- Create a Brief
A proper brief is needed before you can design anything. Sit down with your fiance and write down everything that describes you as a couple. Also write how you want your wedding to look, feel and be. Make sure you read this brief, often to keep you right on track
- Collect Your Ideas
Write those ideas down. Collect everything you like regardless of how silly or unattainable they seem. During the early stages of your planning, try and cover all the different elements of your day, from your dress to accessories, to wedding ceremony details such as flowers, stationery, reception décor, and cakes. Several online sites like Pinterest and Loverly have ideas you can collect and develop. Blogs such as Style Me Pretty and Martha Stewart Weddings also offer great choices. You can also collect ideas from magazines too. Just ensure you gather your ideas safely.
- Develop Your Ideas
Sort through your images and choose those you feel suit your style. Separating your images into piles of different styles or colour palettes will help you quickly determine which style you’re more interested in. You might end up with equal piles if you have a more eclectic taste but this isn’t an issue. Sort through each image again and think of what you love about them. If you’re still confused on which to pick, don’t be afraid to combine those styles. No one said you have to stick to just one.
- Create an Inspiration Board
Your inspiration board shouldn’t be too specific. Be diverse in your choices. Use elements that help communicate the colour palette and mood of your board. You can also add fabrics, ribbons, beads and lace to bring your board to life. Developing an inspiration board makes it easier to explain your desired style to family, friends and workers.
- Find the Right Suppliers
Choose people you can trust to help turn your ideas into a reality. Weddings are big events that require cake designers, floral designers, fashion designers as well as online retailers. Finding the right people to help create your dream day will have the biggest impact on your day. Ensure you work with people that are invested in helping you achieve your wedding goals.
- Decide if you want to buy or DIY
Although many brides choose to personalise their day with handmade details, a current trend we love to see, planning a wedding takes about six weeks, with a 9-5 schedule which is approximately over 250 hours. DIY projects are an absolute delight, but before you consider doing it yourself, ask yourself if you really have time on your side and can actually afford it.
Before your wedding day, it is expected you have prepared everything you need. Gather your decor, accessories, DIY projects, and props together and arrange them how you’d like them to look. Remember these simple tips:
–Taller items should be placed in the middle of displays to create a well-balanced pyramid effect.
–Things look better when placed in three’s.
- Do not be scared to ask for help.
We understand you want things to be absolutely perfect and just like you planned, but resist the urge to do everything yourself. You definitely don’t need to check the guest list, flower arrangements, wine choices or cake flavours yourself. On your big day, you should be relaxing and enjoying the excitement of finally getting hitched. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Hire a good planner or stylist, or enlist the help of friends who you trust to understand your vision, who can set up your ceremony and reception venues on the morning of your wedding.