Step 1. Think Big
The beginning of the process is the dreaming phase, so don’t worry about how it will work or how much it will cost. Picture your dream wedding! Ask yourself these questions.
- Big or small? Should you invite everyone you know or your close friends and relatives?
- Should it be indoors or outdoors?
- Fancy, casual or black tie?
- Season? Spring, summer, winter or fall?
- Hometown or destination wedding?
- Modern, romantic, classic, vintage or rustic?
Step 2. Inspiration Board
Spend some time looking at bridal magazines, blogs and real wedding photos. But don’t limit yourself to browsing the obvious sources. Did you see a wallpaper pattern or a pretty perfume package design you like? These are all great ideas to add to your inspiration board. Add fabrics, color chips, stationery and trinkets are all great starting points too. By doing this it will help you identify common threads and visualize how various elements will look together.
Step 3. Colors
The easiest way to make all of your wedding elements come together is to stick with one main color and an acent color, or two equally prominent complementary color for a bright contrast. But don’t feel limited to just two colors, adding neutral or metallic accents will make your palette robust.
Step 4. Vibes
Remember that the theme obviously affects the look of you wedding, but it can also set the tone. 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! You will want your personalities and passions to shine through, which is what eventually makes your wedding stand out and feel special.