If I were to give someone just engaged any advice about what to do first, I’d say #1 read wedding blogs. Lots of them. Every single one you can find. Look at every picture. Read every post. Search in every blog for your city to learn about vendors, locations, budgets, what options are available in your area. Then before you make any other phone call or send any other email #2 hire a wedding planner. She will help you reign in the ten million ideas you got from those blogs and find ways to make them possible.
Now that I’m married, it turns out I still love looking at them! Do you remember when Andy so famously said, “KITCHENS AND WEDDINGS! KITCHENS AND WEDDINGS! THAT’S ALL YOU THINK ABOUT!”? (The full story is here) Yep. Well, I’ve dialed it back a lot now and only look at a handful of wedding sites on a regular basis, but I’ve learned most of these sites are great for so much more than just weddings. Are you throwing a party? Are you decorating your house? Are you looking for a great vacation? Then go to wedding blogs.
So here are a few of the blogs that I still read and still love, and that you should read even if you don’t have any plans of walking down the aisle anytime soon.