From colour selections to floral design, furniture and decor, your wedding styling will set the tone for your entire celebration.
But with SO much creative inspiration out there on Pinterest, Instagram and bridal blogs, where exactly do you even begin?!
Taking some time to figure out your overall wedding style is the best way to ensure the end result is something that you truly love. Knowing your wedding style will also make it much easier to move forward with the rest of your wedding plans, as you’ll have a clear and cohesive vision in mind.
We know it can be overwhelming these days with so much inspiration at your fingertips. So if you’re currently trying to narrow down your own unique wedding style, here are 4 of our top tips and tricks to get you started!
CONSIDER YOUR VENUE
If you’ve already booked your wedding venue, start here! Your chosen wedding venue is basically the backbone of your entire celebrations, and your wedding styling should complement your location to create a harmonious setting.
Think about the overall look and feel of your wedding venue - is it a romantic garden location? An industrial-style warehouse? A glamorous function room at a high-end hotel? This should give you an initial indication of the styling direction that will work well in your chosen space.
Try to work with your venue as much as possible, and not against it. For example, if you’ve chosen a beautiful waterfront venue filled with natural light, a dark and moody industrial-style setting is probably going to clash. Instead, you might decide to keep your styling relaxed with coastal tones and elegant decor, to better complement this location.
Images via Ivy Road Photography
DRAW FROM YOUR PERSONAL STYLE
Your wedding day should be a reflection of you and your partner, so it’s important to consider your own personal style, too!
A great place to look for inspiration is your home decor and even your wardrobe. How would you best describe your style in these areas? Take note of any words that come to mind like modern, minimal, bohemian, glamorous - these are all great adjectives that can be carried across into your wedding styling, too.
The best part about planning a wedding is that you can make it totally unique to you and your partner. Details like your favourite colour, favourite flower, favourite textures and prints can all make their way into your wedding styling - this will help your day feel truly personal.
Images by Figtree Wedding Photography
COLLECT & EDIT INSPIRATION
Pinterest really is a god-send for any bride, and it’s one of the best ways to start figuring out what you like - and what you DON’T like! - when it comes to wedding styling.
If you haven’t already (although let’s be honest - you definitely have ;)), sit down and spend some time on Pinterest curating inspiration for your big day. From floral arrangements to table settings and lighting, start pinning any images that you’re immediately drawn to.
When you’re done, you should be able to look over your inspiration and identify the commonalities between each pin. Maybe it’s a particular colour scheme that keeps jumping out, maybe it’s a certain style of furniture and decor, maybe it’s simply an overall “vibe” that you’re resonating with.
Make a note of these common links and use this to try and summarise your overall wedding style - for example, “a relaxed cocktail reception filled with bright colours and tropical details” or “a modern industrial reception with a monochrome colour palette and wire furniture”. Now you should have a clear idea of the styling direction you want to take for your big day!
Images by Just for Love Photography
ASK THE EXPERTS
Planning a wedding can be filled with personal decisions, but sometimes it really helps to have a second opinion! If you’re still struggling to define your overall wedding style, why not consider asking a professional for their assistance?
There are some extremely talented wedding stylists and planners (get in touch for our top recommendations) who create beautiful weddings for a living. A professional stylist will know exactly which questions to ask to help you determine how you want your wedding day to look and feel, and will be able to present you with mood boards and guidance to bring this all together.
Helping couples narrow down their wedding style is something we also offer assistance with here at HEH from a decor perspective. Our team is a great sounding board for your ideas - we love looking through the Pinterest boards of our clients and making furniture and decor suggestions to suit. It’s amazing what a fresh pair of eyes can do!
Finally, stay true to yourself and you simply can’t go wrong! Try not to get too caught up in the latest “trends”, or the opinions of friends or family. This is your day - so think honestly about how you want it to look and feel, and keep this front of mind throughout your decision-making process!
For some creative inspiration to get you started, you can head over to our Pinterest page or get stuck in to our blog. We’re constantly sharing real weddings, styling tips and practical advice to help you throughout your wedding planning journey.
Or, get in touch with our team for a copy of our 2018 catalogue, filled with all of our new collections. We’d love to hear from you! :)