Find Your Wedding Style in 7 Steps: Part Two!

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When I first started Oh, What Love Studios, I came up with an offering that helped brides find their wedding style in just 7 days. It’s been a while since I shared the process of finding your style, so today I’m sharing part two of the two part series, you can read part one here.

Your wedding should not be the same as the wedding held at your venue the week before. It doesn’t have to be decorated with floating candles in centerpieces set atop mirrors in the center of the table. It should ooze your personality and style. It should have your special touches and show the humor of your groom. When your guests walk into your reception, they should have no question that it’s your reception.

That’s why I’m sharing my tips on how to build your wedding day around who you are as a couple – both together and individually. Because you want to remember it as being one of the most special days of your life.

Your wedding style consists of these things:
– Color
– Decor
– Overall feel and personality of the day
– Music
– Food
– Memories you want people to have of your wedding

Before we dig into the steps, here are some major things to consider
when planning your wedding style:

– Your hobbies
– Your personal style
– Where you find inspiration
– Your favorite colors
– Things that make you smile or laugh


Step Four: Centerpiece Pretties

Now its time to focus on the details. The details – like the centerpieces and flowers – can be some of the hardest decisions you make in your whole wedding planning process because there are a lot of little decisions that have to be made. But, all of these little decisions put together create the vision of your wedding, so you want to make sure these ideas are cohesive.

When looking for ideas for your centerpieces, think of your favorite decorating styles. Decide on 2 or 3 keywords to describe your personal style, and use those keywords when searching for ideas for your décor. Will you use ‘found’ objects to decorate your tables just like you do your home for a flea market style wedding? Do you want tall and elegant centerpieces or boxes filled with florals for the center of your tables? Take a look at your favorite wedding blogs for inspiration and add them to your Pinterest board.

You can also use the décor style your favorite stores or people who inspire you to help you make these decisions. If you’re in love with Anthropologie’s product displays, figure out a way to do something similar in your wedding. Once you have some ideas for your centerpieces, the style of your wedding should start to come together.


Step Five: Pretty Petals

OWL Matt and Meghan Rustic Vineyard by Eric Yerke

Flowers are another fun way to define your wedding style. They’re going to be in so many of your wedding pictures and some brides even preserve their bouquets, so you’re going to want to take a little time to design a floral style that fits with your personal style & that is cohesive with the wedding look that you’re building.

Your flowers for the bouquets and centerpieces should be a stunning mix of your favorites and match your wedding colors. Your florist can help with ideas for your flowers, or use these bouquet recipes from Wedding Chicks to help you choose which blooms you’ll use. Set up a Pinterest board with some examples of your favorite bouquets and centerpiece flowers to share with your floral designer so they can come up with a beautiful bouquet that you’ll swoon over.

From elegant and sleek to whimsical and bohemian, the flower options are endless and can help you create the wedding of your dreams.


Step Six: Sweet Stationery

OWL-Dreamy-Mountain-Main

By now you should be getting a solid idea of your wedding style. You should see a theme in all of the ideas that you have been saving, and now you can pull all of that together with the very first thing your wedding guests will see – your invitations.

Some think of invitations as just a piece of paper, but if you want a wedding that is cohesive and well-detailed, then make sure your invitations match the style of your wedding.

Do you want extra special details like twine and tags? A totally custom invitation designed just for you? Or an elegant letterpressed or gold foil invitation that your guests are going to want to keep forever? Once again, the ideas are endless. If you’re stuck on what to do, try to incorporate some textures, fabrics or patterns from your wedding décor – that’s a no-fail way to make sure they match your wedding style.

Look for some ideas on this Pinterest board and pin the ones that speak to you the most and then work with a stationer on designing invitations that will impress your guests.


Step Seven: Pull it All Together!

You’ve covered the main points that define your wedding style – the colors, the centerpieces, the flowers and the stationery – now you can focus on the details! Party favors, place settings and signage are great ways to build more of your personality into your wedding day. Go through all of the ideas you’ve pulled together and take bits and pieces from each to style the wedding you have always wanted.

Need some help pulling your vision together? I can help!

I offer wedding consulting to help you design your wedding around the things and ideas that you love. Click here to learn more.

Those are your last four steps in finding your wedding style – I hope it has helped you in your wedding planning process!


What has been your biggest struggle in finding your wedding style? Share in the comments!

For more wedding inspiration, visit Oh, What Love on Pinterest!

Feature photo & floral photo credit: Image by Eric Yerke | Design & Styling by Oh, What Love

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