Planning a wedding is hard work! There are just soooooo many decisions to make, where do you even begin?!? What you need is an expert who won’t cost the earth.
No problem. In fact, some of the best experts are the brilliantly creative wedding bloggers who have their Instagram friendly fingers on all the latest trends. And they’re free to follow! But with so many bloggers out there, how do you find the ones for you?
Don’t worry, we’ve already done the searching, so here are the UK’s 50 Best Wedding Bloggers for 2018.
Rock n Roll Bride
Yeah, we’re starting out strong! Kat Williams’ wedding star has grown in size over the years yet retains its unique, quirky edge, making it the perfect planning resource for alternative brides-to-be who torch tradition in favour of special days with sequinned wedding dresses, fairground rides and 3D glasses. Yep, it’s that brilliant kind of crazy and we love it.
Plans & Presents
Making yet another appearance in our annual best bloggers round up, Alison Tinlin’s Plans & Presents has continued to impress us over the years as the articles become more sophisticated and the inspiration becomes even more worthy of your wedding scrapbooks. And Alison’s personality and enthusiasm shine through every post and image. Follow, follow, follow.
The problem with planning a wedding might simply be that you haven’t beento that many. However as one of the UK’s top wedding photographers, Kayleigh Pope has been to loads! Thankfully for us she’s kind enough to report back on her brilliant blog. It’s filled with innovative ideas on all things bride and beautiful, plus you get to feast your eyes on her spectacular photography. Wedding win/win.
Bridal Chic in the City
While rustic weddings were all the rage in 2017, Bridal Chic in the City are here to remind us that special days in the urban jungle can be just as stylish, beautiful and breath-taking as their flower powered cousins. Nicole and her team of wedding experts can quickly transform your wedding plans into something extraordinary.
The Wedding Community
Imagine all the best ideas, inspiration and real bride stories in one place… That’s what The Wedding Community brings to the planning party. Yep, your ring binder just got a whole lot thicker. You could spend hours diving into the special days of the brides and grooms who’ve been kind enough to share their ‘I do’ with the world. The best bit? You can steal the things you love from their celebration to use on your own big day (*does cunning/evil wedding planning laugh*).
The Wedding Affair
As the organisers of some of the UK’s most stunning luxury wedding fairs, you’d be right in thinking that The Wedding Affair’s blog is one of the best for brides who adore the finer things in life. A treasure trove of ideas allowing you to cherry pick the best bits that will add that extra special touch to your big day.
The Bijou Bride
One of the UK’s top wedding planners, Alexandra, the wedding guru behind The Bijou Bride, offers a unique collection of her favourite ideas, the latest trends and the hottest styles currently stealing the show at some of the nation’s most beautiful ‘I do’s’. All from the mind of one of the very best bridal creatives. Pour a coffee and prepare to fill that Pinterest board.
Fiona Kelly Photography
If you’ve yet to discover Fiona Kelly’s brand of photography, then her incredibly picturesque blog is the perfect place to start. You’ll get a taste for Fiona’s signature documentary style while what’s actually in the photos is a well of wedding inspiration for you to draw from. From special days in the city to bridal celebrations deep in the English countryside.
Legend Bridal Designs
There are brides and then there are brides with awe-inspiring wedding dresses that wouldn’t look amiss in an episode of Game of Thrones. Legend Bridal Designs specialise in the latter, creating amazing bridal attire that goes the extra mile to make something memorable and unique for your big day. If that means adding dragon-style scales to the dress tail, then so be it.
Want That Wedding
Sonia’s been one of the UK’s top wedding bloggers for a few years now, yet she always manages to improve year-on-year making her an ever-present quantity in our top 50. The story of her own magical proposal is definitely worth reading but it’s her real weddings that will keep you coming back for more, packed with life, love and those little moments that remind you what you’re really tying the knot for (it’s not just a really expensive party!).
Way Out Wedding
If you want your special day to stand out from the rest of the crowd then it’s time to treat your browser history to Way Out Wedding. A collection of the quirkiest, most unique weddings happening right now, leading lady Erin’s curated an abundance of cool, chic inspiration to pinch and add to your own plans. Sharing is caring, right?
Pasties & Petticoats
Cornwall is undeniably beautiful and the only thing more gorgeous are the weddings taking place there. Luckily for us, Pasties & Petticoats document all the bridal goings-on down in the Wild West, whether it’s rustic days in the Cornish countryside or stunning celebrations by the sea. It’s all here, it’s all free and it’s all so, so addictive.
