You wedding day should be a celebration of you: your story, your personality, your uniqueness as individuals and as a couple. So why are so many wedding magazines and blogs so… boring?
Step back from the same old spreads of model-perfect meringue-nest-wearing brides and stern advice. Look past the pink, and you’ll unlock the freedom to create a wedding day that all about you.
Now a fully-fledged monthly magazine, this independent-minded blog has been bringing alternative style to the wedding world for ten years. Created by Kat Williams in response to the pastel-pink uniformity she encountered when planning her own big day, it’s now a fixture for the modern woman who doesn’t want to do it by the book.
Traditional wedding magazines and blogs aren’t just very pink: they’re also very white. When that’s not you, that invisibility sends a powerfully negative message. Founded by diversity consultant Nova Reid, Nu Bride is well-researched source of inclusive photography, guidance and personal stories for contemporary couples. With a refreshing focus on your wellbeing during the planning process, and dedicated advice on hair and beauty, it’s guaranteed to give you confidence.
It’s a rare wedding magazine that features same-sex couples in its photography. It’s pretty rare to find a magazine that’s as comfortable talking to men as it is women, too. Whether or not you’re planning a gay wedding yourself, the individuality and sheer variety in the couples represented here provides a welcome antidote to the mainstream. You’ll find both casual and styled photo shoots here, plus trends, tips and queer-centric planning advice.
There’s chuckles aplenty from Matt and Dom, the self-confessed baffled bride and groom. This charming site boasts fun illustrations and a cheerful tone that takes your feelings seriously – and then makes you laugh. When you’re feeling the planning pressure building up, look no further.
This Seattle-based blog is packed with resources for the DIY bride, from printables and wedding fonts to theme ideas and planning lists. Coupled with a quirky design sensibility and a tone of voice more Tumblr than Brides, Ariel’s laidback approach makes wedding planning fun again. And just wait till you check out this Harry Potter proposal…