Updated: Oct 11, 2022
By Audrey Asiegbu | Published on 09/05/22
Wedding planning can be a daunting task, with so many details to consider and important decisions to make. One of the most important things you can do is to take the time to create a wedding vision. This will help you to narrow down your choices and make sure that all of the elements of your wedding fit together.
To create a wedding vision, start by thinking about the overall feel you want your wedding to have. Do you want it to be formal or relaxed? Traditional or unique?
Once you have a general feel in mind, start thinking about specific details like the location, the food, the dress, and the décor. The more specific you can be, the easier it will be to bring your vision to life.
Here are some questions to get you in the mode of daydreaming about your dream wedding effectively.
When do you want your wedding to take place?
The date you choose to have your wedding on will affect everything from who can attend to what kind of wedding you can have, so it's important to take some time to consider your options.
The first thing to consider is the wedding season. If you're set on a summer wedding, for example, you'll need to book your venue and vendors well in advance, as this is the busiest time of year for weddings. Alternatively, if you're hoping for a more intimate winter wedding, you may find that venues and vendors have more availability and are willing to negotiate on price.
Another factor to consider is your own schedule. If you're planning a wedding while working full-time, you may want to choose a date that falls on a long weekend or during a holiday break.
And finally, don't forget to consider your guests! You'll want to give them plenty of notice so they can save the date and make travel arrangements if necessary. By taking all of these factors into consideration, you can narrow down your options and choose a date that will help make your wedding day perfect.
Where do you want to have your wedding reception?
The location of your wedding reception is also important to consider. Do you want a venue that's close to your wedding ceremony? Or are you looking for something more unique, like a scenic outdoor setting?
If your priority is a faith-based wedding, then you may want to plan around your dream venue for this and use a wedding venue that is close by. If you're having a non-religious wedding and your priority is a fabulous venue with good scenery you can always have your ceremony on-site at the venue.
Choose a location that will be convenient for you and your guests and fits with your overall wedding vision. Some ideas for locations are a ballroom, a beach, an art gallery, a yacht club, a mountaintop, a hotel, a garden, a country club, or even your own home.
How formal do you want your wedding to be?
The time of day, the location, and the type of ceremony can all influence the level of formality. For example, a wedding held in the evening at a formal venue such as a hotel or country club will generally be more formal than a wedding held during the day at a less formal setting such as a park or beach.
Ultimately, it's up to you to decide what kind of wedding you want. If you're looking for something traditional and elegant, go for a more formal wedding. If you prefer something relaxed and fun, then a less formal wedding may be right for you. No matter what you decide, just remember that it's your wedding day, so make sure it's exactly what you've always dreamed of.
What colors do you want to use?
Your wedding day is all about you and your partner, so it's essential that the colors reflect your personalities and compliment each other.
The best way to start deciding on wedding colors is to think about your wedding vision. What kind of atmosphere do you want to create? Do you want something romantic or whimsical? Once you have a general idea, you can start narrowing down your color palette.
If you're stuck, try looking for inspiration in nature or art. There are endless possibilities, so don't be afraid to get creative! The most important thing is that you choose wedding colors that make you happy and reflect the love between you and your partner.
What's your style?
Your wedding day should be a reflection of your unique style and personality. To help you choose the right wedding style, for starters, think about the following:
Your favorite color
Your favorite season
Your favorite flower
Your favorite style of wedding dress
Once you've given these some thought, you will have a better sense of what kind of wedding style will suit you best. Remember, your wedding day is a day to celebrate your love and commitment to each other. Choose a style that reflects who you are as a couple and enjoy every minute of it!
What's your budget?
Your wedding budget will help you determine how much you can spend on your wedding day and what you need to save for. It's lovely to have a wedding vision, but so is staying within your budget. There are a few things to consider when determining your wedding budget.
First, think about how many people you want to invite to your wedding. The more people you invite, the more you will need to spend on food, drink, and other expenses.
Second, consider the location of your wedding. If you're getting married in a large city, you'll likely need to spend more on transportation and lodging than if you're getting married in a small town.
Finally, think about the type of wedding you want. A simple ceremony and reception will cost less than an elaborate event with multiple courses and live entertainment. By taking the time to figure out your wedding budget, you can make sure that your wedding day is everything you've ever dreamed of without going into debt.
What are your priorities?
With so many details of your wedding planning and wedding day to consider, it's important to stay organized and prioritize what's most important to you. After all, this is your wedding day and you want everything to be perfect.
To start, sit down with your partner and discuss your wedding vision. What kind of wedding do you want? Formal or informal? Large or intimate? Once you've decided on the overall feel of your wedding, you can start to narrow down the details.
Next, take a look at your wedding budget. What are your must-haves and what can you live without? Decide what's most important to you and allocate your budget accordingly. Keep in mind that there may be some items that you can DIY to save money.
Finally, make a list of your wedding priorities. What needs to be done first? What can wait until closer to the big day? By getting organized and prioritizing your wedding needs, you can ensure that your wedding day is everything you've ever dreamed of.
How involved will your partner be when it comes to making decisions?
For the sake of keeping the peace and avoiding arguments from being overwhelmed, you should discuss with your partner how involved you'd like them to be in helping out with the wedding planning.
Who will eventually have the final say?
We all have the friend or family member that thinks that once they give advice, you will magically hold their opinion as a rule. To avoid others getting their feelings hurt, it's good to create a safe space in conversations and make it known earlier on that it's your wedding and you appreciate their input, but ultimately it will be your decision to make.
Do you want a wedding planner or a wedding coordinator?
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. Of course, you want everything to be perfect. But with so many details to attend to, it can be difficult to know where to start - or how to keep track of everything that needs to be done. That's where wedding planners and coordinators come in. These professionals can help you turn your wedding vision into reality, and they can take care of all the details on the big day so that you can relax and enjoy yourself.
So, should you have a wedding planner or wedding coordinator? The answer may depend on your budget and your level of comfort with delegating responsibility. A wedding planner will typically be more expensive than a coordinator, but they can also provide more comprehensive services. If you're struggling to keep track of all the wedding planning details, or if you're feeling overwhelmed by the thought of planning a wedding, then a wedding planner may be the best option for you.
On the other hand, if you're fairly confident in your ability to handle the wedding planning process, and if you have a specific vision for your wedding day, then a coordinator may be all you need. In either case, having professional help can make a world of difference when it comes to making your wedding day perfect.
Having a clear wedding vision will help you stay focused and avoid getting overwhelmed during the wedding planning process. So take some time to brainstorm and get creative- your wedding will be all the better for it!
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