How to narrow down your wedding ideas

Jan 10, 2017
Louise Perry

Aren’t modern weddings amazing? Free from the constrictions of having to follow tradition or keep up with the Jones’s, a wedding really can be anything you want it to be. There’s so much to choose from – some might say too much. While narrowing down your most basic options in a sea of possibilities might feel a little overwhelming, never fear – there’s a trick to it. Here’s how to figure out what it is you really want.

Find out what you don’t like

If you’re struggling with wedding FOMO (believe me, it’s very real) and you can’t commit to one theme or décor scheme just yet, start gently. What don’t you like? Make a list of everything you’ve seen that you absolutely do not want – suddenly the list of possibilities is just that little bit shorter.

Buy some magazines

Pinterest is amazing, as are blogs and planning websites; but sometimes there’s nothing like seeing something in good old-fashioned print to put things in perspective. I suggest having a little splurge on magazines and going through them, cutting things out on instinct that you like. Don’t think about what you’re doing – if you like the look of something, cut it out. When you’re done, have a look through the images. What do they have in common? It’s very likely that you’ll start to see some unifying themes running through them.

Talk to your partner

Whether you’re both design gurus or one of you takes the lead, make sure that you keep talking to each other. While one of you might know more about wedding décor than the other, it’s also important that the wedding represents who you are as a couple. I suggest writing a list of things that make you two who you are and deciding how to incorporate some of these elements in how you plan your big day.

Draw up a budget

It might sound boring, but your budget will definitely help you to decide how to pull something amazing together that is also affordable. It might rule out a few of your options, but it will go a long way to helping you make a decision.

Feel like you need a little bit of extra help with your wedding plans? Get in touch for a chat to see if I might be the right planner for you.

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