How to Design a Wedding From Start to Finish•
Posted on February 01 2023
Where to Begin
I have a free guide that I know you will find useful, which will help you discover your wedding vision here >>
Choose a Venue Wisely
Try not to fall into the trap of booking a wedding venue because it's popular or new. Put plenty of thought into it, because it really does effect your overall wedding design. A wedding design is much more than decor and colours, it's about the atmosphere. So make sure the vibe of the venue matches what you want your day to feel like. And will it allow for your design details? For example: If you want lots of candles for a romantic vibe, will the venue allow this? If not, you're not going to achieve the desired effect you really want.
Hire a Pro
If you think you can pull off an amazing wedding design yourself then go for it. But there are wedding professionals for a reason. Wedding Stylists like myself live and breathe design everyday, they have a sharp eye for the details, know which suppliers would be the perfect fit to make it happen and make the best out of your styling budget. Working with a stylist can also give you more breathing room to get on with the rest of planning, because they will provide some structure of what needs to be done and when. Knowing someone else is taking care of these things will allow you to enjoy planning to it's fullest and get on with the fun tasks.
Trust Your Suppliers
Thinking you can take on everything yourself will lead to a nightmare planning journey, so make sure to choose suppliers who align with your vision. It's useful to show your suppliers images that you have narrowed down with notes attached of what you love about them, to help guide your suppliers. They need some idea what your after. But please remember wedding suppliers will not produce a carbon copy of the image. Your wedding is not in someone else's images. Giving your suppliers some control will mean you get the best out of them and you will most likely get a better result of what you had in mind.
Repeat, Repeat, Repeat.
The secrets to an amazing wedding design is to make sure all your design elements repeat themselves, so that it is all cohesive. If you are having a special font for the wedding invitations, you might want to run it through into the 'on the day' stationery. If you are choosing certain flowers for your ceremony area, think about adding the same ones to your reception area in some way. Think about when you receive your wedding photos, will they all look like they are from the same wedding?
I hope you have enjoyed these tips and if you would like to work with a stylist to help you create an amazing wedding design that feels like you, you can read more about my styling services here >>
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