Best Wedding Blogs of 2019

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If you’re a wedding photographer, this list of the best wedding blogs in 2019 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.

5 Benefits of getting Featured on Wedding Blogs

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.

The 150 Best Wedding Blogs of 2019

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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 WEBSITE DOMAIN RATING  TRAFFIC
1 https://blog.etsy.com/en/category/weddings/ 93 17678
2 https://weddingwire.com/blog/ 90 3,402,212
3 https://myday.ynet.co.il/en/ 85 27366
4 https://stylemepretty.com/ 84 38397
6 https://brides.com/ 82 1883430
7 https://marthastewartweddings.com/ 80 945293
8 https://weddingchicks.com/ 78 65062
9 https://greenweddingshoes.com/ 77 54560
10 https://junebugweddings.com/ 77 109544
11 https://ruffledblog.com/ 77 8002
12 https://100layercake.com/blog/ 76 4629
13 https://bridalguide.com/ 75 312012
14 https://mywedding.com/ 75 176840
15 https://rockmywedding.co.uk/ 75 32998
16 https://lovemydress.net/ 73 12139
17 https://offbeatbride.com/ 73 98651
18 https://oncewed.com/ 73 21747
19 https://rocknrollbride.com/ 73 9171
20 https://caratsandcake.com/ 72 3172
21 https://magnoliarouge.com/ 72 2415
22 https://weddingbee.com/ 72 23674
23 https://apracticalwedding.com/ 71 390863
24 https://bridalmusings.com/ 71 43020
25 https://elizabethannedesigns.com/blog/ 71 4316
26 https://greylikesweddings.com/ 71 3614
27 https://inspiredbythis.com/ 71 4961
28 https://onefabday.com 71 241,679
29 https://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/ 71 4597
31 https://intimateweddings.com/ 70 14941
32 https://boho-weddings.com/ 69 7231
33 https://polkadotbride.com/ 69 9809
34 https://rusticweddingchic.com/ 69 26681
35 https://southernweddings.com/ 69 10804
36 https://weddingsparrow.com/ 69 1689
37 https://howtheyasked.com/ 68 12468
38 https://maharaniweddings.com/ 68 4656
40 https://snippetandink.com/ 68 25559
41 https://somethingturquoise.com/ 68 46601
42 https://theeverylastdetail.com/ 68 8422
43 https://weddingstar.com/ 68 3478
44 https://burnettsboards.com/ 67 1241
45 https://insideweddings.com/ 67 51657
46 https://munaluchibridal.com/ 67 3869
47 https://theperfectpalette.com/ 67 4626
48 https://frenchweddingstyle.com/ 66 4291
49 https://bespoke-bride.com/ 65 5868
50 https://modwedding.com/ 65 8874
51 https://theprettyblog.com/ 65 1573
52 https://artfullywed.com/ 64 934
53 https://thecakeblog.com/ 64 37204
54 https://blovedblog.com/ 63 6540
55 https://thebudgetsavvybride.com/ 63 34163
56 https://bridesupnorth.com/ 61 2266
57 https://elegantwedding.ca/ 61 9871
58 https://wedmegood.com/blog/ 61 37779
59 https://emmalinebride.com/ 59 6199
60 https://glamourandgraceblog.com/ 59 736
61 https://flowerona.com/blog/ 58 182
62 https://bellethemagazine.com/ 57 13563
63 https://confettidaydreams.com/ 57 157
64 https://magnetstreet.com/wedding-blog/ 57 4704
65 https://unitedwithlove.com/ 57 1928
66 https://perfete.com/ 56 130
67 https://equallywed.com/ 56 9665
68 https://heyweddinglady.com/ 56 1040
69 https://loveandlavender.com/ 56 68034
70 https://smashingtheglass.com/ 56 4447
71 https://bklynbride.com/ 55 218
72 https://chicvintagebrides.com/ 55 27431
73 https://cocoweddingvenues.co.uk/ 55 26933
74 https://loveincmag.com/ 55 2714
75 https://nouba.com.au/ 55 6763
76 https://thenaturalweddingcompany.co.uk/ 54 3411
77 https://californiaweddingday.com/ 53 5123
78 https://thepinkbride.com/ 53 12691
79 https://blackbride.com/ 52 2979
80 https://storyboardwedding.com/ 52 781
81 https://capitolromance.com/ 51 1819
82 https://thesoutherncaliforniabride.com/ 51 443
83 https://theweddingscoop.com/ 51 3200
84 https://applebrides.com/ 50 1969
85 https://frostedpetticoatblog.com/ 50 538
86 https://marrymetampabay.com/ 50 5992
87 https://jetfeteblog.com/ 49 138
88 https://southboundbride.com/ 48 7530
89 https://desireehartsock.com/ 46 4817
