Best Wedding Blogs in 2021

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If you’re a wedding photographer, this list of the best wedding blogs in 2021 should be useful for your promotional efforts.

Getting your photography featured on popular wedding sites is a great way to get the attention of potential brides who may be looking for a photographer to cover their big day.

Having a website such as these link back to your own website is also an effective way to improve your search engine rankings, potentially giving you a benefit over your competitors.

So let’s take a look at the top wedding blogs of the year, and discover why and how your should approach them with your work.

The 150 Best Wedding Blogs in 2021

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If you’re a wedding photographer keen to promote your work, I strongly recommend you consider submitting to the websites listed here.

Don’t focus all your energy on getting featured on the top 10 ‘strongest’ wedding blogs – it’s also beneficial to get featured on multiple sites further down the ranks.

So without further ado, here are the top wedding blogs of the year, based on their Domain Rating.

RANK WEDDING BLOG DOMAIN RATING TRAFFIC
1 https://www.theknot.com/ 91 4500000
2 https://www.brides.com/ 84 3093201
3 https://www.wedmegood.com/ 69 375000
4 https://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-ideas/ 91 228000
5 https://www.onefabday.com/ 72 223640
6 https://www.loveandlavender.com/ 58 157681
7 https://www.bridalguide.com/ 74 134380
8 https://www.bridalmusings.com/ 72 128374
9 https://www.harpersbazaar.com/wedding/ 87 110000
10 https://www.apracticalwedding.com/ 72 92211
11 https://www.junebugweddings.com/ 78 91892
12 https://www.weddingbee.com/ 73 87091
13 https://www.insideweddings.com/ 69 71687
14 https://www.stylemepretty.com/ 83 61477
15 https://www.mywedding.com/ 74 59591
16 https://www.theplunge.com/ 50 54923
17 https://www.cocomelody.com/ 52 54100
18 https://www.thebudgetsavvybride.com/ 66 53286
19 https://www.greenweddingshoes.com/ 78 52874
20 https://www.weddingchicks.com/ 79 41708
21 https://www.womangettingmarried.com/ 57 41100
22 https://www.offbeatbride.com/ 74 39525
23 https://www.wedding.net/ 48 35100
24 https://www.chicvintagebrides.com/ 54 32644
25 https://www.somethingturquoise.com/ 68 29099
26 https://www.rusticweddingchic.com/ 67 29065
27 https://www.ruffledblog.com/ 77 26495
28 https://www.dressforthewedding.com/ 32 23839
29 https://www.thecakeblog.com/ 62 23067
30 https://www.oncewed.com/ 74 21795
31 https://www.bellethemagazine.com/ 56 21095
32 https://www.ewedding.com/ 63 20600
33 https://www.cocoweddingvenues.co.uk/ 58 20091
34 https://www.thecrimsonbride.com/ 27 18968
35 https://www.rockmywedding.co.uk/ 76 17021
36 https://www.howtheyasked.com/ 71 15173
37 https://www.intimateweddings.com/ 67 14687
38 https://www.weddingstar.com/ 67 13199
39 https://www.modernwedding.com.au/ 57 13000
40 https://www.elegantwedding.ca/ 64 11826
41 https://www.marthastewartweddings.com/ 80 11228
42 https://www.thepinkbride.com/ 53 11065
43 https://www.lovemydress.net/ 74 10353
44 https://www.emmalinebride.com/ 59 10252
45 https://www.equallywed.com/ 62 9549
46 https://www.snippetandink.com/ 65 8646
47 https://www.rocknrollbride.com/ 74 8086
48 https://www.modwedding.com/ 64 7579
49 https://www.appycouple.com/ 67 7500
50 https://www.smashingtheglass.com/ 59 7294
51 https://www.decoweddings.com/ 28 7158
52 https://www.inspiredbythis.com/ 72 6827
53 https://www.maharaniweddings.com/ 67 6669
54 https://www.marrymetampabay.com/ 49 6352
55 https://www.whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/ 72 6221
56 https://www.southernweddings.com/ 70 6151
57 https://www.californiaweddingday.com/ 56 5991
58 https://www.bespoke-bride.com/ 65 4931
59 https://www.confettidaydreams.com/ 53 4788
60 https://www.caratsandcake.com/ 73 4637
61 https://www.charlestonweddingguide.com/ 38 4636
62 https://www.dessy.com/blog/ 70 4500
63 https://www.theeverylastdetail.com/ 69 4293
64 https://www.southboundbride.com/ 53 4190
65 https://www.perfete.com/ 61 4083
