- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
@pocketfox: Hey girl! Happy to give a few tips 🙂
The best advice I can give is to blog as if you’re already chosen to blog for Weddingbee. And tell a story. Start from the beginning, help your readers get to know who you are and what your story is with your FI, and paint a picture of your wedding-planning journey. Keep in mind that when you’re blogging for a large public readership, it’s not a diary – someone on the other side of the world probably won’t be interested in whether you’ve checked off each item on your to-do list, or too much of the personal details. Most of the readers are other engaged or recently married women who are looking for inspiration in planning their own weddings, and going through the same process of dating-to-married life.
And write about what you love! I’m not very interested in rings, so I don’t think I ever mentioned my e-ring. But I care a lot about the environment and wanted to plan a green wedding, so I talked about that at length. My DH’s family is Iranian, so I wrote about Iranian wedding customs and how we incorporated them to hopefully help out other brides struggling with how to combine multiple cultures into one seamless wedding.
But do spend some time blogging about yourself before you jump right into dresses, cakes, bouquets, etc. My first blog post was about how DH and I met, my second post was about how he proposed, and third blog post was about how we decided we wanted to have a large family wedding and what general feel/theme we wanted for our wedding day (incl. how we chose to have an outdoor wedding…) If you start out in roughly chronological order, it helps piece together a story for your readers.
Post photos wherever you can! No one likes to scroll and scroll through a wall of text. A lot of wedding planning these days is highly visual, with glossy photos all over wedding blogs – so keep in mind that photos can often convey as much as a whole paragraph of text. Don’t forget to give credit where due where your photos aren’t your own. When you start blogging with a blog website (I used blogger.com) you can resize photos so they’re nice and large.
Everyone has their own flow of ideas and way of organizing topics/posts. I found myself writing about each topic in one post – a dress post, a hair post, a make-up post, a venue post, etc. That’s my personal preference – when I read other blogs I catch up all-at-once and tend to miss posts if they’re part of a series, so I’m in the get-it-all-out-in-one-post camp, you know? But everyone has a structure that works for them.
Good luck sweetie! PM me if you have any specific Qs.