Post # 1
As I pick up the piece of my scattered brain from these roundabout parts I know I cannot be the only who has so many ideas swimming around in their head that it feels like my head exploded (or would it be imploded?) from all this wedding stuff circling around.
I have my little notebook I carry with me everywhere. Its has a never ending to do list and I find myself continuously jotting down things I’d like to incporate into the wedding and of course its a bunch of DIY stuff and I work like crazy, my commute is RIDICULOUS and I volunteer plus my FI works a different shift and off days than I do which makes it hard to coordinate everything, especially meetings.
I never had this vision of getting married or what it would look like and the only thing I can REALLY picture is the ceremony because that is the most important part and at the most beautiful location! Outside of that I see a bunch of pretty images and think (and sometimes say outloud) “OH! That’s nice! Let’s do that!” But if I incorporated every idea I had it would look like a thousand and one wedding threw up in the venue.
This isnt a rant and I’m not angry, I SWEAR – but I’m feeling… confused and conflicted and a little lost and a lot loosey goosey in the brain today.
Its nothing a little wine after work wont cure I’m sure but I’m wondering how to settle down on one idea or one vision and call it a day?
Post # 2
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
I think it helps to start with 1 thing that you really love/want and then design everything off of that. Mine started with a purple striped tie… I always use pinterest for inspiration and i think it helps to be able to scroll down through everything and make sure it seems cohesive. I’ve also been dreaming and planning forever though so i pretty much had everything picked out before i got engaged.
Post # 3
I can get carried away with things to, so my plan, which I’ve managed to stick to thus far, is once I see something I like, I just pick it and stop looking.
For example, I wanted to buy floral graphics to make wedding invites with. There are SO MANY beautiful invites everywhere, and so many graphics on Etsy to choose from. I could spend hours and hours searching and driving myself crazy. So, once I found something I liked enough that I could picture using, I picked it and was done with it. Now I’m sure if I spent more time looking I would have been able to find something even more “perfect” but in the long run, I’m better off.
On suggestion I heard from someone else, if you use Pinterest or have a wedding idea book or something, is to pick one photo per category. So, if you see a wedding cake you like, pin it. If you see a cake you think you like more, you can pin it- but you have to delete the first one. This might help you make choices more easily, as you’ll have to decide then and there which you like more and in the end you won’t be overwhelmed with choices.
Post # 4
amberback: Pinterest doesnt do anything but add more fuel to the fire for me lol but when I look at the board I created I’d like to think it makes sense. Its modern, eclectic and what I’ve seen it labled as “industrial glam”.
ClaudiaKishi: That’s actually a GREAT suggestion because I do have several pins of the same thing (cake, tables, backdrops, etc.) so maybe this weekend I will review what I have and seriously narrow it down. Thanks for that!