Woohoo, you're getting married! One of the first steps to planning your wedding is deciding your overall vibe and style. Whether you have been dreaming about your wedding aesthetic for years, or are just getting started, selecting this upfront with your partner is helpful to serve as a compass and guide for every decision you and your vendors make to bring your vision to life! With all the stunning wedding inspiration out there, it can be a bit intimidating to know where to start to find your own unique couple style. And our guess is since you clicked on this blog, you've probably had one of these thoughts go through your head during a scrolling sesh:
"How the heck do I decide? I currently have enough inspo for about 6 different weddings going for me right now."
"It's all pretty, but nothing I'm seeing feels like us."
"Do we even have a style?"
Below we're talking about 5 elements that can help hone in on your and your partner's style, vibe, and vision, so grab a notebook and let's get started!
You may love neutrals, bright pops of color, or a monochromatic look. Consider drawing from your favorite colors, those that tie in with a specific season, or those that complement your favorite blooms! Browse Pinterest and wedplan.com, look through a Pantone book, or grab some paint swatches from your local hardware store for all the color inspiration.
Are you looking to host a more casual or formal event? Do you want a backyard picnic, a black-tie affair, or something in between? The formality of your wedding will significantly affect the overall vibe of your day.
Love a particular season? You may choose decor details that fit that time of the year. Remember that the natural surroundings, temperatures, and product availability can affect elements like your attire, floral, and food options!
Do you have a specific venue or location already influencing your vibe? You may be looking for a lake view, golf course setting, downtown loft, rustic barn, elegant ballroom, or another space that can help guide your vision.
All weddings have an underlying style or combination of styles. Are you inspired by modern taste, romantic details, or a whimsical feel? You may love a vintage, minimalist, European, rustic, or botanical look. Although you can easily combine more than one style, it's important to keep things cohesive and stick with your vibe throughout every detail of your day. This will ensure a design that is pleasing to the eye, creates an experience, and looks stunning in your photos and videos!
Note: You may also consider having a specific theme paired with your wedding style that reflects shared hobbies, passions, or interests, adding fun twists to your wedding day elements!
All in all, be you! Let your personal style and vision lead you. Play off the special interests that uniquely make you and your partner who you are. You'll be most comfortable and feel celebrated with an event that reflects both of you as a couple. Your unique likes, hobbies, and interests personalize your day, inspire great ideas, and help create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. So, whether you are looking to be on-trend or looking to be unique, be you!
Wanting some more guidance or help refining your ideas? Wedding planners, stationers, and florists are amazing vendors who can aid in guiding your wedding style, colors, and overall vibe. These vendors can walk you through this process using thoughtful questions, extensive knowledge, and creative vision.
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