66 https://www.munaluchibridal.com/ 71 3871
67 https://www.frenchweddingstyle.com/ 67 3734
68 https://www.tietheknot.scot/ 50 3700
69 https://www.nouba.com.au/ 56 3233
70 https://www.boho-weddings.com/ 69 2992
71 https://www.greylikesweddings.com/ 72 2855
72 https://www.tidewaterandtulle.com/ 56 2525
73 https://www.loveincmag.com/ 59 2400
74 https://www.heyweddinglady.com/ 64 2364
75 https://www.thebigfatindianwedding.com/ 42 2221
76 https://www.blackbride.com/ 60 1946
77 https://www.theperfectpalette.com/ 65 1907
78 https://www.alowcountrywed.com/ 47 1840
79 https://www.magnoliarouge.com/ 73 1760
80 https://www.thenaturalweddingcompany.co.uk/ 56 1699
81 https://www.theweddingscoop.com/ 53 1678
82 https://www.weddingsparrow.com/ 71 1478
83 https://www.littlevegaswedding.com/ 24 1310
84 https://www.bulabride.com/ 25 1247
85 https://www.capitolromance.com/ 45 1240
86 https://www.bellebridalmagazine.com/ 52 1100
87 https://www.burnettsboards.com/ 64 1069
88 https://www.applebrides.com/ 50 1064
89 https://www.bridesupnorth.com/ 62 994
90 https://www.sweetvioletbride.com/ 36 994
91 https://www.mountainsidebride.com/ 46 992
92 https://www.chicandstylishweddings.com/ 55 986
93 https://www.blovedblog.com/ 63 983
94 https://www.desireehartsock.com/ 52 963
95 https://www.tahoeunveiled.com/ 44 869
96 https://www.unitedwithlove.com/ 57 838
97 https://www.myhotelwedding.com/ 42 826
98 https://www.prettypearbride.com/ 47 808
99 https://www.glamourandgraceblog.com/ 63 787
100 https://www.storyboardwedding.com/ 54 691
101 https://www.thesoutherncaliforniabride.com/ 56 690
102 https://www.hillcitybride.com/ 37 615
103 https://www.brideswithoutborders.com/ 27 583
104 https://www.utahvalleybride.com/ 48 560
105 https://www.bklynbride.com/ 60 557
106 https://www.jetfeteblog.com/ 44 518
107 https://www.lovewedbliss.com/ 34 472
108 https://www.theprettyblog.com/ 60 455
109 https://www.diybride.com/ 37 405
110 https://www.contemporaryweddingsmagazine.com/ 39 379
111 https://www.modernweddings.com/ 41 365
112 https://www.frostedpetticoatblog.com/ 45 363
113 https://www.mandalaweddings.com 18 302
114 https://www.joy-wed.com/ 46 276
115 https://www.yourwestmidlands.wedding/ 28 252
116 https://www.polkadotbride.com/ 71 247
117 https://www.brideclubme.com/ 38 244
118 https://www.artfullywed.com/ 66 211
119 https://www.redoakweddings.com/ 40 191
120 https://www.bajanwed.com/ 47 188
121 https://www.worldbridemagazine.com/ 43 187
122 https://www.luxemountainweddings.com/ 42 186
123 https://www.vermontbridemagazine.com/ 32 176
124 https://www.charmcitywed.com/ 39 174
125 https://www.indianweddingsite.com/ 34 171
126 https://www.london-bride.com/ 38 135
127 https://www.classicbrideblog.com/ 37 110
128 https://www.rusticfolkweddings.com/ 24 107
129 https://www.samesexweddingguide.com/ 33 Under 100
130 https://www.bitchlessbride.com/ 43 Under 100
131 https://www.blog.etsy.com/en/category/weddings/ 93 Under 100
132 https://www.mylovelywedding.com/ 20 Under 100
133 https://www.asianweddingideas.co.uk/ 14 Under 100
134 https://www.handhweddings.com/ 43 Under 100
135 https://www.baysidebride.com/ 33 Under 100
136 https://www.blackbridalbliss.com/ 24 Under 100
137 https://www.blacksheepbride.com/ 31 Under 100
138 https://www.woodlandsbride.com/ 30 Under 100
139 https://www.theprettybrownbride.com/ 14 Under 100
140 https://www.themodernjewishwedding.com/ 30 Under 100
141 https://www.thesoutheasternbride.com/ 41 Under 100
142 https://www.weddingvows.com/ 8 Under 100
143 https://www.thewestchesterweddingplanner.com/ 32 Under 100
144 https://www.100layercake.com/blog/ 76 Under 100
145 https://www.elizabethannedesigns.com/blog/ 67 Under 100
146 https://www.flowerona.com/blog/ 45 Under 100
147 https://www.magnetstreet.com/wedding-blog/ 56 Under 100
148 https://www.norwegianweddingblog.com/ 32 Under 100
149 https://www.melissaheartsweddings.com/ 26 Under 100
150 https://www.thewedding-concierge.com/blog/ 19 Under 100

5 Benefits of getting Featured on Wedding Blogs

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Submitting your photography to wedding websites is an essential step in the promotion of your brand.

