There are a lot of aspects of your wedding where it’s a good idea to follow people’s advice and do things in a traditional way. I won’t lie, trying to find my own personal wedding style has been tough, and this has impacted other decisions to do with the big day such as flowers, colours and decorations. I had some help from Goldsmiths as well and found that my style is a mixture of timeless and modern and when looking at the mood boards, all the decisions we have made so far do fit within this, including the colours we have gone for and the makeup and hair that I’ve been looking at.
If you really want a wedding that stands out and provides you and your guests with amazing memories that you’ll cherish forever, then you need to find a way to set it apart whilst still being true to yourself and your taste. This means that one of the first things that you need to start thinking about when planning a wedding is what kind of style you’re going for.
Never forget though that your wedding day is a really true statement of you and your partner’s love and your style will come out in everything you have decided for your wedding. With that in mind, here are some ways in which you can start figuring out exactly what kind of style your wedding needs.
What are your passions?
A wedding should be something that reflects the personalities of you and your partner, and there’s no better way to do that than by channelling the things that you’re passionate about. There are multiple levels that you could take this idea to from having subtle nods to a book that you both love to having the entire wedding themed after your favourite TV show to everything in between. The key is to think about what really expresses who you and your partner are and how you can incorporate that into the style of your wedding.
What aesthetics do you like?
Everyone has their own style and aesthetic preferences, and you’re never going to have a wedding that you really like if you’re building it all around something that you’re not that invested in. Think about the styles that you and your partner like, what kinds of influences you take in your own styles.
When choosing things like wedding fashion jewellery, your own personal style is crucial to helping you find something you really love. If you can fit your aesthetic into your wedding as much as possible, it’s going to look that much more beautiful and represent you.
What kind of budget are you working with?
Budget is a huge factor in weddings, and as soon as you use the ‘w’ word, the price shoots up. After all, solid crystal glasses and hanging chandeliers are always going to be more of a strain on your wallet than handmade centrepieces and a smaller, more intimate venue.
However, there are always things that you can do to work around a limited budget so don’t let discourage you from going after the wedding that you really want. There are plenty of ways to be thrifty and cut back on certain things in order to get the most out of your budget. We’re currently looking at making our own centrepieces by borrowing things from friends and picking things up here and there, and we saved money by sending a save the date out by email.
Pinterest will be your best friend if you are looking to be a bit crafty for the big day, and this is where I’ve f0und loads of inspiration that matches my personal style, and even though we’ve used bits from different themes throughout, I feel as though this represents our relationship more than sticking to just one.
Weddings are 100% personal to you and your partner and whatever you chose, it will be the best day of your life so don’t lose sight of that.
What would your personal wedding style be?