For too long there has been a real lack of representation of LGBTQ, black, Asian or other ethnic groups in UK wedding blogs. Thankfully several blogs on this list have made a point of discussing diversity in their feature content and have made an effort to represent all couples in their real wedding posts. Love My Dress, Rock N Roll Bride, Rock My Wedding and Bridebook are among the best and newcomers LGBTQ Equality Weddings also have their finger on the pulse and plan to roll out a wedding blog of their own soon. Secret Wedding Blog is another must-read wedding blog with great coverage of multicultural and interfaith weddings.
As you can see from this list, ‘brides’ are still prominent in the names and marketing of most UK wedding blogs but this is changing and there’s likely to be newcomers on the circuit soon with an even greater focus on diversity and inclusiveness for all couples.
This may come as no surprise to Londoners. Vegan and organic wedding menus are on trend in most London wedding blogs this year. Further reading via The Knot, Confetti and Wedding Wire. All of Shoreditch London’s preferred catering suppliers offer vegetarian, vegan or organic menus, vegan cakes and can also cater for guests with dietary restrictions or food allergies. According to The Economist and Forbes, veganism is booming, even in the States!
Environmentally conscious couples are also trending on wedding blogs offering endless ideas to help make your wedding more sustainable. Biodegradable confetti is always an easy and responsible choice but now there are guides to ‘ethical’ wedding-wear, tips on choosing seasonal and local flowers, hiring plants instead of cut flowers, plastic-free wedding receptions, handmade wedding favours or charitable donations as wedding gifts, the list goes on. Further reading via Hitched, The Good Trade and Rock My Wedding’s guide to a low waste wedding.