By Lesley Ann Turner
When it comes to wedding style and decor, there is no shortage of options. And if you’re set on designing your own wedding, we have a treat for you! We have put together 5 expert tips for styling your wedding like a pro to help you navigate the sea of endless ideas. And today, we paired our tips with a few ethereal photos snapped by March81 Photography from a recently styled editorial that we partnered with. We’re sure you’ll walk away totally inspired & prepared to tackle your wedding day design & decor with newfound wisdom in your pocket!
Let’s be honest here. Designing your wedding is no small task. It takes confidence, creativity, boldness, & an exceptional eye for detail. The reality is, every single minute detail of your wedding contributes to the overall look & feel. You have probably never even thought about this, but little details like the color of your dinner plates, the colors & texture of your wedding flowers, & even the shape & color of your chairs are all crucial pieces of a puzzle that blooms into your wedding look.
So, when you’re designing your own wedding, how do you put all these thousands of elements together for one cohesive & beautiful look? With these tips, you’ll be designing your dream wedding in no time.
Design A Wedding Mood Board
Mood boards might not be in your everyday vocabulary, but they are a great tool that allows you to see the full image of your wedding design. Interior designers rely on mood boards daily to see the overall room design themselves and help their clients understand how they will all look once done.
Your mood board can be a physical creation where you piece together your inspiration. Clips from magazines of bridesmaid dresses, images of florals, stationery products, aisle inspiration & more. It’s kind of like scrapbooking. But the result is a visual aide that allows you to visualize how your wedding will look when incorporating these ideas.
Your wedding mood board can also be a digital tool that you can easily take with you to vendor meetings.
Focus On The Details
Dreamy weddings don’t happen by accident. They are a composition of big-ticket items like the dress & florals along with the smallest of details such as your choice of glassware, table numbers, signage & even the hanger for your wedding dress.
Photographers today capture so many intimate moments that may otherwise go unnoticed. Every bride loves a shot of her wedding gown, and while she is gorgeous by herself, adding small design elements such as a custom wedding hanger elevates the image to pure swoon-worthy status. And these custom hangers are not just for the bride & her gown. The groom’s tux can get dressed up with his own custom groom hanger too.
The Color Palette
This is probably the number one thing that sets the tone for your wedding look. Choosing the right wedding color palette is crucial to the overall design. When selecting your color palette, experts suggest choosing one color and then incorporating a few complimentary colors as accents. And make sure you don’t overdo it with too many colors.
Your colors should be incorporated in your flowers, stationery, table accents, signage, linens & more. But that doesn’t mean everything is your primary color. Small touches of color can be added to tie everything together & ultimately create your dream wedding.
Group With Odd Numbers
Great designers know how your group design elements make a significant impact on the overall aesthetic. And they are saying groupings using odd numbers are visually the best. Specifically, they like to use the rule of threes. Why are odd numbers so visually appealing? Grouping decor items using odd numbers create visual interest & forces your eyes to move around the table or grouping. If you have multiple design & decor elements for your tables, try grouping them into three.
If you really want to WOW your guests, add some unexpected elements to your special day. Floral explosions suspended from the ceiling are a great way to make a huge impact. Combining different textures creates beautiful visual displays & will get your guests talking. And adding things like champagne carts, games, & other fun props will quickly become unforgettable experiences.
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