Photo from Getty Images
Now that I’m getting married and a few of my friends are getting married as well, I have gone from admirer of weddings to stalker of wedding blogs. I go through my blogroll everyday and see what’s new.
If looking for inspiration, be on the lookout not only for wedding inspiration blogs such as Style Me Pretty, Southern Weddings Mag, and Snippet and Ink, but for the following as well:
Wedding/event planners’ blogs, such as:
100 Layer Cake, Amorology, Eclatante, Details Details
Floral and event designers’ blogs, such as:
Huckleberry Karen, JL Designs, Karen Tran
Wedding photographers’ blogs, such as:
Jennifer Dery, Jennifer Skog, Jonathan Canlas, VCS Photo, Vue Photography
What are your favorite wedding blogs? Where do you usually go for wedding inspirations?
New blog address: www.ayleebits.com
Aylee Bits has a new address!
Please update your links with the new address:
I’m planning to slowly get rid of the very very very old blog address: www.gnyc.net/senseless. The old address still works and will continue working for probably 6 more months.
WordPress iPhone app
I don’t know why I never looked for it before, but I’m so excited I found the WordPress iPhone app. It’s a lot easier than going through the iPhone’s Safari browser to blog. You can easily add photos too, straight from the phone’s camera or photo library.
The above photo was taken at one of the workshops by www.NYWeddingWorkshop.com I attended.
Aylee Bits has gone mobile!
Aylee Bits is now mobile-friendly. More people browse the web via their mobile phone including me, so I decided to make it a little easier for them us.
You can easily revert to the regular layout by clicking “View Full Version” at the bottom of the screen.
For those who are using WordPress and want to go mobile as well, I use the plugin MobilePress. It’s great and very easy. Just install, activate and you’re done.
Happy mobile browsing!
It’s the new year and blog redesigns are all over the wedding blogosphere! On the day I launched the new layout of Aylee Bits, two of my favorite wedding blogs launched their new designs as well.
The Bride’s Cafe
Then on January 16, another favorite blog of mine launched its new design:
A new layout for the new year!
My previous layout was very old and it needed an upgrade so bad. The old layout was using WordPress version 2.0 and 15 versions were already created after that!! So I finally upgraded and also changed the layout. I’m still working on it including the colors.
If you see any errors or if you have any suggestions, please let me know.
RANT: Wedded Bits blog from Brides.com
Since I like the Brides.com site, I figured I will like their blogÂ Wedded Bits as well.Â Unfortunately, not.Â I’ve had the blog onÂ my RSS reader for months and I decided to take it out.Â
I noticed that most of the entries on Wedded Bits are about wedding products and services.Â I’m starting to believe these posts are sponsored – they were paid to post about these products and services.Â If there are any tips or advice at wedding planning at all, they revolve around a product or service.Â One exceptionÂ are the “Brides are Talking” posts which pertains to posts in their forums, whichÂ I think didn’t really require much effort or thinking from the part of the blog authors.
There was one post where the author began his/her post about a nice venue in Manhattan where they held a bridal shower without mentioning the venue’s name.Â Then the author proceeded to talk about a similar venue in California which was the main topic of the post.Â I thenÂ left a comment asking about the venue in Manhattan, but I never got a response.Â Some assumptions I had as to why: they weren’t paid to mention the Manhattan venue; whatever Manhattan venue they were really talking didn’t exist so they don’t really have a specific name they can tell me.