Planning With Passion
Soon after you’ve got that shiny rock on your finger you’re going to start thinking about wedding planning. Some details may already be worked out in your mind and thanks to modern marvels like pinterest, google and the web, you may actually have the entire day planned out from start to finish! But, if you’re not such an overachiever and the first thought you’ve given this day is after the proposal, you probably have no idea what your special day entails! So you start brainstorming. You think of every wedding you’ve ever gone to that you really loved and wonder what it was about that particular wedding that made it feel perfect. You panic and feel uncreative, unimaginative and boring. Don’t fret. There’s an easy way to get the party started!
Theme! How do you choose a theme when you are completely stalled on creativity? Start thinking less about the overall picture and more about you and your sweetheart and what inspires you both. Think of small details that represent you, your passions and your personalities. Have a thing for equestrian? Maybe you are an expert barrel jumper, or perhaps just a casual rider on the weekends? Have your reception in a barn and glam it up with beautiful rugs and chandeliers to suit your needs. For an added touch, do a groom’s cake that is equestrian themed! It’s amazing how far your imagination can stretch when you start with one simple idea!
If you’re one of those brides who has already identified your passion and know without a doubt what you want to emulate on your big day, you might want to stay away from inspirational sites. They can sometimes detract from your own genius. Focusing inward rather than outward can lead to some fantastic and completely original results!
If you’re on the flip side of the creative equation, here are some ways to get started! Between you and your significant other there are probably millions of things that inspire you. Start by making a list of things that you love about each other. It might be easier than trying to recall all of your interests. Some of the things you write down are most likely going to be things you have in common such as a love for the great outdoors, or your love for music. At some point one of these little quirky things might latch on to your creative senses and you will have something to run with!
Usually the first thing you are going to do as a newly engaged bride choose a dress and a venue. It’s a good idea to have a general idea of what your wedding theme will be before you do either one of these. For example, you buy the first dress you love but later come to realize your wedding is a lot more elegant than your dress. Or vice versa, you went pretty full out on your dress but you are having a barnyard rustic wedding! It can still work however it definitely works a lot better when everything seems to fall in line together. So while it can be tempting to rush right to the bridal store or call up that most popular vendor, take some time to visualize what you see your big day looking like.
Themes can be as simple as a color scheme, or as dramatic as a winter wonderland theme. You can keep things pretty simple and focus only on a few details that are most important to you, or make sure every last thing is suited for your theme. Sometimes this is totally dependent on budget, but in today’s DIY craze just about anything is possible on any budget! So let’s say you’re going for that downhome cozy feel at your wedding. You can start on this as early as your engagement photos, making sure you choose a location and clothing that represent your theme so that when it comes time to design the announcements your guests will already have an idea of what to expect at your wedding! Then as you continue planning you can bring all the fun and fabulous details together, focusing on a cozy lounge area next to a fireplace, a menu with comfort foods, and flowers that are simple yet welcoming. If this makes YOU feel warm and fuzzy, your guests will inevitably feel it too!
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