What’s Your Wedding Style?
When you start planning your wedding, people will often ask you about your wedding style. And at the beginning you might have no clue what that even means, never mind what you want.
Your wedding style is simply the type of day you want and how you want it to look.
Thankfully, gone are the days when every wedding looked the same. These days there are as many ideas for weddings as there are types of couples getting married. The world has become more diverse and wedding days have morphed and changed to accommodate new ideas.
You no longer have to settle for a conventional wedding day, or even a conventional religion. Invent your own day. Here are some of the most popular wedding style ideas:
A Rustic Wedding
Do you and your partner love the outdoors? Do you take the car or caravan away on the weekends and walk in the hills or stay in rural cottages? Perhaps it was this that brought you together so you might think about have a rustic or outdoor wedding?
This type of wedding often takes place in a farmhouse or country hotel. Or you could use a farm or barn that provides wedding services. There are some amazing barn options – I think there’s a future blog to consider there!
If you want much of your wedding to be outdoors there’s plenty of practical things to think about – not just the weather – although that is going to be the biggest one!
A DIY Wedding
Some couples don’t have the funds for – or want to spend that money on – an all out classical wedding, but they still want to get married in style. One way to achieve this is by going the DIY route and enlisting the help of friends and family. It’s an excellent collective effort that saves you budget.
Maybe the venue you choose belongs to a friend, it could be a house or a business. Village halls are an amazing choice for this option too. Your friends might also make the food for it and help with the attire. Making your wedding a DIY collective is memorable for so many right reasons.
Even if you don’t go all out with everything DIY, there are plenty of things you can do yourself to keep those costs down.
A Themed Wedding
If you and your partner love a particular book, series or movie, why not use it as the theme for your wedding? A themed wedding is fun, light hearted, memorable and enjoyable. It gets your guests talking and engaged from the start before the champagne flows and a live wedding band starts to play.
Some popular wedding themes that might take your interest include Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Disney, Game of Thrones or Harry Potter. These ideas won’t suit everyone: for others they’ll be perfect. But there are no rules when you’re going down this route.
A Boho Wedding
Boho weddings are really popular. They are soft and dreamy and ultra romantic. They tend to use a broader colour palette and are perfect for the creative couple who want to mix things up.
It’s all about making your day about you and choosing décor and colours that you love.
A Super Glam Wedding
If you’re the glamourous type who loves to dress up you might want to bring this into your wedding day. You could ask your guests to wear black tie and formal evening gowns – make sure you give your guests plenty of notice on this one though and very clear guidance on what you would like them to wear.
You can keep this going in your décor and table settings too with formal place settings and high end glamourous décor and sumptuous florals. Make sure you’ve got the budget for it though.
A Classic Wedding
If all else fails there is always the classic wedding and there’s nothing wrong with that at all. It’s still the first and only choice for many people. And it’s not hard to see why. The classic wedding is the typical fairytale experience you have always thought of as your wedding day.
A classic wedding may can be easier to organise and find suppliers for. Because it’s such a well established concept there’s no need to explain a concept to someone every time you want to book their services.
Whatever style you choose for your big day, make sure it’s a style you love and won’t regret in years to come. You can add your own personal touches to any of these options so make sure you include some elements of who you are as a couple.
If you need some ideas for your big day, Pinterest is always a great place to start. You can have a nosey at my mood boards here and have some fun creating your own. And as ever, if you want some help to plan any part of your day then just get in touch, I’d love to help you.