Finding YOUR wedding day style | Fabulous & Fun NJ Wedding Photographer
A wedding style is a necessary part of wedding planning process because it helps you to define all of the elements of your wedding – venue, decor, type of reception, and so on. Your wedding style will also help you when trying to convey to other vendors what your wedding vision is. A perfect example is when I met with the florist that I was consulting with about my wedding. I asked her to meet me at the venue and I described my vision and showed her my inspiration boards, pictures of tons of bouquets that I adored and what I liked about each of them since I knew nothing about flowers or what was in season that time of year. The style of your wedding can often be described with adjectives such as: modern, elegant, vintage, rustic, classic, country etc & can even be multiple adjectives combined into one amazing wedding day style.
Try looking at Pinterest, wedding blogs & bridal magazines to see what styles you are drawn to and create an inspiration board of your own. When planning my own wedding, our style was basically dictated to us by choosing the venue as we chose: a newly renovated rustic barn, so when we made that decision, we decided that the look and feel of our wedding day would be rustic-glam. I loved the look and feel of rustic, country weddings but did not want it to be a casual affair, so we defined our own style my customizing many elements of our wedding day to fit the vision of the style we wanted. Sometimes a bridal gown that you fell in love with might dictate the overall feel of the wedding and everything else will be carefully chosen to fall into place with that style.
Backyard, beachy, bohemian, country, classic, elegant, hollywood, garden, glamourous, green, romantic, vintage, whimsical are all adjectives that could describe your wedding style. I have a bride that is going for a 20’s style kind of old-hollywood theme. Once you define your wedding day style, you will have a much easier time finding things that go or do not go with it.
To start, ask yourself the following questions
1. Do you envision your wedding ceremony to be indoors or outdoors? Are you more traditional or less?
2. What kind of “vibe” do you want your wedding to have? A casual barbecue, chic cocktail style, or formal sit-down dinner?
3. What kind of things are you drawn to? What is your own style like (clothing, accessories, home decor)? And your future spouse?
4. Is there anything in particular that you *have* to have at your wedding? Milk glass, mason jars, bunting, etc?
5. Is there anything in particular that defines your relationship? Perhaps a favorite hobby, a shared career, or a love for travel?
Answering those questions can help you brainstorm a few ideas or help recall your favorite stores or magazines that you might want to reference for inspiration.
Best of luck!
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