4 Ways to Help Plan Your Dream Wedding
A recent article, 7 Steps to Planning a Wedding That’s Totally You by Lauren Kay says that planning a wedding is exciting yet not an easy task. You’ll have to filter out every one of the choices in the weeks and months to come— and be it your dream wedding!
Here are four tips to keep the big picture in mind.
1. Picture your dream wedding.
The initial step is to picture your dream wedding. Don’t get anxious how it will work, how much it will cost and what your parents will think. Just think big.
Here are some things to consider while everything is accumulating in your thought.
i) When- summer, winter, fall or spring
ii) Where – hometown or current city or other destination
iv) Theme and motif – modern, classic, romantic, vintage, rustic, etc.
v) Color palettes
vi) Number of guests – close friends and relatives only or everyone you know
vii) Indoors or outdoors – church, garden or beach
viii) Formal, fancy or casual
2. Collect and save ideas/inspirations
Spend some time browsing bridal magazines, books, blogs, wedding photos, wedding supply shops, etc. to get a better idea and inspiration of what you want. Then gather your ideas on an inspiration board to keep everything organized and help you classify common threads and see how different elements will look together.
3. Be specific with your style
Don’t load up on too many ideas instead consider your own personal styles and the kind of ambiance that best describes you and your fiancé as a couple. Think of interesting hobbies you and your fiancé have in common to help figure out the style. For instance, you both love swimming or share an appreciation of nature, so a beach wedding, a tropical wedding or a garden wedding is ideal for you.
4. Choose your color palette
Color brings together all your wedding essentials from the invitations to your flower girl and bridesmaid dresses. Think about the colors you love, and incorporate your theme into your color choosing process. Don’t forget to consider the season and don’t feel limited to just two colors—adding neutral or metallic accents will make your palette strong.