Planning a wedding has proven itself to be one of the most stressful, yet memorable and meaningful experiences a couple can have.
We don’t blame those who want to keep this experience between them and those involved in the wedding. But have you thought about sharing your wedding journey with the world through blogging? If not, these four benefits of doing so may convince you.
After you announce your wedding, you’ll likely be fielding phone calls and messages from family and friends seeking details and updates all the way up until your wedding day.
These calls and messages can get overwhelming if you have a big group of family and friends and an even bigger wedding you’re planning for. You can eliminate many of them with a wedding blog. Easily share wedding decisions, upcoming events, and other wedding details your family and friends are seeking.
The average wedding cost in Australia can range from $36,000 to $53,000. Many people don’t make this much in a year working, let alone have it ready to spend on a wedding. But whether your wedding budget is on the higher or lower end, all couples could use a bit of a financial cushion.
It may not be why you initially set out to start blogging about your wedding journey, but you can earn money with a successful blog. How much you make depends on various factors, such as how many page views you get every month, how you’ve chosen to monetize your blog, and how well-run it is.
Don’t underestimate yourself. If you give yourself enough time, produce quality content, actively build a fan base, and promote your blog, you can make a good chunk of change that would help you put on the wedding of your dreams.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, “There were 89,164 marriages registered in Australia in 2021, well below pre-pandemic numbers but more than the historic low (78,989) recorded in 2020.”
There are thousands of couples getting married every year. Many of them are seeking advice and support during wedding planning.
Your wedding journey blog could be their source of advice and support. Maybe you have a unique story like getting married for the second time and can guide couples doing the same thing. Or, maybe you help by simply sharing what you’re doing along the way, like attending bridal shows and expos and how you make core wedding decisions.
There’s something especially fulfilling about helping others. Why not relish that sense of joy while you plan one of the best days of your life?
At the end of the day, you want your wedding to be as stress-free as possible. You rely heavily on people, resources, and advice. But first, you must pick from the right group of people, resources, and advice.
Your wedding blog can help. Readers who enjoy your blog regularly will be more than willing to share their experiences, resources they’ve used, and guidance in the comment section of your blog.
You can use their feedback to create your ideal wedding experience.
If the above benefits have convinced you to blog about your wedding journey, we’re excited for you. Don’t be intimidated by all of the information available on how to start a blog. Starting a successful blog to share your wedding journey is simpler than you might think.
You’ve already got your niche figured out with a wedding-based blog. It’s a profitable one too, as hundreds of thousands of people get married every year and are always seeking wedding planning advice and stories.
The next step is choosing a name for your blog and a domain name. Your name should represent you and the core topics you’ll talk about on your blog. Your domain name should reflect your blog as well.
After that, choose your blogging platform. Don’t feel like you have to spend a lot of money. There are free platforms out there. But choosing a paid platform may be a better option if you’re hoping to make money blogging because of the added features, like marketing functions and data analytics.
Then, dig into your blog’s design and start creating quality content for it. Ensure you adhere to a publishing schedule to get your content out consistently.
Don’t forget about promoting your blog. This is especially important if you’re hoping to make a few dollars. You must build a community around it. Intentional promotion is the only way to do that.
Try these low-cost marketing techniques to get started:
All in all, starting a blog is a detailed yet simple process. Keep learning. And as your blog progresses, make adjustments that make it even better.
Sharing your wedding journey with the world through a blog can benefit you and others in the thick of wedding planning. Whether or not this is the right choice for you depends. But it’s absolutely an idea worth mulling over.