Updated: Aug 29, 2018
You're ENGAGED! Congratulations! But, what's next?
This is one of the questions I get asked all. the. time. My response? I ask them: what's your #weddingstyle? Most people's face scrunch up a little because they have NO CLUE.
If you are in search of your wedding style read below to find out exactly how to figure out what your wedding style is!
When I first meet with a bride I ask them to show me their Pinterest boards. These don't even have to be wedding related (if they are EVEN BETTER!) but mainly, I want to see who you are as a person. If you love bright airy photos that are a little saturated and feel fun and energetic, I'm probably not going to suggest an indoor wedding venue that is industrial... because that would make ZERO sense. Your wedding should showcase you and your beau's style and it should not (yes, I'm going to say it...) be just about you. Because even though it is hard to accept, a wedding takes two people to happen! I know, it's incredibly heart-breaking but true!
But, what if you and your beau are COMPLETE OPPOSITES? Guess what, you and about 75% of every other couple out there, so high-five! Opposites are great, they truly attract and make for a much more interesting couple than two people who are exactly the same... that would be weird, right? I personally love working with couples that are opposites, I also love meeting both people, a wedding is a joint effort so I want to make sure that both people are #engaged in the process. (You see what I did there, hah, I love a good pun ;) ) After meeting the couple, I try to narrow down a couple key terms or "pins" for the mood board I'm going to create for them. I will take some of the terms the groom says and some of the things the bride wants and make sure that everything comes together in a cohesive manner. (And, obvi if they end up not liking it, we scratch it and start over! Ah, the fun of #moodboards.)
So, after getting a great mood board started, I see if it matches the brides overall vision for her big day. If you are a clean-line, modern person (we're a match made in heaven!) I want to make sure that comes across in every detail - from the wedding invites all the way down to the centerpieces for the day of the wedding. We wouldn't want bright pink and yellow florals with a whimsical feel for someone who likes clean modern lines... it just wouldn't make sense!
I'm personally drawn to simple clean lines and a classic feel. But, just because that is what I like, doesn't mean it is your wedding style and I won't try to convert you... well... no promises! ;) I kid, I kid, your wedding day is about you and your partner and I want to make sure your vision is infused into every last detail. And to be honest, that should be every wedding planners #goal. That is why it is so important to ask questions. Ask everything, I mean it! I want every client to know exactly what she will get from me so that she will refer me to her bestie that gets married a year later... or her sister or brother... and so on. The best marketing is STILL word of mouth and I stand by my word to make sure that every client I have is 100% satisfied.
Find a wedding planner that you vibe with.
Look at your mood boards on Pinterest and see what your overall style is: are you eclectic, romantic, do you love vintage clothes, etc. Just narrow down your top 2-3 consistent themes.
Figure out what your partners style is and make sure it is incorporated.
Work with your wedding planner to make sure your vision/theme is infused into each aspect of your big day!
Do you know your wedding style?
Go to your Pinterest account now and see what types of things you have pinned... do you love black and #gold and have a super #chic wardrobe? You are probably a Classic Bride. If you love ALL the bright things and want to have colored #confetti thrown during your exit you are probably more #whimsical. But no matter what your style is, make sure it's YOURS. That way when you look back at your photos you will be filled with #joy.
Leave your comments below and tell me about what your dream wedding looks like.