It may seem like a chore, but getting your photography featured on the websites listed here has 5 main benefits that’ll make your time spent on the submission more than worthwhile.

1. Exposure

Check out the traffic figures in the table of the best wedding blogs below. Within that number are many potential brides who may be seeing your work for the very first time.

Getting featured on a popular wedding site will put your photography in front of the eyes balls of a whole new audience, which may in turn lead to new bookings.

2. Traffic

When one of your weddings is featured on one of the blogs below, you’ll be credited with a link to your website.

If a potential bride wants to know more about your services, they’ll click the link. More clicks = more traffic to your website, leading to more exposure.

Pro Tip: If you’re running Facebook re-targeting ads, the additional traffic will also give a welcome boost to your custom audience size.

3. Personal Development

This might seem a little arbitrary, but the whole process of selecting images to submit to a wedding site can be beneficial to your own development as a photographer.

Too often, we deliver photos to our clients, then move on to the next wedding without a second thought on our overall performance as photographers. Sure, the client may be over the moon, but how do you actually feel about your work?

Scrutinizing your images to meet the strict editorial guidelines of a popular blog forces you to really consider your images in a new light. If you end up getting published, seeing your photos among those of other talented photographers can be great motivation to improve at your art.

4. Social Proof

Featuring the logos of popular wedding blogs on your homepage, social media, and even in your email signature can be hugely beneficial.

Wedding blogs happily supply ‘badges’ to photographers and vendors featured on their sites. Displaying these prominently in your branding will give potential brides reassurance about their decision, and can even add value to your services.

5. SEO

Let’s not beat about the bush here – getting a ‘backlink’ from any of the wedding blogs listed here can significantly help your SEO efforts.

Google has confirmed that backlinks are one of their top 3 ranking factors –  it’s also commonly assumed that the more relevant links you can point to your website, the better your website will ‘rank’.

With all other factors being equal, the more powerful the wedding blog, the better the outcome… but how do we define how powerful the blog is?

What makes a Wedding Blog ‘Powerful’?

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To be able to create a list of the best wedding blogs of the year, we need to establish a comparative metric – in this case, something called Domain Rating (DR).

Domain Rating is created by a tool called Ahrefs, that shows the strength of a target website’s total backlink profile (in terms of its size and quality).

Without delving in too deep to DR or Ahrefs, all you need to know is this:

The closer the Domain Rating figure in the table below is to 100, the ‘stronger’ the wedding website… and the more beneficial it will be for you to have your work published there.

The Ahrefs’ Organic Traffic metric is an estimate of monthly organic search traffic coming to a target website or URL.

Ahrefs uses its enormous database of search queries, combined with a ‘unique CTR curve’… plus several other black magic metrics to come to this estimation… but take the traffic figure with a grain of salt. It’s the DR of the website that you should pay most attention to.

How to get Published on a Wedding Site

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Each wedding blog has strict editorial guidelines for getting your work featured as a ‘real wedding’, ‘engagement session’, or ‘styled shoot’ on their site.

Look for this information when clicking through to the sites below, and make sure you adhere to it strictly.

Obviously, your photos need to be great to be accepted by any of the websites listed here, but sticking to the tips above will vastly increase your chances of getting your work published.

Final Words of Advice

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Getting your work featured on these wedding blogs can benefit your wedding photography business in several ways, in the short, medium and long term.

The beauty of SEO is that the benefits are compounding, and for the most part, passive… as long as you put in the effort to start with!

Having your work published on a popular wedding site is a much more time efficient way to promote your services than something transient like social media, which can seem like a constant uphill struggle at times…

If you’d like to learn more smart marketing tactics to bring brides to you, check out my book More Brides, and the second edition here.

Disclaimer: All recommendations are impartial and based on user experience, with no bias to the products or the brand. The products in this post may contain affiliate links.

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Mark Condon

Mark Condon is a British wedding photographer based in Australia and the founder of Shotkit.

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