Creating YOUR Wedding Style
When it comes to wedding planning there are two types of people. . . the planners, who had their wedding design done before the age of 15, and the non-planners, the people who just want to get married and loathe the idea of having to even think about wedding design.
No matter which type you are, there are several things to consider when finding your wedding style.
- First, think about what your personal style is as a couple. How do you decorate your house, how do you dress, what are your hobbies, and what makes you happy.
- Pick a wedding color palette. This should include 2 – 3 predominant focal colors, and up to 4 additional complementary colors.
- Create an inspiration board. Whether you are tech savvy and use Pinterest to do this, or you cut and paste pictures from magazines, create an inspiration board that includes pictures solely in your wedding theme. For example, perhaps your theme is rustic, your inspiration board would include pictures you like of rustic wedding elements: attire, ceremony décor, reception décor, cake, escort cards, etc.
- Create a wedding idea board. How is this different than your inspiration board? Your inspiration board should include photos ONLY in your wedding theme. This board is available for wedding related items that you like but aren’t necessarily in your theme. For example you see a dessert bar in a modern warehouse wedding, that’s not your rustic style but you like the idea. This will help keep your inspiration board really coherent.
- Create a binder. Although online organization tools are great, having something tangible to keep all your wedding fun organized is a good idea. You can then bring this when you meet with wedding vendors to share your vision with them. This is a great place to organize little things you may have that “go” with your wedding theme. . . paint or fabric swatches, ribbon, pressed flowers, paper, magazine pictures etc. This is also a great place to keep a printed copy of your vendor contracts for easy reference.
- Have Fun! Even if planning isn’t your thing, make this day a day that represents you as a couple!