The summer wedding season has officially arrived—and you’ll be seeing naked cakes, Edison bulb outdoor lighting, and flowers galore through October. Soon-to-be newlyweds have likely already finished planning their summer events, but for those of you just starting to think about your wedding next summer, now is the perfect time to get a little inspiration.
To keep the wedding day ideas flowing—and get a sneak peek and upcoming trends—check out some of our favorite wedding blogs. Whether you’re going for indie, chic, or traditional, these picks will help brides and grooms go from to-do to “I do!”
1. This awesome Southern CA blog is a must-see if you’re getting hitched locally
Getting married in California? There are a number of blogs dedicated to the golden state that offer insider tips for the best vendors, flower farmers, venues, and more. Southern California Bride remains our go-to recommendation for those in SoCal who are looking to wow their guests.
Honorable mention: Though they provide tips, tricks, and info for all over the US, Ruffled Blog is located in California—and they know how to help you plan a great party. Find the best tips for your area by browsing by location.
2. Non-traditional couples will love our next choice
Not everyone likes to color inside the lines—and if you want to forgo a first dance, skip the bouquet throwing, or ditch the elaborate cake, there’s still plenty of #weddinginspo out there. Pull up Rock n’ Roll Bride for some unique, funky ideas to get you started.
Honorable mention: How does a nerd-tastic wedding or a registry dedicated to pizza delivery for life sound? Find awesome ideas like these and more at the Offbeat Bride.
3. Stay on-trend with this thriving resource
With millions of social followers, Style Me Pretty had to make our list. It’s one of the most popular wedding blogs to ever exist, for good reason. Readers love their advice, fashion tips, and stunning photo sets—and we do too!
Honorable mention: Get the glitz and glam of a traditional wedding, no matter your goals, budget, or timeline, with a little help from Green Wedding Shoes. You’ll love the plethora of ideas and DIY project plans they have available.
4. Keep it rustic with some expert guidance
Casual, simple, and understated elegance have been super trendy in recent years—and the rustic look is exploding in popularity. If you’re hoping for something outdoorsy and different, be sure to bookmark Rustic Wedding Chic.
Honorable mention: The rustic aesthetic is one of the easiest to achieve with a little hard-work. Handy couples should browse DIY Bride for gorgeous, easy-to-do projects.
5. Budget-friendly resources & tips
Looking to save a few dollars so you can splurge on your honeymoon? Can’t justify spending all of your savings on one day? You can still have a fabulous wedding with a lower budget! The Budget Savvy Bride has tons of tips and recommendations to help you save money without compromising on quality.
Honorable mention: Kiss My Tulle began as a budget wedding blog and has expanded to include everything the no-nonsense millennial bride could hope for. We’re talking DIY ideas, budget checklists, and everything in between to help you tackle your wedding planning (without going crazy in the process!).
Bonus: we’ve got the deets on party planning and how to make sure your wedding music is on point
Elegant Event Entertainment has been helping couples have amazing weddings and receptions for years—and our experienced Los Angeles wedding DJs and MCs can work with you and your planner to make sure your special day goes off without a hitch. Contact us to learn more about our special lighting packages, DJ services, and photobooths!