Did you know that 2.3 million people get married each year in the U.S.? Are you looking to be part of that stat, but want to make sure you have the wedding of your dreams?
In this article, you’ll discover what bridal styles there are and how to figure out your style. Read on to discover the exact steps to figuring out your dream wedding style.
5 Steps to Find Your Bridal Style
When deciding what’s you and what’s not, check out different bridal magazines, blogs, wedding photos, books, anything you can read about regarding wedding themes. Make sure to take notes and keep track of what you like keeping it all organized in one section.
Some things to keep in mind while searching for inspiration:
- Whether your wedding will be away or close to home
- If it’ll be outdoors or indoors
- What season the wedding will take place
- What bridal style you think you’d like after narrowing it down
Decide whether you would like a big or more intimate wedding when planning, and also what season you’d like for your wedding to be in.
Examples of Bridal Styles
When you’re deciding what wedding theme ideas would work best for you, here are some examples of bridal styles:
If you like soft lighting and hues, plus plenty of florals everywhere, you could be looking at a romantic wedding.
Are you more interested in looking toward the past instead of the present for your wedding? Opt for antique accents and furniture throughout your reception, along with a more vintage look for your dress.
Go for worn looking accents for the vintage look. If you’re looking to save, you can always hit up local antique shops for some inspiration. When you’re leaving the reception, instead of driving away in a limo, think about driving off in a classic car from the ’60s-’70s.
Do you enjoy bright splashes of color and bohemian looks mixed in? You can have multicolored balloons, bright-colored florals, and different color chairs.
Rustic is all about mason jaws, lace, wood, and string lights. If you like the thought of making your own decor, this could be an option for you too. You could easily make your own mason jars with candles inside. To really seal the deal on rustic, go for a wedding at a barn or farm.
Not everyone wants a glam wedding, some want a more relaxed theme and there’s nothing wrong with that! A bohemian wedding is about making sure your wedding vibes are about remaining carefree and relaxed. You can incorporate oriental rugs and decorative pillows.
Why not have candles lit throughout and along the aisle?
If you want a wedding that’s more traditional and to have everyone dress up accordingly, it’s important to have everything tie together for this theme. Have complete table settings such as wine glasses, a beautiful sit-down meal, and exquisite flower arrangements.
Do you live by the water, or maybe just love it? A nautical themed wedding is perfect for a wedding by the water. Go for blue and white tones, and have decorations such as anchors, shells, and sailboats.
If you care about the environment and want to make sure your wedding is eco-friendly, you can still have a beautiful wedding. You can use biodegradable confetti, use recycled paper for all invites, and consider a previously worn wedding dress.
These are just a few ideas, but there are many different wedding theme ideas out there you can explore for everything from minimalist to dream princess.
Zoom in to Your Style
Once you have an idea of your style, it’s time to really zoom into your style and narrow it down even more. Say you love vintage, what era do you enjoy and would love to incorporate?
A wedding that’s ’50s themed will be much different than one from the ’70s. If you want to go glam, would you rather have Hollywood glam or more of a modern glam?
Once you’ve narrowed down your style, it’s time to pick out the colors for your wedding. This is also when you’ll want to think about what time of year you’re getting married. Oranges, yellows, and lighter reds are great for fall, deeper reds and maroons are great for winter.
Think about your theme along with the time of the year to really tie it in. If you’re going for a rustic look, for example, you’ll want to look at the flowers that are growing that time of year. Your florist can always help you with this part if you’re stumped.
Vibe It Up
Make sure that everything ties together well and the vibe matches the theme of your wedding. If you’re getting married with a glam theme, maybe you’ll want more of an evening wedding with lots of flowing champagne and classy attire. If your wedding is more boho and relaxed, maybe you could have it on the beach and have a sign that says shoe optional.
What formalities and theme you choose for your wedding you’ll want to make sure to carry it through the entire process including favors and invitations.
Planning a wedding and choosing your bridal style should be an exciting time if organized well and keeping in mind your dream wedding theme. Follow these steps for the wedding of your dreams that will leave your guests speechless.
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