When you are planning a wedding, it pays to keep your eyes and ears open. Potential sources of inspiration are everywhere, and you never know when you might stumble across an idea that would be perfect for your wedding. That is why brides in the know are careful to keep up with the latest wedding news.
The truth of the matter is that brides love looking at pictures of weddings. Planning a wedding tends to be all-consuming, so most brides are only to happy to have an excuse to check out what is happening in the romantic world of weddings. If you can also pick up a few helpful ideas along the way, so much the better. There are numerous ways to keep on top of the latest trends, celebrity weddings, and other wedding news of the day.
Blogs can be a terrific way to keep up with wedding stories and events. Unlike most wedding sites, they are updated daily, so you will know that you are not missing out on any current events. Why is this important? Let’s say that you are a New York bride planning her dream wedding. How great would it be to learn that your favorite gown designer is going to open up her showroom for her annual sample sale next weekend? And how disappointing would it be if you only learned about the fantastic opportunity after the event had ended? If you are doing a quick daily scan of local wedding blogs, you would be sure to be one of the first brides in the know.
A great way to keep on top of your favorite wedding blogs is to bookmark your top sites to keep them at your fingertips. Just don’t do this on your computer at work, or it will look like you are spending all your time on wedding stuff! Another option is to set up a service like Google reader which will alert you anytime a new entry has been made on your favorite blogs. This will save you a lot of time spent checking in with each bridal blog individually. If you prefer to spend just a little time keeping up with wedding news, there are some great wrap up sites which round up the top stories from a lot of different wedding blogs and post them all in one convenient package.
For more general wedding news, check out the big name sites such as The Knot, Brides, Wedding Channel, Martha Stewart Weddings, and In Style Wedding. They will all be great places to see the current wedding trends, along with lots of lots of pictures. If you are looking for your bridal eye candy, the big sites are fabulous. Most also have blogs which are updated daily, although the information is not always about current events. Some sites, like Brides, are updated more frequently than others. Your favorite site will depend on what type of wedding news is most interesting to you. For celebrity weddings and engagements, In Style Weddings is the place to go, for flower and decorating ideas, you can’t beat Martha Stewart, and for thousands of inspirational photos, check out The Knot.
Wedding related articles are another terrific way to keep up with what is happening in the world of bridal. The traditional bridal magazines are always jam packed with lots of fun tips, ideas, and advice. If you are looking for more fun articles, take a look at some of the online article directories like ezine. They will have a myriad of articles on every conceivable wedding topic, and fresh stories appear daily. After reading a few articles online, you may well find that you have a couple of favorite authors. Keeping up with their latest efforts is as simple as subscribing to an RSS feed or setting up a Google alert with their name. In the end, you will find that there is no shortage of interesting wedding news to keep your wedding planning fun and exciting.