Jenn Edwards Wedding Hair & Makeup
So, you’ve found your perfect dress, discovered your dream venue and, although it was tough, your reception Spotify playlist is looking on-point. Now it’s time to inspire your bridal style with Jenn Edwards’ fabulous blog. One of the nation’s top wedding hair and makeup talents, her posts are packed with the latest trends and styles, although retro-chic brides can join in the fun too.
Honeysuckle & Castle
Honeysuckle & Castle’s blog is packed with the real brides and grooms lucky enough to get hitched at one of their three beautiful wedding venues in the east midlands. Their photo galleries are loaded with inspiration for everything from decoration, floristry, bridalwear and those smaller extra touches that you perhaps wouldn’t always think about. It’s all here, and it’s all stunning.
One of Essex’s most stunning wedding venues, the Fennes blog is worth following just to stay updated with all the gorgeous special days taking place there. But not content with just making your heart feel like it’s about to implode with cuteness, there’s a wealth of helpful tips, ideas and bride guides on their blog to help you along the path to your own perfect day.
Scotland is filled with stunning natural wedding locations and you can fall in love with the best over on Braw Brides. This wedding directory for all things bridal north of the border is packed with real weddings for you to admire and while you might not be able to invite the backdrop of the Scottish Highlands to your special day, you can pinch the ideas of the beautiful brides tying the knot there.
Spoiler alert for those unfamiliar with Marianne Taylor’s creative reportage photography; it’s stunning. You can sample her gorgeous weddings and pick up some great ideas for your scrapbooks by following her real weddings as well as the real stories in detail behind the very special ‘I do’s’ she gets to record.
Picking your wedding flowers can be one of the hardest parts of the whole planning process. But Laurel Weddings’ leading lady Laura has curated a fabulous blog designed to make the job a whole lot easier. One of the UK’s leading bridal florists herself, she knows all the latest styles, trends and fashions but also what ideas from yesteryear are making a comeback. It’s blooming marvellous.
One of the biggest names in the wedding blogosphere, Bridal Musings have grown and grown over the years and their massive resource of tips, ideas and guides really is overflowing with handy bridal knowledge. You can even sign up to have their best inspiration delivered straight to your inbox, making the process of gathering all your favourite dresses, venue décor, flower styles and more even easier.
Whimsical Wonderland Weddings
No, you don’t want a ‘traditional’ wedding day. No, you don’t want your Uncle Jeff DJing. No, you don’t want to get married in the same stuffy church your Grandma tied the knot in 50 YEARS AGO. What you do want is Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, a blog that will encourage and inspire you to plan your day, your way. And if that means throwing everything you know about weddings out the window to create something uniquely you, then WWW are there to help.
Creative Brides is a blog for those who aren’t afraid to DIY it when it comes to one of the happiest days of their life. Guess what? The year is 2018 and not all of us have thousands of pounds to spend on just one day. But Creative Brides can show that you can still have the wedding you’ve always wanted with a dash of ingenuity and creative thinking. A must for your bridal plans.
If you haven’t already found your way to Zankyou while planning your wedding, then quite frankly, what have you been doing all this time?!? Go, go, go! It’s the ultimate resource for newly engaged brides-to-be covering everything from the hen party (covered by yours truly) to the big day itself. It’s everything an excited soon-to-be married woman needs and more.
Bride & Tonic
There’s only one tonic you really need when you’re looking for inspiration for the big day and it’s this one. Elle and Nikki, the double act behind this beautiful blog have collected some of the UK’s most amazing weddings in one place for you to pick and choose the best ideas from, plus their bride diaries are a relatable, moving and often funny insight into the occasional madness of wedding planning.
Brides Up North
Southerners could really learn a thing or two from the ‘I do’s’ from further up the country if Brides Up North is anything to go by. These are beautiful celebrations of love, brilliantly recorded in BUN’s friendly, easy to read style with stunning photography taking you along for the ride. And as ever, you can borrow the wedding dress styles, shoe-speration and more absolutely free #ThankYouBridesUpNorth.
At GoHen HQ we’re suckers for a rustic wedding (and don’t even get us started on the unbridled joy of a flower tiara) and Norfolk Brides has some the prettiest in the UK. There’s some spectacular style ideas and bridal themes you can steal while if you’re lucky enough to live in this part of the world, Norfolk Brides have a fabulous directory to help you plan your own magical celebration.
