(Closed) Not sure where to begin for the “gel” factor…

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

“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 # 5
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1166 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

You’re welcome!! Themes and decor are my FAVORITE thing to help out with. 🙂

 

Post # 6
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518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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!

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