Today’s post is written by the lovely Kate Shaw from Perfect Details. I’m a big fan of her site – she supplies the most beautiful wedding dà©cor accessories, hire wear and personalised details that together create some lovely finishing touches for your wedding day.
It’s really, really hot in everybody’s office this week, and any brides-to-be planning their wedding are finding their concentration slipping even more to table centre ideas, and where they can match a ribbon colour to their bridesmaid’s dresses…
But with so many places to research weddings, and too many people happy to give you their experience and opinion, where really is the best place to get new ideas for how you’d like the biggest day of your life to look?
Currently the best way to lose hours at a time in our office… Careful it’s addictive. Use the menu top left to browse the whole wedding category, or use the search box to go more specific. Whether you’re looking for ideas for your dress, or you want theme ideas there are endless stunning images to inspire you.
Check out Perfect Detail’s Pinterest boards
Check out Smashing The Glass’s Pinterest boards
Find images you like and repin them to one board, or different categories such as invitations, table settings, hanging decorations…
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER WEBSITES
A picture says a 1000 words? The better photographers have online blogs showing off all their best work, which is going to be capturing the magic and detail of other people’s weddings. You can find a photographer who has worked at your venue before so you can get ideas of how to specifically decorate that venue space.
Steven Brooks, a good friend to PerfectDetails.co.uk, is one of the best there is. His blog is full of gorgeous inspirational shots, giving you ideas not just on how to decorate your venue but also of the photos you’ll want to make sure you ask your photographer to get if you’re not lucky enough to have booked Steven himself!
BLOGS, BLOGS AND MORE BLOGS
There are so many weddings blogs out there but there are always some that are more inspiring than others… We think that reading about other people’s weddings is the most fun place to start. When planning my own wedding I spent far too long (daily) reading the great posts on Rock my wedding. Much like Smashing The Glass’s Real Weddings, the posts are written by the brides themselves so give you all the details on decisions made and how their wedding look came together. The best is when you find a great DIY wedding piece that gives you all the tips on how to re-create the look yourself.
Our other firm favourite is Boho Weddings with tons of practical advice, from booking the best DJ to DIY tutorials on making gorgeous fabric place settings, and of course the blog you’re currently reading, Karen’s very own Smashing The Glass!
Feels like an old friend now but who you follow will definitely make a big difference to the great wedding ideas you’re going to glean from it. One of our favourites is Louise @blovedweddings. She posts gems from her own blog as well as other great tips she finds on her travels around the online wedding world!
Personality is what it’s all about on Twitter not just a constant stream of sales pitch. Try these others for daily wedding inspiration; @wimagazine, @bridesmagazine and @ELD_Lauren.
Check out Perfect Details on Twitter
Check out Smashing The Glass on Twitter
We try really hard to provide lots of inspiration on our website. We can do this through our own blog, but what we think is more important is that every product you look at has images that can give you ideas of how to use that particular item to decorate your wedding in a fabulous way! We all need a bit of visual help sometimes! We found our most popular pages are where we can provide ideas on how to group products by theme. Have a look and see what you think…