The Wedding Collective
A small but perfectly formed collection of alternative wedding suppliers got together to create The Wedding Collective, and in doing so they founded one of the most shareable and addictive bridal blogs to hit the net in some time. Whether they’re showcasing independent suppliers or the amazing unique weddings that enlist their help, each post is perfect coffee break company and you’ll come away with fresh inspiration each time.
Just like a magpie, you can get easily distracted by this brilliant blog and we wholeheartedly advise you to do just that. As the bridal experts behind some of the UK’s best wedding shows and directories, the team at Magpie Wedding are all clued in to the latest trends and hottest styles taking the aisle by storm in 2018, making them the perfect people to follow in the lead-up to your big day. Mmmm, pretty shiny things.
The Wedding Circle
He liked it, he put a ring on it, but now you’ve both got to put a ring on it in front of all your friends and family (although maybe save the Beyonce routine for the reception). That’s where The Wedding Circle comes in. The brainchild of the team behind Wedding Rings Direct, this blog is designed to inspire your wedding ring choices and give you helpful hints and tips on all aspects of your big day.
The engagement excitement is starting to wear off and it’s suddenly starting to dawn on you that, yes, you’ve actually got to plan this wedding. The Wedding LookBook is where you get started. With the trendiest dresses, groom’s suits, wedding cakes, accessories, venues, flowers and much more featured, it’s a virtual planning guide already set up for you to start the journey to the aisle. And if you like what you see you can even buy it from here. Easy, peasy, wedding squeezy.
Describing themselves as, ‘Pick + mix wedding planning’, Devine Bride’s blog lends itself excellently to helping you choose the parts of their wedding inspiration that you love. From features on some of the UK’s most stunning venues to opinion pieces on the latest wedding trends, it’s an incredibly honest, thoughtful and fun take on all things bridal. You might even be tempted to let leading lady Laura plan your wedding too…
Knot and Pop
Big or small, there’s no ‘easy’ way to plan a wedding. That’s what makes Knot and Pop great, when it comes to their services they can take all the stress away and deliver the ‘I do’ you’ve always wanted, but even their blog carries this same helpful mentality. With oodles of ideas and everything from flowers to honeymoons covered, it’s a ready-made planning guide to get you wedding-ready in no time.
As one of London’s top bridal boutiques, Browns Bride have curated a stunning blog that’s packed with commentary on the latest styles to help you find what fits you for your walk down the aisle. Much more than this, there’s lots of general tips to take away with you and you never know, you might just find your dream wedding dress in the process as there are some breath-taking designs to admire… We’re STILL trying to get over their backless gowns.
This is a wedding blog that’s earned its name in capital letters. THE UN-WEDDING is for rebel brides who are done with tradition and are desperate to go their own way, featuring some of the best alternative inspiration on the net and all the things that leading lady Melissa is currently ‘Crushing on’. And yes, having discovered it, we’re crushing on this brilliant blog.
Tens of thousands of brides have been ruffled over the years by this wedding blog and we heartily recommend that you join in the fun. The Ruffled Blog has international reach and appeal, meaning you get to sample weddings from all over the world whether that’s on sun-drenched pacific islands or in America’s heartland. They’re all absolutely beautiful, more than worthy of your Pinterest planning boards and you don’t even need a passport.
Let’s be honest, few of us have the time to collect all our favourite wedding suppliers in one place when you’re probably too busy with the workaday 9-5 to even afford the happy day you’ve been dreaming of. That’s what makes Bridebook so great, their website is packed with fabulous inspiration while you can also download their app and store all your favourite ideas and plan your celebration from the dancefloor up to your flower arches. B-e-a-utiful.
One of the UK’s top wedding designers, Andri Benson’s blog is packed with her amazing work and the striking special days in which she gets to lend her eagle eye for chic bridal style. When you aren’t getting lost in the dreamy photos of Andri’s designs you can fill your planner with wedding wisdom thanks to brilliant A-Z blog posts detailing everything from entertainment, flowers, guests, ceremony ideas and more.
Desi Bride Dreams
Asian weddings offer some of the most beautiful and unique celebrations of love there are with many of the best appearing on Desi Bride Dreams. This London-based wedding planner’s incredibly photogenic blog details amazing weddings from all over the country and whether you’re a part of this amazing vibrant culture or not, you’ll be left with plenty of ideas and probably a happy tear or two as well (you’ve been warned).
