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      Updated 08-25-19.

      Here is my list of the 100 best wedding blogs that you should submit to in 2017. 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.

      For more information on SEO for photographers, check out my E-Book.

      Top Wedding Blogs for 2020

      best wedding blogs 2017

      1. Etsy
      2. The Knot
      3. Style Me Pretty
      4. Martha Stewart Weddings
      5. Green Wedding Shoes
      6. Ruffled Blog
      7. My Wedding
      8. Wedding Chicks
      9. Brides.com
      10. 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.

      Q+A With Junebug Weddings Executive Editor Nicole Seligman

      junebug editor nicole seligman
      Photo: Jess Jolin

      What is the first thing Junebug looks for in a wedding submission?

      As a resource for wedding planning inspiration, Junebug aims to showcase weddings that highlight the couple’s own sense of style throughout the day. We hope to encourage our readers to plan a celebration that is filled with personal details and elements that are unique to their taste and relationship, rather than a wedding that’s been copied-and-pasted from what they’ve seen elsewhere. We love fashion-forward couples, distinct and cohesive style throughout the decor, and seeing the couple interact with their wedding details in some way.

      How can photographers improve their chances of getting a submission accepted?

      A huge part of having a wedding or session accepted for Junebug is vertical-oriented images! We prefer to accept submissions with plenty of vertical photos because these perform the best on social platforms which bring traffic to the blog post (AKA your work!).

      What is your advice for a photographer that has just had their submission declined?

      First, don’t get down on your work. 99% of the time, the submissions we decline have nothing to do with the photography. So many elements are considered when we review submissions that are out of the photographer’s control entirely. Second, take a step back and look at the submission with a different perspective. What objectively stands out about the wedding? Is there an element related to the theme or vibe of the day, a unique use of the venue, a fun fashion choice, or something special about how the day was planned? Now consider what other publications might be interested in showcasing what makes this wedding special, like a regional or niche blog. At the end of the day, a blog’s job is to provide wedding planning ideas and inspiration, and incredible photographs and beautiful moments aren’t necessarily enough to guarantee publication. Whether or not you choose to submit the wedding elsewhere, we definitely recommend blogging the wedding on your own site!

      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!

