The latest wedding trends range from pared down and understated to bold and bright, but one concept is always timeless – and that’s being yourself.
Your wedding day doesn’t have to be an endless catwalk, after all, but it shouldn’t have to be traditional and timeless either, if that just isn’t you. So why not make it your own, reflect trends, yes, but show your own personality – and have a great time!
Think about things that are special to you
If you already have an image of how you want your special day to be, let your creative flair come to the fore. Or, if you have a colour, design style, favourite flower or poem that means something to you, maybe think about how to incorporate it.
Weddings are becoming much more individual – it’s a key trend this year too; but how you interpret that is absolutely your business.
Don’t be afraid to get advice
Getting advice and/or working with professionals can really help bring your ideas to life in a way that works best for you. Wedding ‘how to guides’ can also be extremely useful to help you create a show-stopping, or minimalist, event – and provide invaluable lists of prompts and suggestions.
Think outside the box
Some great concepts for an individual wedding day come from thinking outside the box and letting your creative juices flow. Look at unexpected venues; has anywhere you’ve visited struck a chord with you perhaps – and do they host ceremonies?
And don’t be afraid to do something different with flowers – have boho blooms if you like them, or bright orange gerberas in your bouquet. Reflect this in your room plans and colour schemes – or don’t – mix and match or clash up those hues for a change.
Have black and white or more relaxed official photographs if you fancy – just don’t ask a family member to take them, however tempting that is. It’s usually best to choose a professional photographer if you can – it saves arguments (and blushes), and ensures you have beautiful mementoes.
But, if you have planned to ‘go a bit DIY’, here are some other considerations it might be worth remembering:
Do know your limits
You might love crafting and think it will be great fun to make your own decorations but don’t plan to do this on your wedding day. It will stop being fun when you’re weighed down with other preparations and there are a hundred different items to create – trust us!
Don’t plan to do all your own catering
As above, you may love cooking or baking – maybe you do either as a profession, but it’s worth thinking about employing caterers for a special occasion.
We hope this has given you some food for thought about making arrangements for an upcoming celebration, or the future. Doing what you like, and not bowing to convention, is often the boldest decision you can make, but it’s worth it.
So why not follow a key trend that matters most in the long run – being yourself and letting your true colors shine?