs to read to prepare them for the trials and tribulations of their daughter getting married.
Best blogs for DIY ideas
5. 100 Layer Cake
100 Layer Cake is the answer to all your decor needs, and not just for your wedding, but for any party (bridal shower included). 100 Layer Cake offers its readers a marketplace, where vendors sell pieces that will make your wedding unique. There are tree slices, which make adorable signs or even a wedding guestbook. Or you can purchase vintage table numbers. Plus the website offers a DIY section, where you can make your own honey jar favours or fabric chandeliers.
This site is DIY-wedding heaven. All of Once Wed's DIY projects are broken down into sections—favours, flowers,
, etc—so it's easy to find what you're looking for. Plus there's not just DIY decor, but also make-up and
, which will save you the cost of paying for a make-up artist and hairstylist. What makes this site really unique is it offers a used wedding dress shop. You can search by designer, size, style, location and price. Plus, you see how much you're saving by buying the dress slightly worn. With 67 per cent savings on a Vera Wang gown, this is the perfect site for the budget-conscious bride.
Ruffled is full of adorable and unique DIY projects, that will make your day extra special. There are tutorials on how to make moss table numbers and a spoon guestbook. And they offer free downloadables, which makes doing these projects super easy. The site also offers a flower guide, where you can browse by flower to get inspiration from other weddings for your
. Another fun feature is the "Recycle Your Wedding" section, where you can buy slightly used wedding decor and apparel at a discounted price.
Best blogs to help you get organized
8. Polka Dot Bride
Polka Dot Bride has a great mix of pretty picture inspiration and helpful guides. There is a whole section dedicated to wedding wisdom, from how to throw a vegan wedding to tips on staying on budget . And amidst all this helpful advice are vendors telling you what marriage means to them. Now that is true wedding inspiration! Plus, this site offers style
guides for the groom
. The groom often takes a back seat to the bride, but he is an integral part of the wedding and should look his best too.
9. Wedding Wire
This site doesn't offer much in terms of wedding inspiration, but it will help you get organized. You can search for vendors near you, which makes finding a venue or a photographer so much easier. You can sign up for a free account to help you plan and track your budget. The site also has a lot of features other websites don't have, like a wedding song section, giving you a seemingly-never ending list of potential mother-daughter, procession and first dance songs.
10. Oh Lovely Day
Oh Lovely Day is a great resource for the modern bride. Their planning tips section has guides that are both fun—how to Instagram your wedding—and sweet—how to honour lost loved ones. There are tips not only for your wedding, but for the honeymoon and gift registry as well. It offers advice on starting a honeymoon registry and what must-have items you should pack for your romantic vacation. Along with daily updates, there's a "What's Lovely this Week," which highlights the blog's favourite pins and websites.
11. A Practical Wedding
This may be the most comprehensive online guide for all your wedding needs. The website is dedicated to having a great wedding, without the craziness. There is a practical section that answers all your questions, like should you have a pre-nup and how do you deal with an absentee bridesmaid. There are downloadable spreadsheets so you have a ready-made packing list and timetable for the wedding day. Finally, there is a whole section called "Get Sh*t Done," which is essentially a how-to guide for weddings, telling you everything from how to design your table setting to how to make sure your guests have fun. For more wedding inspiration, check out our
wedding planning guide