The search for your perfect dress, THE dress, will take you through the pages of countless bridal magazines; you’ll scour multiple designers’ websites and spend hours “diving” into the garments themselves in dress shops. Every bride knows that the dress is the center of any wedding and she’ll eat, sleep and breathe satin and lace to find the one that fits her perfectly in style and form.
Feed the need with these great dress blogs…but what makes a blog great? Choosing just five blogs about wedding dresses was difficult; there are so many wedding blogs out there! These five feature dresses primarily, with other items thrown in here and there to mix it up. Each posts not only great photos, but great content to aid you in your quest.
Style Me Pretty is a style-savvy wedding resource devoted to the modern bride. Featuring chic and style-centric content, editor, Abby Larson is continually discovering new things and has an eye for all things gorgeous. Most readers are between the ages of 21 and 37 with their wedding coming in the next year. Style Me Pretty is updated throughout the day, claiming that “readers are known to check back every hour, on the hour.” Launched in February of 2007, Style Me Pretty has become a mainstay in the wedding industry and currently sees around 5.8 million monthly page views, monthly RSS views roll in at just over 1,000,000 with approximately 375,000 monthly visitors.
Cool Feature – The “Little Black Book” of wedding vendors. This list isn’t just random, but recommended by Style Me Pretty readers. Once recommended, they’re researched and then invited, so you know these are vendors you can trust.
Blogger – Abby Larson is the editor and founder of Style Me Pretty with hubby Tait as the technical guru. Larson admits, “I have the best job in the world. I spend my days scouring the internet for beautiful things, walking the streets of Boston waiting to be inspired, roaming the aisles of my favorite little bookshop…all day, dreaming about weddings.”
Sample Quote – “If heaven were a gown, it would be this very garment.” Talking about a dress designed by the world famous Oscar de la Renta.
URL – http://www.stylemepretty.com/
Wedding Bells is the ultimate guide for bridal gown designs. Featuring photo-rich posts and explanations of in-trend shapes and styles this is a go-to blog for those unsure of the possibilities. Like many wedding blogs, Wedding Bells also contains helpful how-to articles and advice for the big day.
Cool Feature – The Wedding Day Memories category contains stories of how women made their fairy-tale weddings come true despite being on a limited budget, including what they did to find the perfect wedding gown. Even single girls can contribute to the section by dishing all about your Dream Bridal Gown.
Blogger – Noemi Lardizabal-Dado is the blog’s founder, who first got interested in the wedding industry after being asked to photograph the display of gowns at a bridal fair.
Sample Quote – “Trumpet silhouettes were all over the bridal runways this season. This dress style combines the best of two worlds – the grandeur of a full skirt (which makes it easy to walk in the gown) and the body-hugging features of a mermaid silhouette.”
URL – http://weddingbellsblog.com/
Bride Chic is a blog by a dress designer who truly enjoys working with brides who want that extraordinary one-of-a-kind dress. Her love of fashion shows through in her posts of creations and inspirations. Bride Chic won a 2010 Bride’s Choice Award from The WeddingWire Network.
Cool Feature – Amy specializes in eco-chic fibers and green alternatives for brides.
Blogger – Amy Jo Tatum started her career with a three-year stint as a bridal fabrics buyer. After that she opened Bridal Alternatives, a custom design studio and ever since has been working with brides who want that extraordinary one-of-a-kind dress on their wedding day.
Sample Quote – “A wedding gown should be comfortable and beautifully lined so the woman wears it like a second skin.”
URL – http://bridechic.blogspot.com/
Wedding Gown Town is designed to help both brides and bridal shops, including chats with actual designers and early photos from upcoming collections. While this blog is still in the beginning stages, it’s definitely going places.
Cool Feature – Stockists: a list of who stocks which designers in both the US and UK.
Blogger – Keren is the co-owner of Wedding Gown Town and a web designer by trade.
Sample Quote – “I spotted an ad with a wedding dress so lovely it made my eyes ache.”
URL – http://www.weddinggowntown.com/blog/
AFTER the wedding, head to Free to Flaunt (formerly known as Trash the Dress) is a collection of images from photographers across the globe featuring brides, and grooms, not afraid to get their attire a little dirty. The name was changed because the word “trash” scared a lot of brides. The basic idea behind is to promote brides not worrying about getting a little dirt on the dress during a photo shoot. Without this burden, brides are then able to “flaunt” carelessly creating breathtaking images. Ninety percent of brides who ‘trash their dress’ leave with the dress perfectly intact. The dry cleaner is your friend.
Cool Feature – Flaunt your own images!
Blogger – The Trash the Dress concept was started by Nevada photographer John Michael Cooper. This concept quickly became a fad with other photographers across the world. Mark Eric started the website and after a few years Kyle Perison took over running the blog.
Sample Quote – “It’s never been about destruction. It’s always been about creation.” (and the photos are phenomenal!)
URL – http://freetoflaunt.com