Planning a wedding when you do not have a creative bone in your body

posted 2 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
1030 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Pics are always useful. It will help people make suggestions. How about your family – Mum, sisters, MIL or friends? Can they help you? What’s your dress like?

Maybe start by choosing your favourite colours and googling pics of wedding deco in those colours. You don’t need to be creative, you can copy other people’s great ideas! 🙂

Have you talked to your SO about it all? Maybe he will want to be involved nd have lots of ideas.

Good luck with everything and try not to compare too much to other people.

Post # 4
2117 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Cluelessbride10:  I was feeling like that until recently – I felt like everytime I went on Pinterest, I saw something I liked, but none of it really went together.

A few days ago, I made my own “mood board” in Powerpoint – I put together a bunch of pictures I liked and kept in mind the color scheme I’d chosen. Once I saw it all laid out, I realized how well it could work, and now I’m really excited.

Our venue is also kind of ballroom-y, and I think that’s good – it’s a relatively blank slate, but not TOO blank (if that makes any sense). Our wedding is in Boston and our ceremony is at a very historic meeting house. I went with that idea and chose colors that I knew wouldn’t clash with anything (and that I liked). 

Here’s what I came up with:

Post # 5
42089 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

 Cluelessbride10: Not creative? Me neither . I always say I’m not creative but I can copy pretty much anything!

You are lucky. You are starting with a blank slate with your venue. You don’t have anything unattractive from which you have to deflect the eye.

You are having a fall wedding. Start there. Do you like traditional fall colors? Or would you prefer something else?

For color palettes look at:


You start by picking one color that you like and go from there


Search Pinterest and Pin things you like on different Boards- decor, BM dresses etc. You will soon see a pattern developing.

And of course, ask questions here.

Above all else, don’t get bent out of shape. A color palette, some centerpieces, crsip linens, silverware, china and glasswware and you already have a beautiful wedding.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by  julies1949.
Post # 8
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Cluelessbride10:  You sound a LOT like me. Even the same colors. I know Pinterest was my best friend in the beginning to help get lots of ideas and pinning what I liked. Then I made separate boards for each category: flowers, dress, decor, hair, makeup, gift ideas, misc., etc.  Then I went through them with FI to see what he liked and didn’t like. Of course ones he did not like at all I unpinned right away as it’s his wedding too.  Then once we got a better “vision”, then I started looking on ebay, etsy, discount wholesale websites, craigslist, etc. There are a lot of great deals out there to be had. Also, you can go to a rental place (suggest making an appt), and you can do a table mock up and try different things, then you can go online to replicate and purchase (or you can rent) what you think you would need. 

You do have time but I highly suggest starting to get all the little things now once you get a vision of what you want. It can all add up pretty quick, but I’m glad I’ve spaced it out and buying little things and checking them off my list with each paycheck. I’ve pretty much done it all myself too, but with making a list and then getting started early, it will make a huge difference.

Post # 9
957 posts
Busy bee

I know the feeling. I am the most uncreative person there is. I would just keep looking at pictures of decor until you find something you like, and then duplicate it. I can’t come up with ideas on my own, but I know when I like something and when I hate something.

Post # 12
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Cluelessbride10:  Tell me about it. I’m in SF. Our venue has a coordinator as well. From your picks, the room looks like it can be pretty dark. I bet votive candles on the tables would look great and add a lot of ambiance. I know I got purple overlays for the over the venue given white table cloths and it will add to the color scheme/feel that I want. Then adding colorful flowers will help add as that is a large space you have. I have the purple uplighting as well. It came with our DJ package. He said he can even slowly add as it gets darker since it will be starting right before sunset.

Just start slowly, prioritize on what is most important to each of you. Get a vision that you both agree on. He may not have much to say but I bet if you show him, he will tell you if he “doesn’t” like something, which is still adding input. 

Post # 13
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Picking a theme could really help you along because then you could just search on pinterest the theme you were interested in.. or google images for that matter.

How much money do you have for decorations? And what all does that include? [uplighting, centerpieces, flowers, draping, linens..ect]

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