Jul 09, 2012

Wedding Blogs: Unveiled

This week my focus is on wedding blogs. And, while I have no immediate plans to walk down the aisle myself, I do attend about four or five of these things a year.  People tell me it’s that time of my life. But, more than likely, weddings will always be a part of my life.  They may come in many different shapes and sizes, but they all represent on of our larger cultural institution. And as such, there are a great number of blogs dealing with the subject from a host of different perspectives and points of view.  So with that in mind, let’s cut the cake, reach for that bouquet, and enjoy this brief tour of some of the best wedding blogs I’ve seen.

The Best Gay Wedding Blog Ever! is, well, at the very least the best gay wedding blog I’ve ever seen. The truth is the gay wedding market is only going to grow and grow. Luckily, there are blogs like this one to help guide the way down the aisle. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories on same-sex marriages. Stories about marriage in general would probably work, too. Check out the full review here.

The Inspired Bride is a blog for those among us that like to do it our self. The site provides many examples of elegant weddings. But, they also provide the how-to information necessary to recreate it at your own wedding. It’s inspirational, sure. But, it’s also instructional.  If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories that center around do-it-yourself weddings. Check out the full review here.

The Budget Savvy Bride believes that weddings can still be fabulous and beautiful without breaking the bank.   In other words, couples can be frugal without looking cheap. With a little creativity, money no longer has to be the determining factor.  If I were to pitch this blog, I’ d look for stories that highlight how couples can save money while planing their weddings. Check out the full review here.

Grooms Advice is a wedding blog geared toward men. I know… That sounds crazy, right? Men take part in most weddings, but I never knew they were given an opinion on how things go down. Well, this informative and funny blog begs to differ. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for wedding stories from the perspective of the groom. Stories about bachelor parties and anything including the word “groomzilla” would probably work, too. Check out the full review here.

Eco-Beautiful Weddings is a blog that believes that a married couple can express their love for one another while still expressing love (and care) for the planet.  Being wasteful isn’t just irresponsible. It’s also unfashionable. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories that sit at the intersection of weddings and environmental sustainability. Check out the full review here.

That’s all for now. In the meantime, if there’s a blog I should be reviewing, drop me a line or a note in the comments, and I’ll take a look. Until next time…

Author Tom Hynes is PR Newswire’s manager of blogger relations. And as you may have guessed, he has a twitter account.

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