Select your Style {Day 8}

Keep Calm and Select a Venue...31 Days to the Altar {A guide to a short engagement} #weddingplanning #marriage #wedding #Venue #location

Now that you have your venue booked, you can pick a theme. The theme of your wedding is pretty important, as it will determine the direction for a lot of elements- like your wedding dress, bridal party attire, invitations, decorations and in some cases even things such as catering, music, etc.

Some people get really specific with their theme, but I would suggest picking a broad category or two:

  • Romantic
  • Elegant
  • Rustic
  • Vintage
  • Modern
    Beach

Try to fit your theme to your venue. For instance, if you’re getting married in a barn, you probably don’t want to have your groomsmen in tuxes and everyone dressed to the 9. I imagine a lot of heels getting stuck in the dirt and some expensive outfits getting ruined. The latest trend seems to be Rustic Rustic Rustic! I don’t mind rustic {actually I quite like it}, but it didn’t really fit our venue, so I told my decorator “less burlap, more lace,” and we settled on “whimsical romantic” for our theme. {I would say about 50% of the people involved knew what that meant- luckily it was the right 50%, so everything came out beautifully!} I still have not been able to explain to my husband what exactly “whimsical romantic” means, but I think our eclectic centrepieces, book page decorations, lace, and bridal party’s ombre shades of purple are the perfect picture of what I had in mind when I thought of the theme. It was romantic and elegant enough to fit in with our venue, but casual enough to make us feel at home.

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The most important thing to remember when picking a theme {and planning all elements of the wedding} is that it should represent YOU as a couple. Do you spend your weekends getting dolled up to have a nice dinner and hit the town with friends? Go for an elegant evening affair. Do you love hanging outdoors, running through mud and sporting for food? Maybe a rustic barn wedding is more your style. Not only will you enjoy the day more, but your friends and family {who more than likely share your same interests} will probably feel more comfortable as well.

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Check out the other posts in the 31 days…to the altar series here.

31 Days to the altar

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