Putting together the perfect wedding involves thinking like a designer. There are lots of aspects to take into account, and it helps to have a unified vision for what you want the day to be so that there is an overarching principle to guide your other decisions.
Of course, this is not going to be a straightforward process, so it’s a good idea to follow expert advice when getting started. To that end, here are some tips to point you down the right path to truly unrivaled nuptials.
Make it personal
With the right planning and execution, your dream wedding can look like a page from Brides Magazine, or a Diamondere’s catalogue with diamond rings galore.
However, it’s important to not get too bogged down in chasing an aesthetic that you’ve already seen elsewhere. This could leave you with a wedding that feels generic, and lacks the personal touch.
That’s why your starting point for your design has to be yourself and your partner. Consider what makes you special, what makes you different, and how this might be incorporated into the event.
Perhaps you love to travel, and you’ve been to many destinations around the world together. Perhaps your passion for movies is what made you fall in love in the first place. Perhaps you bonded over a love of animals, and your pets are your fur babies.
Whatever the case, having some personal connection as the core of your wedding will make the subsequent steps much easier to take.
Consider the venue
The next factor which has to impact your design choices is the venue itself. Some are a blank slate, letting you put your own stamp on them with decorations and adornments as you see fit. Others have a very specific vibe, and so are better suited to a particular type of wedding aesthetic.
Barn conversions are the best example of the latter. With a wedding in a rural setting where a traditional building has been transformed while still retaining its rustic charm, you won’t want to try and fight against this with an ultra-modern design.
In short, don’t fight against the vibe of the venue, but work with it wherever possible, so that everything from the table cloths to the menu is in sync.
Build a mood board
With all of the moving parts of a wedding’s design, it’s sometimes possible to get overly focused on each feature as if it exists in a vacuum, and thus fail to see the bigger picture.
Doing this could result in issues that only become apparent on the day, whether that’s down to a clash of colors on the table settings, a mismatch of themes, or anything else.
Creating a moodboard is the ideal way to overcome this. And remember, it’s not just about giving yourself a bit more perspective, but also helping you explain your ideas and share them with others who are involved in the planning.
Don’t be too prescriptive
The last point to make about turning your wedding into a design experience is that being overly rigid with any aspect of your plans is a surefire way to make the event feel too carefully choreographed, to the point that it feels almost synthetic.
In the past couple of decades, there has been a move away from picking too strict of a color palette, for example. Having more choice not only makes things easier on you, but also on your guests.
So with that, all that remains is for you to start or continue your own wedding planning journey, knowing that you can make your dream design a reality.