Post # 1
Alright, so I bought my dress already. I have my colors picked out (marigold and pewter). I’ve:
-Sent out Save the Dates
-Picked my venue (Ceremony on lake grounds, reception in/around barn–all one place)
-Grabbed a caterer and picked my food (Southern, buffet style: grilled chicken, pulled pork, mac n cheese, green beans, etc).
-And started working on centerpieces
How do I carry through with the details to make things gel?!?!
I’m not sure my dress matches my venue and i’m not sure I even have a working “theme” yet, which is probably the cardinal sin to wedding planning. I want something clastic, rustic, whimsical, but I don’t even know if I’m headed in the right direction. Any inspiration boards or underlying theme ideas would be great! I’ll try to post more pictures once I take them, but so far the only readily available picture I have is of my dress–and it’s not even on me. Sorry!
I need help, Bees! Be honest with me–do these things gel so far? Am I “wedding meshing” yet? And, can anyone offer ANY advice as to piece everything together?
Post # 3
“Classic/rustic/whimsical” sounds like a theme to me! LOL
You definitely have the “rustic” down with your setting and menu. Your dress looks classic to me; you can tie it in more by choosing coordinating wedding attire. Maybe you need to work on the whimsical part? That can be accomplished with the decor/table settings/etc.
Have you thought about a photo wall/faux photo booth setup with props? That could certainly add some whimsy, as well.
Here are some inspiration boards that might help. In the last photo, you can see the fabric backdrop that makes a simple photo wall… just add props (pitchforks, hats, mustaches, etc.?)
Post # 4
@NotYourTypicalBride: You are fantastic! I was certain no one would respond yet because I’m having trouble posting pictures at the moment. But thanks so much for the inspiration!!
Post # 5
You’re welcome!! Themes and decor are my FAVORITE thing to help out with. 🙂
Post # 6
I agree that you already have a theme with the rustic/whimsical/classic vibe. Personally I would recommend doing two things:
1) Make an inspiration board
2) Think through all the stylistic elements you will get to pick and start brainstorming what you want envision
Inspiration boards can take a couple hours to make but I found it really helpful to find pictures that I like and start looking at what really worked together. You can someone else’s inspiration board you found online but there will probably be things on it you don’t like. I find that my inspiration board helps anchor all my choices.
On the second point you want to make sure that each element you pick gels with your vision and I think it helps to sit down and think about each piece at one time instead of just picking stuff over time as you may not end up getting all of the elements you want in there. For example I originally envisioned champagne as one of my colors. As I was going through picking stuff I suddenly realized that I hadn’t picked ANYTHING champagne once I’d picked the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, Save-The-Date Cards, linens, and a rough idea of the flowers so I basically had to nix it as a color and reassess. If you want a whimsical feel you don’t want to pick a bunch of stuff and suddenly realize there’s nothing whimsical!