We officially rolled into the month of May this week, which means that we are heading straight into the spring wedding season. Our calendar is packed with amazing weddings this year, and we are looking forward to sharing all of the details from each of them with you!
Planning a wedding is a massive undertaking that will have you obsessing about the big day at all hours of the night, and there is also no shortage of great information out there to help you. In order to help make sure you don’t miss anything, we take the time to publish our ten favorite articles each week.
Let’s jump right in and check out the top ten wedding planning and inspiration articles we found around the web this week.
1. The Social Media Side of the Wedding
“Whether you’re all about the ‘gram, a Snapchat aficionado, or a Facebook fan, these social media wedding ideas are sure to garner all the likes, comments, and regrams your heart desires.”
Every wedding comes with its own hashtag these days, and this article from our friends at WeddingWire offers plenty of helpful tips to get the most out of your wedding’s social media effort.
Their idea of live streaming your ceremony might be a bit too far for some, but having a designated social media manager and a social media wall are both excellent ideas for all types of weddings.
2. The Argument Against Social Media Inspirations
Another social media-related post that we thought was interesting this week was a rant from Every Last Detail arguing that using Pinterest ideas in your wedding planning limits creativity.
There is probably some truth to this idea, but Pinterest is also a fantastic tool that can add tons of incredible ideas to your big day. Read the arguments for yourself and let us know what you think!
3. Pink & Blue Inspiration From California
“Set at Newport Beach Country Club, it’s SoCal wedding perfection, sprinkled with the sweetest blush hues, palms and one adorable Bride & Groom who clearly celebrated in style.”
Pastels always work well for spring weddings, and the palate for this one out in California was simply stunning. Everything from the invitations to the fresh flowers flowed together thanks to this elegant color scheme.
4. A Little Style for the Groom
It’s usually not a stretch to say that MOST of the style discussion for any wedding revolves around the bride, but there are quite a few ways that the groom can work on his look as well.
This slideshow from Once Wed pulls together 40 different ideas grooms can use to step up their style without detracting from the bride.
5. Chill Out
“You’re about to take the most important walk of your life—of course you’re going to be nervous! These tips will help you be calm and confident while walking down the aisle.”
Whether we are talking about legitimate cold feet or just a bit of nervousness, this article from WeddingWire is an excellent crutch for anyone dealing with last-minute anxiety issues. Even if you don’t think you’ll need it, bookmark it just in case!
6. Nine Reasons to Plan a Summer Wedding
We typically find that late spring and early fall are the most popular times to plan a wedding here in Beaver County. However, this post from WeddingBee points out that there are quite a few benefits to having your big day during the summer months.
Just make sure that you are booking venues with plenty of air conditioning power!
7. More Summer Wedding Love
“Summer weddings have the best of it all. The world is a beautiful rich green, flowers are in bloom, and the days are nice and long (your photographer will have tons of time to get that perfect shot). Even better, your guests are likely more available to attend your nuptials; vacations are common in the summer months, so most out-of-towners have an easier time getting out of work for your special day.”
WeddingBee followed up their article on reasons to have a summer wedding with another article highlighting five ways to make the most out of a summer wedding. They’re obviously on a big summer wedding kick this week, and it’s hard to find any flaws in their arguments.
8. An Equestrian-Inspired Wedding
Nothing makes a wedding feel personal quite like a theme that is truly a reflection of the bride and groom. And that is exactly what we see with this beautiful equestrian-inspired wedding featured on Rustic Wedding Chic.
If you are looking to do something a little bit different for your wedding, this is a great example of how you can create a unique look that remains elegant and timeless.
9. Star Wars Wedding Inspirations
Green Wedding Shoes celebrated Star Wars day with this fun article pulling together all of their favorite photos from Star Wars weddings that they have featured over the years.
These are more fantastic examples of ways that you can work a ton of personality into your planning without getting too cheesy.
10. Speaking of Cheesy Weddings
“Nicolette and Beau dubbed their wedding theme as “broad spectrum geekery with jewel tones.” Darth Vader officiated, and lightsabers twirled during the dancing. It was a chic meets geek day that’s perfect to usher in Star Wars Day tomorrow, May the Fourth.”
On the other hand, sometimes getting a little too cheesy is exactly what the bride and groom are looking for to make sure that their big day has some levity. This “jewel-toned geekery” wedding inspiration featured on Offbeat Bride is one of the most unique ones we have ever seen.