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What is your wedding style?

When planning your wedding, an intimate destination wedding, or even an elopement, choosing a wedding theme early in the planning process is essential!

This makes it so much easier to streamline your bridal style, to your bridesmaids and the decor and overall vibes into a theme.

Without a wedding theme, it will be hard to create a cohesive look and feel. But don’t worry, finding your style is easier than you may think. 


Do you want to have a big wedding or a smaller, intimate one?

Do you want to get married in your hometown, or would you rather fancy a destination wedding?

Where would your dream wedding take place? Indoors or outdoors? In a ballroom, a quaint garden, or by the beach?

What’s your favorite season and why? 

How formal would you like your wedding to be? Black-tie, semi-formal, or casual and laid-back?


What words would describe your dream wedding best? 

What reception meal style would you love to have on your wedding day? Plated sit-down dinner, family-style dinner, buffet, grazing stations, or even a picnic?

What music would you love to play during your ceremony or reception? 


Do you have any favorite flowers?

What are your favorite colors?

What’s your home decorating style?

What’s your go-to outfit?

Once you’ve answered all these questions, your wedding style will quickly fall into place.

Step 2: Do the Research

Now is the perfect time to go crazy on Pinterest, blogs, or in magazines. Don’t limit yourself to wedding-specific sources. Think outside the box, such as home decor or travel blogs and magazines as well. Look for flowers, colors, and textures. Go even further and get very specific looking for stationery, typefaces, favors, cakes, wedding fashion (including shoes), hairstyles, hair accessories, ring boxes, aisle decoration, wedding arch styles, and signage. 

Once you have gathered some ideas, look for similarities in the pictures you are most drawn to. What do they have in common? Is it a particular color, a style element, a specific dress or suit style that shows in every image?

You will soon notice an overall look and feel that you love most and can quickly delete all images that don’t fit your favorite style.

Tip: If you use Pinterest boards to organize your inspiration, save all the images in one board but have different sections for each category like for the ceremony, reception, flowers, decoration, cake, stationery, fashion, etc. 

Also, have one section, which is your overall mood board, and in which you only put your most favorite images of each section.

This way, you stay organized throughout the planning, and once you start working with vendors, you can communicate your style and ideas effortlessly.


Adjectives: traditional, elegant, timeless

Flowers: roses, peonies, hydrangeas, anemones

Food: formal plated sit-down dinner, usually three-course dinner

Style elements: clean, streamlined, formal table setting, monogrammed details like stationery and napkins, luxe table linens, hand-calligraphed addressed envelopes for your invitations

Color palette: elegant, neutral colors like gray, black, white, ivory, or beige. Add drama by incorporating colors such as red or navy blue for a fall and winter wedding or coral and peach for a spring and summer wedding

Dress styles: ballgown, A-line, trumpet, sheath, or mermaid

Suit styles: tuxedo, suit in darker colors such as navy blue or charcoal gray

Hairstyles: updos or classic half-up, half-down ‘dos

Accessories: pearl jewelry

Music idea for ceremony: classical music

Venue: traditional and sophisticated like a country club, a ballroom of an iconic hotel, winery, or an estate

Season: all year round


Adjectives: earthy, nature-inspired, laid-back, organic

Flowers: hand-tied organic bouquets, wildflowers, pampas grass, greenery

Food: grazing stations, family-style dinner, picnic

Style elements: woven décor, vintage rugs, floor cushions, natural wood wedding arches, macrame, terracotta, feathers, fairy lights, gems, and geodes

Color palette: warm earthy colors and jewel tones such as mustard yellow, terracotta, sage, violet, ruby red, emerald green

Dress styles: airy, light fabric, simple silhouettes, refined lace details, delicate floral embroidery

Suit styles: casual, tweed or linen suit, vest, suspenders, bow tie. Mix and match fabrics like chino pants and a tweed blazer. Shirts: colored, checked, or patterned; rolled-up sleeves for an even more casual look

Hairstyles: soft waves, braids, messy updos

Accessories: statement jewelry, flower crowns, boutonnieres

Music idea for ceremony: indie and folk love songs

Venue: woodland, beach, backyard, desert, mountain, by a lake

Season: spring and summer


Adjectives: timeless, romantic, ethereal, European charm, vintage-inspired

Flowers: romantic blooms such as peonies, roses, and lilies, lush floral arches

Food: plated sit-down dinner, focus on a cocktail hour, or cocktail-style dinner all together

Style elements: vintage accessories, cotton paper stationery, swirling calligraphy, wax seals, silk ribbons, ethereal fabric drapes, gauzy table runners, long tapered candles, opulent candelabras, thick pillar candles in vintage wood holders

Color palette: classic white, cream, champagne, gold, faded blush tones

Dress styles: soft, delicate materials, tulle skirt, matching veils

Suit styles: classic two-piece suit in white, black, grey or shades of blue, bow tie or necktie

Hairstyles: soft waves, romantic updos, half-up, half-down ‘dos

Accessories: statement headpieces, vintage jewelry

Music idea for ceremony: piano music

Venue: a venue with a historical charm, such as a mansion, a castle, chateau, or for an outdoor wedding, a quaint fairytale garden

Season: all year round


Adjectives: cool, contemporary, raw, edgy

Flowers: lush green foliage

Food: plated sit-down dinner, grazing stations, cocktail-style dinner

Style elements: exposed brick, peeling paint, visible pipes, cement floors, mixed metals, acrylic signage, geometric patterns, Edison-style light bulbs. Overall with industrial chic, there is a less is more approach to décor.

Color palette: the beauty of an industrial theme is that any color palette works from neutrals to darker colors to vibrant ones. It truly depends on what effect you want to create, but you can never go wrong with gold and copper tones.

Wedding attire style: glamorous, sleek, smart-casual

Music idea for the ceremony: Jazz

Venue: former factories, revamped warehouses, converted lofts

Season: all year round

Need to book your wedding outfit and look based on a theme? Need help styling your wedding look including all flower ideas and colours?

Contact us and we will be happy to help you out. Ideally planning should be least 6 months to 1 year minimum for a wedding that is well planned. Time helps to put everything together with ease. Creating a bridal design and look that is unique

e to a theme also would take time based on the amount of handwork involved.

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