Tips on How to Organize Your Wedding Visions
Everyone talks about dreaming of their wedding day since they were a child. Envisioning a perfect day, with the perfect dress and every perfect moment. But then we meet our grooms, live our lives and manage our budgets. That’s when reality sets in. So how do we go from the visions of a little girl to the compromise of today’s weddings? Start with a magazine and some post-its, Sharpie marker optional.
Begin with fluid thinking. Don’t obsess about details, just naturally look at what catches your eye. Don’t think about budget, formalities or seasons. Use your post-its to mark pages and use the marker to circle what you like. Once you get to a point where you have several magazines that you’ve previewed, go through them again. You’ll remove some of the post-its and you’ll find some photos you missed. That’s what great about this process… there’s no wrong move. It’s just a springboard.
These ideas that you’ve marked can always be modified, watered-down or notched up. Once you have gone through your magazines and know what you like, a great way to organize your finds is by creating inspiration boards. These are great to have as a starting point for you to share with your partners. By “partners” I mean your florist, bakery, wedding planner and/or mom. Most people are visual learners, so by seeing elements we are able to better articulate our visions. These beginning steps will definitely help you in planning your wedding and when you’re trying explain your visions of your dream wedding to the people who will be helping you to make it happen.