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Bringing your dream wedding to life is easier said than done. Even if your younger self has been imagining every aspect since the first time you watched “Say Yes to the Dress”, you still may be stuck on where to start. The intricate details that build a wedding aesthetic can make the wedding planning process an overwhelming journey, but there are tools to help you and your partner make your vision become a reality. Creating an inspiration board is the best way to visually organize all your desired elements into one space and will effectively communicate your style to those planning your wedding.
From the venue to the invitations, you and your partner can tailor every component of your day to match your personal vision. However, before diving into the little features that make your wedding shine, it is best to start with a big idea. Whether you desire a rustic barn wedding, a traditional church ceremony or even a preppy beach nuptial, the list of popular wedding themes is endless. You can even take a Wedding Style Quiz to help steer you in the direction of what aesthetic best reflects your personality and preferences. Before the planning commences, discuss each of you and your partner’s individual expectations and ideas, so the big day will highlight both sides of the union.
Once you decide on a general theme, it is time to start searching for inspiration. The Pinterest mobile app allows you to access millions of pictures at your fingertips. All it takes is a quick swipe across your phone to ‘pin’ a picture you like and organize it into a cohesive collection. As you save more, the app will customize your explore page to mirror your interests. Wedding-focused websites, like Style Me Pretty and The Knot, also offer free online templates with thousands of categories to pick and choose from to build your board. These platforms make designing your wedding as easy as creating an account and dragging photos into a premade guide.
What to Include
Struggling to think of what to add to your wedding inspiration board? These are some ideas of what others typically include. You can even create a board specific to one element of your wedding and compare similar options to see what you like the best.
- Wedding dresses
- Color schemes
- Floral arrangements
- Invitations and text style
- Table decorations
- Food and drink
Examples of Wedding Inspiration Boards
What makes a wedding inspiration board so special is that each one is exclusively curated to the couple’s taste. Here are some examples of unique inspiration boards for popular wedding themes.
Known for being the most common wedding aesthetic, a classic wedding embodies elegance like no other. This black-tie event encapsulates tradition and sets a romantic tone through its neutral color scheme and formal decor.
Image by Clane Gessel Photography
Formed by sleek lines and a monochromatic color palette, this contemporary aesthetic is very popular among minimalist couples. The polish of this type of wedding achieves a trendy cosmopolitan ambiance that can be contrasted with a pop of color or a bold centerpiece.
Image by The Simplifiers
Embracing nature through a garden venue and the pastel and gold color swatches, a rustic wedding is perfect for those who desire a casual and inviting vibe. The vintage appeal for this type of wedding is created by the incorporation of lace, linen and wood.
Image by Chic Vintage Brides
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