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Tying the Knot

Help! I’m Addicted to Wedding Porn

Our digital content editor shares her obsession with wedding websites in a blog documenting the journey to "I do."
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To be honest, I’ve always had an insatiable appetite for wedding porn.

Much like food porn and (and more specifically in my case) cupcake porn, the wedding variety delivers a bevy of pretty, pretty pictures we can’t help but love…and crave.

As I’ve mentioned before, my favorite Friday nights are spent in yoga pants watching Say Yes to the Dress while eating Chinese food and drinking wine. I did this before Jeff and I became engaged. And, now that I’ve actually visited Kleinfeld to select my bridal gown, I’m even more obsessed with the reality show!

The same can be said for frequenting wedding blogs. Sure, I checked out a few every now and then (and again) before I started planning my own wedding (research, people!)…but now that I have a legitimate reason to peruse said sites, I probably visit a few several times a day.

I attribute my overindulgence to FOMS (Fear of Missing Something). My college roommate and I diagnosed ourselves with the non-medical ailment back in the day and it remains true several years after graduation.

Whereas I didn’t feel the need to click on every wedding story that popped up on my social media timelines before, now I can’t resist. What if it’s important? What if it’s something I need to know RIGHT. NOW?!

As a result, I’ve probably spent more time than I care to admit reading articles such as “10 Things Every Bride Should Know;” “13 Things You Should Never Say to Your Bridesmaids;” “12 Questions You Should Ask Your Photographer;” and “13 Things I Wish I’d Known on My Wedding Day.” It never ends!! They suck me in every time!

And, unfortunately, I lack the self-control to “just say no.”

With any luck, this obsession will dissipate after we’re newlyweds, but I doubt it. I love weddings…always have, always will. And really, aren’t there worst things to be addicted to?

YOUR TURN: Are you obsessed with wedding blogs, too? What is your favorite one? Let us know in the comments!

About L’Oreal and Jeff

L'Oreal and Jeff

L’Oreal and Jeff met in May 2008, became friends and went on their first date at the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium in May 2011. They currently reside in Chicago and are planning a fall 2014 wedding in Baltimore with a LOT of purple details. Despite rooting for rival NFL teams, they love laughing and having fun together and look forward to getting married!