Happy Wednesday! I am starting a new series where every Wednesday I will be sharing wedding planning tips and advice. I am not saying I am a wedding expert by any means, but I just went through this and learned SO much! I got all my wedding pictures back and I am just excited to share everything and explain the planning process leading up to the big day.
To kick off the series, I want to give some tips on how to choose a wedding theme. I think before you look at venues or pick out a dress you need to sit down and come up with an overall theme and concept. My wedding theme was Southern Elegance. I knew I wanted a Spring wedding, so I wanted my color scheme to reflect that. I found my color inspiration on Pinterest like many brides, but I screenshotted it and kept it easily accessible everywhere I went. This made it so easy to show the florist, the venue, the linen rental company, etc. to ensure that everything was cohesive.
Once I found theme and colors I wanted a venue to be the perfect setting. We lucked out because the venue we had in mind worked with our vibe as well as the date we were looking for.
As you are going through your wedding planning process keep your theme at the forefront of your mind. If you are looking for a barn and shabby chic theme then go with mason jars and twine instead of gold ribbon and crystal classes.
To tie in the Southern aspect of Southern Elegance, we chose a southern fabric like seersucker for the girl’s dresses and accents throughout the reception. I also wanted to make sure my wedding dress fit the theme, so I went for a classic silhouette and modern lace for a truly southern elegant feel. The theme is the most important part of planning, without this you’ll feel lost and confused. If you have the theme and the color scheme it will save you many headaches and tears.