      Submission Tips

      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

      RankWedding Blog URLDomain AuthorityFacebook FollowingInstagram FollowingPinterest FollowingComments
      1https://blog.etsy.com/en/category/weddings/9427069731200000957360yes
      2https://www.theknot.com/896039901100000244199no
      3http://www.stylemepretty.com/8435460219090005721557yes
      4http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/77204531521000318430no
      5http://greenweddingshoes.com/724522654630002022684yes
      6http://ruffledblog.com/722803752060003624136diqus
      7http://www.mywedding.com/721186751330032458yes
      8http://www.weddingchicks.com/7020004386840004487445no
      9http://www.brides.com/672216992810000158588no
      10http://www.100layercake.com/66107848430000239132facebook
      11http://www.greylikesweddings.com/651787912000030932yes
      12https://www.oncewed.com/61109407299000114439yes
      14http://junebugweddings.com/6013885732600081874yes
      15http://offbeatbride.com/601556651950082905yes
      13http://www.rocknrollbride.com/602312916190028677yes
      16https://www.onewed.com/blog/59110521163421397no
      18http://snippetandink.com/571693018000027089yes
      17http://www.rockmywedding.co.uk/57485099114000505196yes
      19http://www.elizabethannedesigns.com/blog/5559944674200104991yes
      20http://rusticweddingchic.com/534359643700160278yes
      21http://apracticalwedding.com/53741002140046198disqus
      22http://www.weddingbells.ca/521700442200146705no
      23https://www.disneyweddings.com5247462832900081719no
      24http://southernweddings.com/52218803240000294910yes
      26http://bridalmusings.com/51355361330003300000disqus
      25http://www.intimateweddings.com/5125344622392873yes
      28http://burnettsboards.com/502828132300153897yes
      27http://www.lovemydress.net/5061405675300225761yes
      30http://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/49322613580024220yes
      32http://theeverylastdetail.com/49150327850042586yes
      33http://www.magnoliarouge.com/492920717200029000yes
      29http://somethingturquoise.com/49147201920081494disqus
      31http://www.weddingwindow.com/blog/4970192358603no
      34http://www.thebrokeassbride.com/4722011194953689disqus
      35http://www.artfullywed.com/475725580810183yes
      36http://www.bespoke-bride.com/47137511850029760yes
      38http://blog.weddingstar.com/463053615344144387yes
      39http://www.polkadotbride.com/465405743300113378yes
      37http://www.theperfectpalette.com/463279393200598131yes
      41https://www.loveandlavender.com/blog/4684055479484yes
      42http://fabyoubliss.com/4615287826226587yes
      40http://emmalinebride.com/4612398548148675yes
      43http://weddingsparrow.com/4517083253000208675yes
      44http://onefabday.com/459943023500101941disqus
      45http://www.magnetstreet.com/wedding-blog/444032526167430yes
      46http://bellethemagazine.com/441751510500184854yes
      47http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/441560043912yes
      48http://equallywed.com/446651073016531yes
      49http://www.unbeaujour.fr/443266825400359549yes
      50https://www.boho-weddings.com/432056813700266344yes
      51http://munaluchibridal.com/4338945319400026898disqus
      52http://prettypearbride.com/43205281110027318yes
      53http://www.inspiredbride.net/43377570212350yes
      54http://heyweddinglady.com/4384151950028928yes
      55http://blovedblog.com/4273412250022723disqus
      56http://www.glamourandgraceblog.com/42126812150016021yes
      58https://www.lamarieeauxpiedsnus.com/42263425761141741yes
      59http://thelane.com/424751320000070406yes
      60http://weddinglovely.com/blog/424014247226467yes
      57http://baysidebride.com/42699530073135yes
      62http://www.weddingsunveiledmagazine.com/blog41345023580015140yes
      61http://flyawaybride.com/416268627811456yes
      63http://www.desireehartsock.com/411266412280014056yes
      65http://eco-beautifulweddings.com/4024743322yesno
      66http://mountainsidebride.com/40298052295206yes
      67http://chicvintagebrides.com/401222496664092319yes
      68http://hellomay.com.au/405943812400020686yes
      64http://southboundbride.com/409213675815393yes
      69https://themanregistry.com/3929888636288yes
      71http://bklynbride.com/39996519293809028yes
      72http://www.brendasweddingblog.com/393796410213354yes
      73http://www.blackbride.com/39156551870007702yes
      70http://www.swoonedmagazine.com/blog/395389990133858yes
      74http://festivalbrides.co.uk/38115413450042066yes
      75http://classicbrideblog.com/38557555373752yes
      76https://whitemag.com/383080221030003822yes
      77http://bridesupnorth.com/3726940205006922yes
      78http://www.wantthatwedding.co.uk/375210681338453yes
      79http://www.frenchweddingstyle.com/361179119700266336yes
      80http://www.confettidaydreams.com/36255371820043437disqus
      81http://www.omgimgettingmarried.com/36
      82http://bridechic.blogspot.com/352724128yesno
      83http://www.eleganceandsimplicity.com/blog/34111543322yes
      84http://www.kissmytulle.com/3387744147395disqus
      86http://www.queenforaday.fr/33114234949110242yes
      85http://www.weddingthingz.com/337643129813154yes
      87http://www.knotsvilla.com/3238852710091933yes
      88http://tahoeunveiled.com/32317469362743disqus
      89http://www.soyouregettingmarried.com/32510686552774yes
      90http://thefeministbride.com/29544130253yes
      91http://nouba.com.au/29190414160014672yes
      92http://www.weddingfriends.co.za/28662362322yes
      93http://www.theoverwhelmedbride.com/2724495840041526yes
      94http://www.savvydeetsbridal.com/2610814176530yes
      95http://www.bitchlessbride.com/2628422663937yes
      96http://hotpinkbrides.com/263753yesno
      97http://secretweddingblog.com/25233838562486yes
      98http://www.norwegianweddingblog.com/23169186936534yes
      99http://www.catalystwedco.com/2326194054372yes
      100http://www.un-wedding.com/1218974984127yes

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      Comments

      Awesome list!!! Thanks so much!!!!

