The big engagement season ended recently and it has been replaced with wedding season, which means you need wedding ideas. If you are recently engaged and are now in the midst of planning your own dream wedding to your dream guy so that you can begin your dream marriage, you might be searching for wedding ideas and inspiration.
You already know the internet is a great place to find inspiration for your wedding day, but how do you choose between all the millions of different – and completely amazing – wedding ideas there are? Do you pick one and hope you don’t regret it later or do you renew your vows every three months so you can have all the weddings you really want? Fear not my friend; you can renew your vows anytime you want, but you don’t have to if you know how to find your wedding style.
Use Your Own Tastes
Sit down and really think about you and your own tastes. Your wedding should, ideally, reflect your taste and your interests. So even though a rustic barnyard wedding might seem completely fabulous in photos you find online, is it really what you want you modern, contemporary diva? Probably not. Think about who you are and what you want out of your wedding and admire the differences in other weddings when you’re a guest.
Take Inspiration from Weddings You Attend
There is nothing wrong with attending weddings – or peeking in from the lobby of your hotel – to see what it is you like and don’t like. Maybe you go to a few weddings this summer and realize you hate long ceremonies or that you don’t want to spend three hours taking photos between the ceremony and reception because you’d rather have fun. Maybe you’ll see that a signature cocktail is a much better idea than trying to have a full bar, or maybe you’ll decide that you like open seating better than assigned seating. You can get a lot of wedding ideas about what works and what doesn’t (for you, anyway) by attending other weddings.
Stay True to You
Just because mom wants you to invite 300 of her nearest and dearest doesn’t mean you have to. Your wedding is about you, and if you have even a moment of, “OMG…I think I hate that,” you probably won’t grow to love it. If you don’t love an idea from the start, turn it down. Wedding ideas are everywhere, but that doesn’t mean you have to use them.