I’ve noticed lately a subtle shift in my wedding blog reading. Suddenly, without much notice, I have moved beyond the “inspiration” stage and into the “reality” stage of how and what type of wedding blogs I read. Example: Style Me Pretty has backed up my Google Reader with about 50 posts…whereas A Practical Wedding? As soon as I see a post is up, I read it.
I’m not sure when this shift really occurred…but I think it has happened as our planning has gotten more specific. We now have concrete details, like bridesmaids dresses, a florist, and ideas of what our centerpieces and bouquets will look like. In short, our vision is slowly but surely coming together and become reality. The blogs I read regularly now are all about the nitty gritty of wedding planning, real wedding recaps [Side note: Seriously, I love recaps. This is my favorite part of Weddingbee and other blogs I read!] and life AFTER the wedding [Another side note: um, have you read OMG! I’m a Mom! yet? She is a former Bee and man is she hilarious. I hope I am this cool when I’m a mom!]. I am also shifting into reading more home design blogs and (I almost hesitate to admit this) baby/mother blogs (see note above). I am not interested in having kids for quite some time yet, but it is more fun for me to think about now!
If you are a fellow bridal blogger, have no fear—I am definitely still reading all of your blogs! Is it weird to say that I feel as though I “know” some of you? It is really enjoyable for me to read about your specific plans for your weddings, but I am no longer reading the big name inspirational sites such as Style Me Pretty, Snippet & Ink, 100 Layer Cake, etc. I’ve officially moved on from inspiration and into the hardcore reality that is planning our own wedding…with our own ideas, colors, and design. And I have to say, I’m glad of it, though I will confess one thing: I will never stop buying wedding magazines…I love them!
Has your blog reading changed over the course of your engagement?