Weddingbee is pretty intense. If the blogs are too much, then you might find the message boards helpful--there's also one for NYC-area/North Jersey brides, and there's also a wiki for terms/customs that might be unfamiliar. The message boards are a good place to query other brides if they can recommend a certain vendor or know the price range of things. Of course, you can ask me anything, and I'll do my research to provide you the best answer--so you have an in on the message boards.
If you like theknot, then you might like martha stewart's wedding website and brides.com. I find the photos on brides.com the most helpful and up to date. I think theknot doesn't update their dresses as often, so if you fall in love with a dress--it may not even be made anymore. It's a bummer.
Another thing to keep in mind that you want to order your wedding dress at least 8 mos in advance--and if you want to go to Kleinfeld you need to book at least a month or two in advance. Most bridal gowns for Fall 2010 are either out or are coming out in the next few months--so if you love a Fall 2009 or earlier dress, you may want to get to a store quickly to see if you can still order it! Bridesmaid dresses should be ordered at least 4 or 5 mos in advance. Rush fees suck!