• Brandi Smalls

A Guide To Determining Your Wedding Style

Updated: Aug 18, 2020



Your wedding's style is the overarching concept of your wedding and it serves as your foundation when planning your celebration. While most couples know that their wedding should reflect their personalities and include elements of their story, they aren't quite sure how to determine which style best fits their specific vibe. If this sounds like you, here are some tips to help get you started!



I D E N T I F Y Y O U R P R I O R I T I E S


The first thing to consider when wedding planning is identifying your top priorities. Be honest with your budget and choose the top three most important details for your wedding. Ask each other which moments you value the most and reflect on you would like to feel on your big day. Having clearly-defined priorities will help you to narrow down ideas, clarify your vision, and better distribute your wedding budget.



C O N N E C T T H E D O T S


Before you browse on the internet for wedding ideas and inspiration, start by taking a look around your home and in your closet. Your favorite clothes and home décor say a lot about your personal style and they reflect your interests.

Examine your things for the common details such as repeated colors and textures. Once you’ve identified common themes, think of ways that you can incorporate these details into your wedding day.

Your venue is a reflection of your style so be sure to look at it thoroughly! Examine its exterior and interior and note what you liked about their decor and layout. Be sure to take note of your venue's architecture, as highlighting fixtures can be a great way to add to your decor without any added expense.



K E E P T H E V I B E


While your theme will be reflected in every aspect of your celebration, it does not have to be blatant and blaring to be conveyed clearly. Incorporate one to two overarching themes to avoid clashing designs and feature signature elements throughout your celebration.

Once you have committed to a theme, sticking to it is crucial! Bouncing between ideas and adding unnecessary elements that don't fit your theme is a quick way to dwindle your budget and throw off your wedding's aesthetic.

Discuss ways on how your vendors can enhance your theme and be sure to provide photo references. Ask them for suggestions and be open to their insights, feedback, and constructive criticisms!



L O O K F O R I N S P O


Pinterest and Instagram are excellent sources of inspiration! Pin photos of themes that you think fit your vibe and that you might like to have at your wedding. Make use of the description box to note what exactly you liked about the photo.

You can even find inspiration when dining at your favorite restaurant! Invite your partner out for a date night and take a look at your favorite restaurant’s interior design. Check the tablescapes, the centerpieces, and even the food.

By doing so, you could be giving yourself a clue into elements, textures, and colors that you'd like to include in your wedding. After gathering inspiration, discuss which elements you both liked and why. Repeat this practice at all your favorite places and you'll have an aesthetic that's true to you in no time!

If you’re still confused about your wedding style, you can take online wedding quizzes on sites like The Knot, Weddingwire, Minted, and more to help you determine your perfect wedding style!