      This is still a priceless collection of resources. Thank you for compiling and sharing this list!

      Thanks for the list Dylan! I have a question, do you know blogs that feature wedding films? thanks! It’s like I’m looking for a needle in the middle of the haystack.

      Thank you for this list, it’s amazing to have it all in one place <3

      Hello Dylan,

      On one of my forays through our world of wedding photographers, I found your website. Great work you do! Some things inspired me a lot and brought me ideas for my next weddings.

      Thanks for that and keep up the good work!
      Thomas

      Hi Dylan! Happy Holidays! I am trying to access your list of 100 best wedding blogs, and it looks like the table/list of 100 blogs isn’t showing up? I visited this blog a few weeks ago and the table/list was still working at that time, but it appears to no longer be working. Just wanted to let you know 🙂 Thanks so much for putting that table together for all us photographers! So useful! <3

      Thanks for the note, just fixed it 🙂

      Very good post!

      Thanks for sharing with us all this information! Congratulations!

      Hi, hope you can check us out and include us in your list of wedding blogs? Our main focus is featuring wedding fashion from around the world and we have been around since 2009. Let me know what you think? Thanks!

      This is a very good post for those of us looking for ideas and inspiration for our own websites and blogs. Thanks!

      This is a great post for those of us looking for ideas and inspiration for our own websites and blogs. Thanks!

      I like the info here especially since I happen to be an SEO guru myself. All the information you can find is valuable and applicable when it comes to SEO.. Great post!

      Thanks for Sharing!!

      Great list of resources, thank you!

      Wonderful post! Thanks for sharing!

      Great post , really nice …Keep rocking

      I have never seen such dedication. The only question I have in my mind is “How you did that?” This work requires so much time, energy and mind. I really appreciate your effort and thank you so much for sharing tons of information with us.

      Having my first wedding published in February after reading this post – literally went down the list submitting one by one. Thanks for sharing Dylan!

      Thanks a lot, Dylan! this info is so valuable for me !

      When does the 2018 version get released? 🙂

      Cheers for the list – wouldn’t have considered doing them by DA before!

      Awesome List Dylan, super resourceful!!

      Great post dude! Super helpful

      Thank you for putting this all together. It’s not easy knowing where to be published and information is all over the place, lovely to see it all in one tidy package.

      Where can I find a blogger to write up my wedding blogs. Reasonably. I would like a wedding specific blogger. With experience

      What a fantastic post! The information is very useful. Thank you for sharing this here.

      This is very useful. Thank you very much 🙂

      This is super helpful! love that you can sort it. Thanks so much for compiling this list!

      Being a content writer i always looks for latest and unique information i am glad you post this. This list will help me a lot

      Wow! Thank you so much Dylan, such a great list.

      Awesome list, thanks for all the effort.

      Great list and awesome advice! 🙂

      Yes! Thank you for your effort, this list is really really helpful!

      Great stuff Dylan! Thank you for helping us little guys understand weddings blogs.

      This is SO HELPFUL! I didn’t even know Etsy had a wedding blog. Thank you!

      Amazing list Dylan, thanks so much for sharing, nice to see some UK blogs in the list too 🙂

      Yo dude! thanks for posting this list – very insightful. Loving your SEO tips. Hope all is well and maybe we can catch up sometime soon! Cheers!

      Hi hi! I can’t see the full list on Chrome or Safari. Just wanted to make sure I’m not missing anything. Thanks so much!! -A

      Theme issue, working on a fix!

      Superb. Thanks for this. Very useful info.

      Thank you Dylan! You are a master!!

      How would you go about getting a link on the Etsy wedding page?

      Great list, quite a few I havent even heard about.. will go through them. Thanks

      Awesome Dylan, will try make some benefits of it. Thank you 🙂

      Awesome list Dylan, thanks for sharing 🙂

      Wow, this is an excellent list! I’m glad you included not only domain authority, but also the social following and comments. Brilliant! Great work as usual!

      Great post Dylan! I’m sure I’ll be coming back here often.

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