Planning a Wedding That’s Tailored to you in 7 steps
Look at the big picture! Deciding on a wedding theme and sticking to it is crucial for a wedding that feels unified and looks like you and honestly, it will make your life a lot easier as you run through all the options in the weeks and months to come. So, before you try on a single dress, book your music or sample a bite of cake, simply, determine the style and vibe you and your partner want to set on your wedding day.
Step 1 Dream Big
In the beginning you dream big with no limitations. Don’t worry about how something will work or how much it will cost. Don’t even consider what your mother will think. Picture your perfect dream wedding.
What do you want? Here are a couple of questions to reflect while everything is coming together in your head.
- Large Wedding with everyone you know or a small Wedding with close friends
- Outdoors or indoors?
- Locally in your hometown or nearby location, or perhaps eloping and going to a different country?
- What style; Modern, classic, romantic, vintage, boho chic, rustic or all-out glam?
- Fancy, casual or somewhere in between?
- Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter?
Step 2. Gather and Save Wedding Inspiration
Gather all the information you can, go to wedding fairs, read blogs, and buy wedding magazines. Find out what you really want and more importantly what you don’t want! Be open to getting inspiration for ideas from everything you look at from a little trinkets to pretty patterns. Collect your wedding ideas on your Wedding Board, it’s a great way to keep everything organised. It helps you to identify some common elements and see the wedding theme you are more inclined to go for.
Step 3. Formal or Casual?
How do you want to see your guests? Do you want to see them all dressed up or would you like a more relaxed feel and keep it a bit more casual? Your setting of the wedding can also dictate the vision of the day. If it’s a beach wedding that calls for a more laid-back vibe, while a ballroom will require a more classic and elegant feel. There’s also your own personal styles and the kind of atmosphere that reflects on both of you as a couple. Do you like hosting intimate dinner parties, getting decked out and partying until dawn, or throwing a low-key Sunday brunches? Whatever you decide, you’ll want to carry your chosen formality through every aspect of your wedding, from the stationery to the parting favour.
Step 4. Know what YOU want your wedding day to be like
Be Specific! The more specific you get with your vision, the easier it will be for you to choose your details and convey your ideas to your pros. Instead of deciding just “glam,” decide whether you want art-deco glam or old-Hollywood glam. Your wedding theme can be anything from a favourite era, hobby, place or memory to your heritage, culture or personality. Think of interesting hobbies you and your fiancé have in common. Maybe you both love sport or share an appreciation of classical music. Or perhaps there’s a place the two of you hold dear. One word of caution; don’t overload on ideas that might not end up working. Having one idea and running with it is the best option. We would love to work with you on your wedding stationery, creating something personal, that fits your style and gets you and your guests excited about your big day!
Step 5. Pick Your Colours
Colour is an important factor among all your wedding elements, from the wedding invitations to your bridesmaid dresses to your cake. Inspect a colour wheel and try to determine which shades you’re drawn to. The easiest way to make all of your wedding elements come together is to stick with one main colour and an accent colour, or two equally prominent complementary colours. But don’t feel limited to just two colours—adding neutral or metallic accents will make your palette robust. You could also choose an analogous scheme—putting together three colours that fall side by side on the colour wheel, like blue, periwinkle and violet, to bring out the subtle nuances of one colour family.
Step 6. Master the Wedding Motif
A motif is the last flourish that can tie together the overall look of your wedding. You can have it one the wedding cake, your dress or the wedding invitation. It’s typically a pattern, shape or insignia that conveys both your styles and personality. From a monogram to family crests or a toile pattern. Whatever you choose should reinforce the mood you’re trying to create for your wedding day. Use your wedding motif sparingly, three or four places max, so you are not over-killing the concept.
Step 7. Don’t Forget the Wedding Atmosphere
When you’re planning, remember that the theme affects the look of your wedding, but it also sets the tone. You want your personalities and passions to shine through, which is what makes your wedding stand out and to feel special. If it’s an evening wedding in a gilded ballroom meant to conjure the Roaring ’20s will ramp the chic quotient up a notch, while a clambake on the beach will have guests kicking off their shoes and enjoying a beer right out of the bottle. Either is great, as long as it feels right to you.
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