Why wedding magazines aren’t useful any more….

Dearest lovelies,

Wedding magazines: I really don’t like them. I’m sure they have a place in some people’s hearts but to me they are entirely unrealistic. They are expensive, they set your sights ridiculously high and they are very same-y. I would even go as far to say they are outdated for many, many people.

So where should you be looking?

Looking everywhere may feel overwhelming...

Looking everywhere may feel overwhelming…

When I am asked where to start with wedding planning, I always recommend heading to the web rather than buying magazines. The web is free, the web is easy to use and you can do it at work without getting caught!

So on that note, today, I want to talk two of my favourite things: weddings and blogs.

Couple at a beach restaurant in Goa

The photo that helped us win our wedding photography via a wedding blog!

There is a world of wedding blogs out there. I know because at one point I was reading over 100 of them. Judge away (I did), but I gained some very valuable knowledge from this CDO (OCD in alphabetical order) behaviour. Not only did I learn a lot, but due to my enthusiasm for wedding blogs, I won a two hour Skype chat with a wonderful wedding planner and we won our wedding photography! Amazing! This literally saved us thousands of pounds.

Which ones should you be reading to get the best ideas for your wedding?

Before I get to that, if you’d like to know how to get time to read these sites, rather than having to click on each of these sites every day to see if they’ve updated, you can use an RSS reader. I recommend Bloglovin. Create a profile for free and add these blogs. You can access all the blogs you need in one place. Easy peasy!

My wedding feet - the henna and pastel shoes idea was grabbed from a wedding blog!

My wedding feet – the henna and pastel shoes idea was grabbed from a wedding blog! Cute, eh?

Without further ado, here is the list, get a cup of something hot, prepare to wade knee-deep in gorgeousness.

If you think I’ve missed off a good ‘un, please let me know! ;o)

With love,

Maddy

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