What to Expect When You’re Planning a Wedding – Part 3

As we discussed in our earlier post here, choosing your wedding theme should be done with your venue in mind. As with everything, there are extremes that brides can gravitate toward when dealing with their wedding theme. There are brides that get carried away by all the individual details without considering how all those details work together. Sure you may have fallen in love with that amazing ball gown you saw in a magazine but will it look out-of-place on the beach in the middle of August? Probably (besides, who wants to lug around 15 lbs of dress through the sand in the sweltering August heat?!?!). Without a theme in mind, the bride finds herself overwhelmed by task of defining a look her wedding after she’s made her purchases.

On the other hand, there are brides that are so committed to their wedding theme that they become incredibly indecisive because they have difficulty finding items that match their exact vision. These very particular brides get frustrated by the planning process because their theme has essentially painted them into a corner (no one is going to judge you for choosing Petal Pink over Pink Rose. Trust me, they won’t know the difference). Here are a few things to consider when building the framework for your wedding vision:

Theme

  1. Be true to your personal style. Are you and your fiance traditional or modern? Rustic or chic? The best weddings are ones that truly represent the couple.
  2. Consider colors, patterns, and symbols that are meaningful to you. Love that sapphire pendant necklace your grandmother gave you? Why not incorporate the color into your wedding?
  3. Decide how formal you want your wedding to be. Do you want a black-tie gala, a breezy outdoor affair or a casual, family style gathering?
  4. Settling on your wedding style, colors and formality will enable you to start brainstorming where to incorporate your theme in your wedding details.
  5. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box. Your wedding should be as unique as you and your fiance.

Still in need of a little inspiration? Check out these oh-so-lovely ideas:

(Wedding Chicks; Martha Stewart Weddings; Martha Stewart Weddings)

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