As a bride-to-be myself, when I got engaged, I quickly learned that the more help you can get, the better. Of course, that assistance can come in many forms—your soon-to-be spouse lending a hand with planning, one of your bridesmaids taking a few tasks off your plate, or your wedding planner helping you organize everything—all of which are a great relief. Beyond what you think of as typical aid, however, help can also be found in the palm of your hand. I’ve come to realize that something as simple as online inspiration can do wonders for anyone planning a wedding—especially if, like myself, your knowledge about and interest in weddings before your engagement was little to none. That means if you’ve never created a secret wedding Pinterest board, you still have a chance!
To see what I mean, check out these six game-changing Instagram accounts that every bride should follow, and afterward, don’t forget to share your favorites in the comments below.
This account is like a one-stop shop for inspiration in the form of everything from runway looks to event décor and real-girl wedding dresses.
Carats and Cake
As a network dedicated to sharing the best vendors (in every category) with brides, you can count on this account to only post the best of the best.
Style Me Pretty
If you’re all about the details, which most brides are, you’ll want to follow this account for (multiple) daily posts of both the big and little things that make a big day special.
You’ll feel like you have the world at your fingertips when you follow this account, which curates wedding inspiration and images from all around the world.
Anthropologie-lovers will obsess over its sister bridal brand, BHLDN’s vintage-inspired aesthetic.
The Mrs. Box
While The Mrs. Box technically only sells one thing—chic ring boxes for your big day—its Instagram is rife with inspiration for everything from flowers to invitations to how to take photos on the big day.
Shop Wedding Dresses
Imagine how the back of this dress would look in your wedding photos!
A little embroidery goes a long way.
A cinched waist is always flattering.
This brand lets you customize your dress so it’s everything you want and more.
A dress you can continue wearing long after the wedding.
For the modern bride.
This seemingly simple gown is rife with special details you can also customize.
Just wait until you see the back of this dress.