Here is my list of the 100 best wedding blogs that you should submit to in 2020. The blogs might have a specific social media network that it is most successful on, some have more web traffic, others cater to a certain style of bride or wedding, etc. To help with this, I sorted them by Domain Authority, which is one of the better metrics for knowing the strength of the website.
For 2020, I'm updating the statistics with a more accurate tool by Ahrefs called Domain Rating. This tool not only allows you to compare how strong a website's backlink profile is, but also shows an estimate for how much organic traffic it has. This can be incredibly helpful when trying to compare which blog to either be featured on or advertise with.
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Top Wedding Blogs for 2020
- The Knot
- Style Me Pretty
- Martha Stewart Weddings
- Green Wedding Shoes
- Ruffled Blog
- My Wedding
- Wedding Chicks
- 100 Layer Cake
SEO is still largely ruled by how many strong websites are linking to your domain. Social media statistics are more difficult to get data on, as the actual followings are not nearly as important as the quantity and quality of the interaction. I recommend trying to find blogs that fits your aesthetic, your location, and the weddings you'd like to shoot. If you're wanting to travel more, this is the easiest way to get your work in front of a larger audience.
Why try to get your work featured on a blog? There are many reasons. First, it's another backlink to your site, which will help your SEO longterm. Second, you generally get a surge of traffic that day and residual traffic for years after. Third, the wedding blogs generally rank high for tougher keywords than you can, which means brides will be seeing your work that normally wouldn't. And Fourth, the wedding blogs typically have great social media interaction, a feature can give you a nice boost of followers.
I also have a column for commenting, there are endless debates in the SEO world about no-follow blog comments and if they're a benefit. I believe them to be worth your time, they can definitely create small amounts of traffic and help get your name out. Just don't be annoying, use your real name and not a spammy keyword for your link. If you're looking for inspiration while building your wedding photography website, check out this post.
Q+A With Junebug Weddings Executive Editor Nicole Seligman
What is the first thing Junebug looks for in a wedding submission?
How can photographers improve their chances of getting a submission accepted?
What is your advice for a photographer that has just had their submission declined?
What is the best part about being a wedding blogger?
We truly love connecting couples with the vendors and inspiration to make their dreams happen because we believe that everyone deserves a wedding worthy of their love.
-Thanks for taking the time to answer those questions Nicole!
Each of the blogs have different submission requirements. I've had luck emailing the editors with links to my blog posts, but it is sometimes necessary to either use their submission form or go through a service like Two Bright Lights. Some don't accept submissions and you must try contacting the writers. Let me know if there are any blogs I missed!
2020's Best Wedding Blogs
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