Weddings are back on. Recent research by wedding planning website Hitched revealed that 71% of couples with weddings planned for before February 2021 had planned to reschedule for later in the year, or push back to 2022 due to Covid-19. Clearly the next couple of years are going to be chock-a-block with weddings – with lots of rescheduled dates on the horizon for happy couples, plus those who got engaged in lockdown booking venues and sending ‘save the dates’ – and so we thought it was worth creating a shortlist of our favourite wedding accounts on Instagram to help you plan your dream day.
1. Brides: For all-round wedding inspo
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This account, from the Conde Nast magazine of the same name, describes itself as “endless inspiration for your wedding and beyond!”, and we’ve got to say, they aren’t kidding. You’ll find everything from engagement and wedding rings, table décor, location ideas, wedding and bridesmaid dress inspiration, flowers and so much more. This is a good starting place for brides-to-be as they begin to plan their perfect wedding day.
2. The Curries: For planning the look and feel of your wedding
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Chris and Gillian are the married duo behind this account. They are full-time wedding photographers and capture the most incredible shots, which they share on Instagram. Their work has been featured in Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and Brides, so it’s clear they’re doing something right. This is well worth a follow to help you plan the vibe of your wedding, as there’s such a variety of styles, venues and décor on their page, and to give you ideas on the sort of photos you’d like to have to remember your special day.
3. Whisk & Drizzle: For cakes that look too good to eat
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Whisk & Drizzle was founded by master baker and culinary artist Marianna Vaki, who graduated from the prestigious Cordon Bleu culinary school and has since emerged as one of London’s leading independent patisserie chefs. Marianna and the team create amazing wedding cakes – both traditional cakes – think white fondant icing, three tiers, flowers – as well as more adventurous, showstopping colourful styles like this one (pictured). This account is sure to help you decide the kind of cake you’d like at your wedding, but don’t start scrolling if you’re hungry…you’ve been warned.
4. The Budget Savvy Bride: Best for brides on a budget
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The clue’s in the name, but this account is a brilliant resource for helping brides plan a budget-friendly wedding. There are plenty of savvy tips to help you cut costs without compromising on the dream wedding you have in mind. They even have a book – The Budget-Savvy Wedding Planner & Organizer – to help you stick to your budget.
5. Maggie Sottero Designs: For ultimate wedding dress ideas
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You’ve got your date set and your venue booked, next: the dress. Dress design label Maggie Sottero has a five-generation legacy of passion artistry and innovation in the wedding industry, and its Instagram showcases its core line of romantic gowns for a timeless wedding. With so many different styles, shapes and silhouettes to choose from, we reckon you’ll find more than one perfect fit on this account.’
6. Sprig & Thistle: For beautiful blooms
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Once you’ve got your colour theme sorted, you’ll be ready to think about your floral accessories. Meet Sprig & Thistle, an award-winning North East based wedding florist and decoration company, specialising in beautiful wedding flowers and decadent decorations. Their Instagram account contains everything from minimalist designs, attention-grabbing centrepieces and bright, blossoming bouquets, so there’s something for everyone.
7. Cartalia: For all your wedding stationery needs
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Recent winners of the 2021 International Wedding Awards for Best Stationery, this is a brilliant account to browse while thinking about your save the date’s and wedding invitations. Stationery can be overwhelming, but this account covers it all with beautiful images that will help you choose between calligraphy, monograms and laser-cut designs.
8. Hitched: For wedding advice, ideas and inspiration
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When you read “Wedding advice, inspiration & ideas straight from the experts” in the bio, you know you’re in the right place. This is another all-rounder account, covering wedding cakes, décor, venues, dresses, invites, table plans, food and drink…the list goes on. Head here to discover the things you never thought you needed or wanted, until now.
9. Junebug weddings: For photography ideas to recreate
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This account gets you thinking outside of the box and contains plenty of colour. Bursting with unusual venue, extraordinary dress and incredible photography inspiration, this is a must-follow account for any bride-to-be. We guarantee you’ll be screenshotting and saving plenty of photos as you make your way down this feed.
10. Rock My Wedding: For décor, dresses and more
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Rock My Wedding is “the UK’s most popular wedding planning website, marketplace, book & podcast”, so an essential account to follow if you’re getting married in the near future. With everything from the big, unforgettable ideas right down to the tiny details, this account has got you covered so that you can make your wildest dreams become a reality.
Bonus tip: Try searching hashtags on Instagram to find local wedding venues and suppliers, e.g. #northeastweddings or #glasgowweddings – you might just come across your perfect location, band, bar or dress.
Saving up for your wedding? The Virgin Money mobile app has clever savings features that can help start you on your way.