90 https://joy-wed.com/ 46 344
91 https://knotsvilla.com/ 45 364
92 https://london-bride.com/ 45 1138
93 https://reveriegallery.com/ 45 502
94 https://tidewaterandtulle.com/ 45 304
95 https://alowcountrywed.com/ 44 1407
96 https://baysidebride.com/ 44 169
97 https://mountainsidebride.com/ 44 746
98 https://tahoeunveiled.com/ 44 1002
99 https://thebigfatindianwedding.com/ 44 3867
100 https://theplunge.com/ 44 21659
101 https://bajanwed.com/ 42 1050
102 https://smitten-mag.com/ 42 124
103 https://floridiansocial.com/ 41 327
104 https://luxemountainweddings.com/ 41 103
105 https://myhotelwedding.com/ 41 696
106 https://handhweddings.com/ 40 50
107 https://norwegianweddingblog.com/ 40 223
108 https://14stories.com/ 39 57
109 https://charmcitywed.com/ 39 276
110 https://diybride.com/ 39 853
111 https://redoakweddings.com/ 39 493
112 https://sweetvioletbride.com/ 39 980
113 https://bitchlessbride.com/ 38 88
114 https://themodernjewishwedding.com/ 38 552
115 https://apaperproposal.com/ 37 70
116 https://brideclubme.com/ 37 354
117 https://indianweddingsite.com/ 37 2288
118 https://blacksheepbride.com/ 36 134
119 https://lovewedbliss.com/ 36 293
120 https://thewestchesterweddingplanner.com/ 35 198
121 https://hillcitybride.com/ 34 144
122 https://vermontbridemagazine.com/ 34 466
123 https://classicbrideblog.com/ 33 278
124 https://modernweddings.com/ 33 147
125 https://melissaheartsweddings.com/ 32 287
126 https://contemporaryweddingsmagazine.com/ 31 431
127 https://junoandjoy.co.uk/ 30 273
128 https://thegayweddingguide.co.uk/ 30 1523
129 https://charlestonweddingguide.com/ 29 8737
130 https://onabicyclebuiltfortwo.com/ 29 801
131 https://thesoutheasternbride.com/ 29 254
132 https://decoweddings.com/ 28 1136
133 https://equalandforever.com/ 28 58
134 https://chicandstylishweddings.com/ 28 57
135 https://brideswithoutborders.com/ 27 90
136 https://littlevegaswedding.com/ 26 1718
137 https://woodlandsbride.com/ 26 19
138 https://dressforthewedding.com/ 25 8695
139 https://rusticfolkweddings.com/ 25 104
140 https://wellgroomedblog.com/ 24 47
141 https://bulabride.com/ 23 38
142 https://mylovelywedding.com/ 23 147
143 https://blackbridalbliss.com/ 22 130
144 https://thecrimsonbride.com/ 21 48
145 https://thewedding-concierge.com/blog/ 19 76
146 https://asianweddingideas.co.uk/ 16 99
147 https://groominspiration.com/ 16 24
148 https://wedbits.com/ 14 56
149 https://weddingrowkentucky.com/ 14 90
150 https://theprettybrownbride.com/ 10 55

 

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.

8 Comments

  1. Andrew Morgan on July 13, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    Mark,

    Please tell me about ‘Exposure’ in this case?

    Thanks.

    • Mark Condon on July 15, 2019 at 9:58 am

      Hey Andrew – exposure in this case is getting your wedding photography in front of new eye balls. Is that what you were asking?

  2. John Cook on July 13, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    HI Mark,

    Can you please tell me which equipment should need in the wedding photography?

    Best regards.

  3. Let's Bee Together on April 22, 2019 at 2:55 am

    Let’s Bee Together is always happy to receive editorial submissions for publication on our blog 💕 and we’re non-exclusive too so great for SEO if you want to send a shoot to multiple blogs!

    • Mark Condon on April 23, 2019 at 4:51 am

      Great! Just make sure there’s no duplicate content ;-)

  4. Sean on March 26, 2019 at 1:28 am

    Pity this article doesn’t take account of blogs in other regions than the US.

    • Mark Condon on March 26, 2019 at 9:00 am

      I think there are a few UK ones in there, and Australia too Sean – it’s based on the relative strength of blogs for SEO benefit primarily, hence ignoring geographical location. What regions were you most interested in? Perhaps I can update the guide in the future to help.

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