Juno & Joy
Let’s be honest for a second, wedding planning can be stressful. Juno & Joy is a cool, calm and collected oasis in that chaos where you can relax and gather the things you love about your special day, the ideas that you’d like to add to your ceremony and celebrations, as well as remembering why you decided to dive into all this madness in the first place. It’s that kind of special blog where you can just lose yourself completely.
One Fab Day
Tying the knot in Ireland? There’s one place you should go to fuel your imagination and that’s One Fab Day. This gorgeous blog combines heartfelt stories about real weddings taking place across the Emerald Isle with ideas and guides to help keep you grounded while you pull all the strings together for your own amazing ‘I do’. From the proposal to the honeymoon, this blog is here to hold your hand, One Fab Day at a time.
Tips for a killer cocktail hour at the wedding reception? A list of the top 70 ceremony songs? Real weddings from all over the world? Junebug Weddings can absorb hours of your life and you know what? Those are hours well spent, sister. There are beautiful dresses, venues, photography styles and more to consider using on your special day while you might even find yourself returning after the confetti has landed for more of the same.
Secret Wedding Blog
Ok, so it’s not actually a secret, in fact the Secret Wedding Blog is gaining quite a following and is loaded with inspiration, ideas and happy days for you to admire in the run-up to your own romantic celebration. What’s more, you can select the kind of weddings you want to borrow from, whether that’s American, British, Indian, or even Chinese. It’s a guide to all things bridal with added international flavour.
Pocketful of Dreams
The luxury planners behind some of the UK’s most opulent weddings, Pocketful of Dreams know what goes into making a celebration like this unforgettable but instead of withholding that information, they’re giving it to you freely on their stunning blog. And if you can’t get enough of their expert tips, you can actually enlist their help on making your bridal fantasies into incredibly stylish realities.
The Wedding Fair
You’d expect the people behind some of the country’s best wedding fairs to have an impressive range of ideas to share and The Wedding Fair don’t disappoint. In fact, you’ll find they exceed expectations in every sense with an honest, insightful take on how to get the most out of the happiest day of your life and making those smart choices that’ll make your wedding special and, most importantly, uniquely yours.
Love My Dress
There are wedding dresses and then there are wedding dresses that take your breath away. Love My Dress are purveyors of the latter with Annabel Beeforth’s blog taking the world in a storm of fine lacing and well-placed crystals. Not only does Love My Dress let you feast your eyes on glorious gowns, but you’ll also discover the unique stories behind them and the part they played in some of the most beautiful real wedding blog posts we’ve seen.
Chronicling the stories of weddings less ordinary, Boho Weddings is the blog that rustic brides-to-be need to follow. These real days of love, life and laughter are brilliantly outward bound and, crucially, challenge you to think outside the box and how you might add a personalised touch to your own celebrations, one flower crown at a time.
Cwtch the Bride
Wales has some of the most stunning wedding scenery in the UK and if you’ve yet to admire how these dramatic landscapes can be the perfect backdrop for an ‘I do’ then head on over to Cwtch the Bride. This easy-going blog features Wales’ most photogenic weddings for you to draw ideas from while the bride-to-be diaries are the perfect companion for the entire wedding planning process. No, you’re not mad for thinking that the success of the wedding depends on what cutlery you pick. Not at all.
You know from the off that you’re in safe hands with B.LOVED. A bright, warm aesthetic welcomes you and alluring posts on honeymoon destinations, style-led luxury weddings and insightful conversations with some of the most talented wedding professionals can keep you occupied for hours and leave you feeling re-energized and excited to add to your own bridal plans. A must for anybody planning to say their vows anytime soon.
We Fell in Love
We Fell in Love is an essential visit for any alt-chic bride-to-be as this team of seasoned bridal experts document the stunning weddings taking place against Scotland’s idyllic natural scenery. And if you’re lucky enough to live in this part of the world then you’ll be treated to a host of the best Scottish wedding venues and the suppliers who can transform you into the boho princess you always knew you could be.
While other people were looking at laced veils for their walk down the aisle, you were looking at feather crowns. If that sounds familiar Festival Brides is for you. It’s for every bride-to-be who wants to go her own way in the name of creating something personal and spectacular, featuring ‘everything you need to plan a fabulous laid-back event’ that #rocks.
What we love about Once Wed is just how personal it all feels. There are plenty of real weddings to admire but the real icing on the cake are the short, simple tutorials on how to DIY your own bridal style from the hair and makeup to flowers, there’s even ideas for the groom in here too if he needs a little push to get organised. It’s everything you need for your special day wrapped up in an incredibly trendy design that you’ll love coming back to again and again.