You are engaged! Congratulations! Now, what?
Some of you might have been planning your wedding since you were still in Kindergarten. That is cool and all, but I am quite sure that you are a savvy bride who knows that styles and trends are changing literally by the minute. You may have also been religiously following all the wedding inspiration blogs and websites. You may have tried Pinterest. You may even have a huge binders of all things pretty and wonderful. But how do you decide?
Wedding planning should be exciting and enjoyable. Yes, there will be a LOT of decisions to make (caution: this decision making process does not come easy for some) and those decisions should be made carefully and without hesitation. Once you decide on one thing, move on and don’t look back. I also strongly recommend not to over-think miniscule things that may not be so important in the long run.
With that in mind, let’s start diggin’ …
1. Define True Love
Your wedding should be a celebration of what you and your fiance really love. If you both love taking a walk by the lake (living in Minnesota is no shortage of that, for sure!), then you may start looking into some inspirations that carries that theme/design throughout your wedding. If you love reading books together, find inspirations that incorporates books and literatures into your wedding. If you love over-the-top, color-filled kind of celebration, look toward ideas that can be mixed and matched which can result in bringing the WOW factor. If you love the classic & traditional look of a beautiful yet understated elegance wedding, find pieces of personalization so that your wedding will still be one-of-a-kind.
2. Assess the family situation
Dig deep on what is truly important to both of you and your families. You choice of wedding location may represent the considerations you have for your family. Will your wedding take place in a mansion with lots of stairs while you have a family member whom you care about in a wheelchair or can’t walk up and down the stairs really well? Would it be easier for families from out of town to have the wedding in one location for both ceremony and reception? You would be the best person to assess this whole family situation.
3. Personalization, Personalization, Personalization
Sometimes I feel like a broken record, but just like the real estate folks are trying to convince you that location, location, location is the outermost importance in finding a home, personalization should be the top priority in creating your wedding look and style. Whether it is through food selection or song choices or decor colors, personalizing your style should be done tastefully without force. Don’t go with one theme and stop there. Explore other possibilities and remember to always stay true to yourself.
Next week we are going to show you inspirations to create a breathtaking wedding that will make your guests cry! Taking little cues from your every day life, making notes of them, and creating the most magical wedding that you have always dreamed of are our true passion. Stay tuned 🙂
May all your dreams come true,
* Bea is the owner of Bee The Buzz Event. She resides in Maple Grove with her family and loves to take the time to smell the roses.*