By Elizabeth Slagel
We see it all the time. Not every bride has a mood board and 100 Pinterest pins. There are several gals who say, “I haven’t a clue,” when asked what they want their wedding day to look like.
So where do you start? Browsing the internet is a good start, but that can lead to utter confusion and maybe seeing lavish weddings that are only in Gwen Stephani’s price range.
Here are some tips to get you started:
- Pick 2-3 entirely different venues in your price range and set up tours for each. Walking the grounds of a venue is altogether different than browsing websites. Onsite, you get the real vibe of the venue, surrounding and three dimensions of what it really looks like. Stop and visualize your wedding party at each venue. Likely, this exercise alone will help you begin to feel where your vibe is and get you well on your way.
- Dare to be different. Sometimes brides don’t know what they want because they’ve seen what their friends have done and maybe it’s not them. Or maybe they feel it would be a repeat wedding. Don’t ever be afraid to break tradition. Remember, trending is simply something someone did that was different, and everyone follows.
- Hire a planner or find a venue that has in-house planning. We at Weymouth Hill have several planners we are happy to recommend and work well. When someone has trouble making decisions, we always think a planner is a good idea.
- Consider a theme wedding. We’ve mentioned this before, but it certainly has a way of creating a path forward.
- Think of adjectives that describe you as a couple: adventurous, glam, laidback, nerdy, outdoorsy, hippy, artsy. It’s easy when you think of who you are as a couple to start seeing a wedding vision come to life or maybe it’s a blend.
- Look at local wedding videographer websites and channels. People who attend a lot of weddings, learn a lot. You can virtually attend 20 weddings in an afternoon if you choose. Look for characteristics you like about other weddings in your region. You can almost always find tags to see who the vendors and venue are as well.
It’s okay if you don’t have a clear vision at first. Remember all artwork starts as a blank canvas. The artist must find inspiration before he or she creates something beautiful.