Planning a Very “You” Wedding (Part 2)

This post is a continuation of how to plan a wedding that is totally representative of you as a couple. Check out the previous three tips we gave on starting out the planning process.

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4. Narrow Down Your Style

Go ahead and get very specific with your vision; that way, it will be a great deal easier to choose your details and know where to put your money. For example, instead of choosing glamorous, go ahead and think about if you want an old Hollywood glam or maybe even art deco. You can chose any theme you want and it can be anywhere from your favorite era, hobby, or your heritage/culture. Just try to keep it short; if you overload too many ideas, it may feel forced. Do your best to compromise on one concept and stick to it.

5. Pick Your Colors

Color is a unifying factor between all your wedding elements, from the invitations to your bridesmaid dresses. Take a look at a color wheel to determine which shades you’re drawn to. The easiest way to make all of your wedding elements come together is to stick with one main color and an accent color, or two equally prominent complementary colors (colors that are directly opposite each other on the color wheel, like green and pink or yellow and purple) for a bright contrast. Don’t feel limited to just two colors—adding neutral or metallic accents will make your palette robust.

6. Don’t Forget the Vibe

When you are planning your wedding, keep in mind that the theme you choose will affect the vibe of your wedding. A night in a ballroom will set the tone for a chic and posh wedding, while a backyard or beach wedding will have your guests enjoying a beer and kicking off their shoes to dip their toes in the sand. All of those are great as long as that’s what you want. You want your passions and personalities to shine through; that way, your wedding stands out and feels special to all your guests.

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