Everyone who has access to the Internet can have a voice as a blogger, and for people who use blogs to narrate their personal experiences, writing about weddings can be one of the most memorable and rewarding experiences you have. There are hundreds of options for free web hosting, and uncountable options for paid services, so there are no boundaries to telling the story of a wedding as you see it. There are a few ways that you can translate your ideas into a more presentable format, though, so consider the following ideas when deciding how to approach the story of that big day.
Use Your Personal Voice
Part of what makes blogging special is the ability to use a personal voice, free from the structure and limitation of other kinds of writing. So use it! Type and write how you would talk. Use the voice you use with your friends and family. Don’t try to express what you see and feel through someone else’s structure or format. Really dig in to how you want to express yourself, and be intuitive. Especially with something like wedding blogging, even grammar and syntax can fly out the window. Be free, and enjoy the simplicity of writing in the way that comes easiest to you!
Pay Special Attention to the Setting
Many weddings take place in beautiful settings. Use those details to frame your story. Pay attention to color and texture. Space and architectural lines. Sights, sounds, smells; they are all there for you to note and explain, in order to help relate the experience of the wedding to your readers. Describe whatever the focal point of the wedding is in dynamic details, and always talk about how these details make people feel. You should use the structure of the environment to draw people into your story.
Keep Your Web Page Clean and Uncluttered
When it comes time to post your blog, keep it simple and uncluttered. Focus on one image. Highlight one story per screen. Keep all of the graphics clean, and make them support the central idea. There are all kinds of research sites all over the internet to help you create the perfect layout for your blog, so use them to your advantage when doing your final design.
If you look at some examples of great wedding sites, you can utilize some of their basic layout concepts to help you decide how to approach your presentation as well. If you are blogging about a friend’s wedding, you can always get their input, and then the final result will be not only the best of what you can do, but the best of what they can expect!