I said I’d pm you some suggestions, but I think it might be more helpful to put them up on this thread, so that other bees who have looked at your blog link, can confirm or deny. So to speak. 🙂
The frequency is good – a quick scan of the posts shows you cover a lot of categories of planning which is great! I know you haven’t exhausted your arsenal of ideas for blog posts yet, but a suggestion might be to include a post about the actual proposal or some brief history of your relationship so readers can see how you came to ‘bee’! Hah- sorry I had to.
DJ/Music posts – I would maybe allude to the budget. Not that’s it’s anyone’s business, but I find that if you are appealing to a larger audience, a lot of bees (like myself) might be sold more on price then another factor. Or if you are more comfortable, you could give a range of prices you have seen in your location.
Ex. college age bands might perform for an average of >$500 in the Baltimore area…but a dj might only be $600-900 (again, just looking for average pricepoints).
I like your STD post – because I can totally relate to the perfectionist attitude with the side of just not giving a crap anymore! I think as a PP mentioned, higher quality pictures would be more helpful & zooming in for the reveal of the STD packages with ribbons. More of these kinds of posts are great. The reasons behind why you chose to do a diy or choosing your colours or theme.
The emotional post was very well-written. I feel like that’s something that more bloggers need to jump on. It helps round out the person that you are, the person you are marrying and the personality and viewpoints you hold. 🙂 Kudos on the writing, but also on dealing through the hard stuff.
As a general note, might be to add some references into your posts, the ceremony ones were quite wordy – maybe a couple more jokes, or some witty one liners. Even a historical or pop culture reference or two, it helps break up the posts into chunks of info vs. a dialogue of your planning.
Ex. any famous or infamous Jewish-Catholic marriages in history that you have come across while researching interfaith ceremonies? (This is really specific, but just an idea to add into the mix.)
You are very good at breaking down the thought process or what makes you and the Mr. choose one thing over the other. The ones about the interfaith ceremony and officiants are very informative. But maybe breaking it up a bit with of a description of the types of officiants you were looking for – for example I had no idea what a cantor was even though I understood it was a part of the Jewish faith. I got the gist of it, but it wasn’t totally clear.
This is very much relevant to you and your FI’s faiths, but maybe more of a bridge into what you both believe in and more posts about how you two co-exist and balance out each other’s faiths.
The titles could be a bit more catchy – part 1, part 2 and part 3, make it seem more of a saga and less like blog posts. I think it’s okay to do a 1 and 2, but if it gets to 3, maybe come up with a catchier name or even try a song lyric or something to to describe what the post is about? It’s great to categorize them though, like you’ve been doing. The whole blog reads cohesively, much like a story in order or what happened next. Which is nice.
I think you’re doing a really great job so far. I hope some of my suggestions and examples made sense. I tried to be constructive, so please don’t take offense, as these are totally just suggestions that I hope might help you become a blogging bee! 🙂