Are you struggling to find a wedding style that suits YOU? If yes, just know that it’s OK. We don’t love the saying “It happens when you least expect it”, but it truly does. Once you get into the groove, it’ll all make more sense and come naturally. For starters, I suggest heading over to Pinterest and creating yourself an initial inspiration board. In fact, this is the first thing we do with our wedding design couples. It’s important to know the vibe. Vintage, boho, modern chic, farmhouse, etc.? Black tie or lax look/feel? Also, don’t forget about the season.
If you truly have no idea, create multiple inspiration boards. You might think you want one style (board one) and when you lay things out, it can all change rather quickly (board two or three). Truthfully, it all comes back to your personality and what fills your heart with immediate passion. Remember, you can always settle on a basic look and incorporate specifics later on. Don’t be afraid to get creative here!
You need to stick to your gut, not the “wedding rules” you heard exist through the grapevine. There is no such thing! After all, your wedding is about you as a couple, no one else. What do YOU desire? What do you think screams YOU?
Here are some tips to help you choose the perfect wedding style for YOU.
First Up, Venue
Picking a venue is one of the biggest decisions you will need to make around your wedding. I suggest sitting down as a couple and brainstorming what your dream venue looks like. You could have two completely different views, but at least it’s a start! Is it an industrial building, a castle or mansion, a beach, a backyard? Where do you envisionb standing on that very day. What feels the utmost magical to you? I know, it isn’t the easiest when there are SO MANY amazing options. You might be thinking, “I love all of them”. We hear this all the time from our couples, but you’ll know THE ONE when you step foot on premise.
SIDE NOTE: When it comes to touring venues, there are lots of questions to be answered before actually committing. Because more than 50% of your wedding budget is your venue, you want to make sure your questions are in order beforehand. This is your day and it should be perfect. That said, here are some of the most important questions to ask your venue before booking. Be sure to reference this guide before making any fast decisions:)
All The Colors
What are your favorite colors? And, don’t let your mind wander as to whether they go together or not. Honesty, who cares! The best weddings we’ve coordinated are the mix matched ones. There are no rules when it comes to choosing wedding colors. It’s all about what works best for you. It’s funny (and we are all guilty of it), we go on Pinterest to get inspiration, but sure enough we end up feeling the need to do exactly what others are doing. Friend, step out of “the standard”! It’s WAYYY more fun. Reds, greens, blues, pinks … let yourself FEEL and then run with that gut feeling.
Music Sets The Tone
GET THIS PARTY STARTED. Music might sound basic, but it’s important in setting the tone and creating the vibe. Music loosens up the soul and encourages guests to adapt quicker to the overall atmosphere. It provides a sense of comfort and most evident of all, brings the FUN of it all into existence! That said, create a list of your fave songs (and please note that they can be COMPLETELY random) and get excited about them! You should pick music that compliments you as a couple. From Beyonce to Luther Vandross to hardcore rap (laughing a bit as I type out these out of the blue options), go with what feels right. You with me?
These are so fun! What we love about custom cocktails is that even though a lot of weddings today offer these, they’re ALWAYS different. Do you or your significant other have a fave drink or two? Get creative here. If you have pups, name the drinks after your pups. Have a go-to bar or restaurant in town that makes a fun drink you love, recreate it. There are so many options here, it’s just about customizing it to YOU. Never thought cocktails could be so in depth huh?
There’s something so warming about a remembrance table. It allows your loved ones to be with you in spirit. For those looking to create a remembrance table, here are some items you can include: pictures, quotes/sayings, memory jar, etc. This can be completely unique to you and how you’d like to celebrate them.
In closing, laying out the basics and asking the right questions is really what it comes down to when choosing your wedding style.
Are you up for a wedding style challenge? Download our Wedding Style Quiz in the Freebie section of our website.
Lastly, did you know we help our couples build out their wedding design from scratch? We offer design consulting as well as full wedding design services. If this is something that you’d like to hear more about, you can inquire here.
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