I remember the days when my parents would take me to a wedding and the reception would be held in a school assembly hall. Nowadays specialised wedding venues and themes are becoming more and more popular. As the wedding industry is evolving, there is no doubt that there are countless options out there.

In today’s world, you may become overwhelmed and forget you ever had a dream wedding in mind. You probably feel that you are being bombarded with numerous possibilities but that’s OK, it can be done. I always say, your wedding day is your chance to reflect you and your future spouse’s personal style. Years from now, when you look back at your wedding pictures, you want to be able to recognise your style and vision.

I don’t believe we should become bogged down by trends, as they can become dated but it’s good to be inspired by what’s going on out there. With a little thought and finesse you never know what you can come up with.

How Do You Come Up With A Theme?

Your wedding theme is based on you and your spouses preferences. It’s your chance to portray your inner style, make a fashion statement and leave your guests with something to remember. From your invitations to your bridal party, that is all a part of your theme. You may like beige and romance. That in itself could go on your wedding theme mood board. Maybe it could be a beige, peach and ivory themed wedding. You can use the colour theme for your décor or even for your wedding guests dress code.

Your Personal Style Matters

“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.’’ – Rachael Zoe.

Your wedding day is your major fashion statement. Remember… it’s not only about you. You are becoming one with someone else and need to consider each other’s feelings. Most times, couples share the same interests; whether it’d be music, food, clothes… there is always something that you both agree on.

When styling my brides or bridesmaids, one of the first questions I ask is “do you have a wedding theme?”. If they say no, I always try and understand their personal style, interests, hobbies… it’s all a part of it. What suits somebody else’s wedding may not suit yours, so the aim is to make sure you are working on something you will love forever.

Your feelings

As much as most couples want to accommodate the advice and suggestions of family and friends, always bare in mind it is your wedding, you special day and it is your personal dream and vision that is paramount. Decisions such as the venue, food, stationery etc. are your preferences. As long as you are happy with your decisions, family and friends will fall in line.

One of the most interesting things that I’ve come across, whilst being a bridal stylist, is a Mother’s opinion on her daughter’s wedding dresses. What I usually do, is style my bride in the changing room by herself, then take her out to see her family and friends. I had one bride who was so happy in the changing room but as soon as we stepped out, it was a different story, because of her mother’s reaction.

Yes, it’s wonderful to consider others opinions and we know, every one has one but ultimately the decision is yours. Remember it is your wedding.

How to come up with
a wedding theme

I remember the days when my parents would take me to a wedding and the reception would be held in a school assembly hall. Nowadays specialised wedding venues and themes are becoming more and more popular. As the wedding industry is evolving, there is no doubt that there are countless options out there.

In today’s world, you may become overwhelmed and forget you ever had a dream wedding in mind. You probably feel that you are being bombarded with numerous possibilities but that’s OK, it can be done. I always say, your wedding day is your chance to reflect you and your future spouse’s personal style. Years from now, when you look back at your wedding pictures, you want to be able to recognise your style and vision.

I don’t believe we should become bogged down by trends, as they can become dated but it’s good to be inspired by what’s going on out there. With a little thought and finesse you never know what you can come up with.

How do you come up with a theme?

Your wedding theme is based on you and your spouses preferences. It’s your chance to portray your inner style, make a fashion statement and leave your guests with something to remember. From your invitations to your bridal party, that is all a part of your theme. You may like beige and romance. That in itself could go on your wedding theme mood board. Maybe it could be a beige, peach and ivory themed wedding. You can use the colour theme for your décor or even for your wedding guests dress code.

Your personal style matters

“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.’’ – Rachael Zoe.

Your wedding day is your major fashion statement. Remember… it’s not only about you. You are becoming one with someone else and need to consider each other’s feelings. Most times, couples share the same interests; whether it’d be music, food, clothes… there is always something that you both agree on.

When styling my brides or bridesmaids, one of the first questions I ask is “do you have a wedding theme?”. If they say no, I always try and understand their personal style, interests, hobbies… it’s all a part of it. What suits somebody else’s wedding may not suit yours, so the aim is to make sure you are working on something you will love forever.

Your feelings

As much as most couples want to accommodate the advice and suggestions of family and friends, always bare in mind it is your wedding, you special day and it is your personal dream and vision that is paramount. Decisions such as the venue, food, stationery etc. are your preferences. As long as you are happy with your decisions, family and friends will fall in line.

One of the most interesting things that I’ve come across, whilst being a bridal stylist, is a Mother’s opinion on her daughter’s wedding dresses. What I usually do, is style my bride in the changing room by herself, then take her out to see her family and friends. I had one bride who was so happy in the changing room but as soon as we stepped out, it was a different story, because of her mother’s reaction.

Yes, it’s wonderful to consider others opinions and we know, every one has one but ultimately the decision is yours. Remember it is your wedding.