So you got engaged over the holidays!! Congratulations!! It is such an exciting time: romance, dreams, & passion fill the air!
You have so many ideas for your wedding! You've been quite likely dreaming about this most of your life! Or maybe it took you by surprise. Either way, you're not really sure where to start?
And pretty soon, it all starts to get overwhelming.
It's no secret that surviving the wedding planning process is the first feat that an engaged couple will endure, and the first victory that you will share together. Cake cutting has nothing on this task, trust me!
Within this journey are definitely beautiful bonding moments, as well as moments of uncertainty, too many shared opinions, disagreements, stress, etc.
If you are there already, we feel your pain. Know that as you push through and best prepare, it will get better, and champagne and celebrating awaits you at the end!!
For those who have not quite hit this stage yet, Rest assured: It will come.
But when it comes, it is my hope that you will just a bit more ready after reading this blog!!
The first thing to check off the list is usually the amount of guests approximately that you anticipate, and then begin searching for a suitable venue. And this is where the first actual wedding decision will be made - asides from deciding who is and who is not invited haha!
Do you want a beach wedding? Have you always dreamed of a garden wedding? Perhaps you are the classic Hollywood sort where there is pomp and grandeur like that of the Great Gatsby? What happens if you like all of these, and can't figure out which one to go with?!
Let's stop right there, and help you get started. I promise that once this decision is made, it will be so much easier to decide the rest of the wedding, because it will set the tone for the rest of your decisions: from your dress, to venue, to meals and even your photos. There are tips and colours for all styles included to better help you too!
So let's start with you and your lover's personalities:
How would you describe your style? (e.g. your wardrobe, tv shows, & music choice are great indicators of this)
Is your lifestyle laid back or more planned? (e.g. does simplicity or luxe appeal to you?)
What is the most fun to you?
What kind of feel would you like your day to have?
What does your dream wedding look like? (Pinterest is your friend!)
Here are the Most Popular Styles simplified for you (in response to these questions):
A LUXE AFFAIR
Style: Bold & glamorous
Lifestyle: Dresses to the nines, only the best for baby, high fashion with designer perfumes & colognes, watches, bags and shoes
Idea of fun: Shopping, enjoying luxury food & drink, and looking good
Wedding Vibe: The bash of the century. Pomp & grandeur
Dream Wedding: A night nothing short of Hollywood style with the best chef's three (minimum) course meals, a plethora of the most exotic florals dripping from gold rimmed vases and the finest crystal
Dress of choice: Designer gown with flamboyant train or beadwork, and the longest train possible
Bouquet: A luxurious and elegant bouquet, possibly even bejeweled with brooches, etc
Photos: Your historic or flamboyant hotel or castle venue alone will make way for the most beautiful and heirloom photos. And why not? With well constructed details in the architecture, a plethora of windows, and grandiose floral walls and details, there is no reason to break a sweat in the outdoors! Dream location: Paris or New York. Why not do a destination engagement shoot if not your wedding there?!
Memories: A luxury leather heirloom flushmount album and enlarged framed portrait will adorn your new home's walls.
Best colours: Gold, white, cream, pastels, grey, or more flamboyant black tie event with rich Hollywood red accents
BOHO MY LOVE
Style: Picturesque, romantic & rustic
Lifestyle: Environmentally-friendly & natural items, more concerned with health, family, fur babies, and the planet than the newest trend or fashion li