How To Style Your Dream Wedding Like a Pro

The most important thing on your wedding day is that you are marrying your best friend. And the second most important? Some bloggers and wedding experts will insist that it is the people you will have with you, the food, the decor, or the atmosphere. We are here to tell you that the most important things on your special day are whatever you want them to be! For a couple that is eloping, the location may be the main detail, while a couple planning a large wedding may decide to focus most of their efforts and budget on making their guests comfortable.

Instead of trying to give you a step by step of how to plan the perfect wedding - because let's face it, there are an infinite number of ways to plan a wonderful wedding - we are here to help you with the supporting details no matter your theme or style. Having a vision of the mood or style of your wedding will help you to make decisions for everything from the decorations to the location for your ceremony and reception. 

It is easy to pin every little wedding detail that you adore on Pinterest and then become overwhelmed when trying to put them all together in your own wedding. Once you have a wedding board created, we would encourage you to look through and find a handful of images that really inspire you. Once you have those, you have a perfect starting point to build from.We will be starting with 4 different sets of inspiration photos and working from there.

Styling Your Dream Wedding: Style Board Inspiration

From here, we will work towards identifying a color palette, specific style words to guide you through all future wedding-related decisions, and a few font and monogram ideas that would accent your event. 

Windswept Coastal

This set of images has us daydreaming of a breezy overcast day on a quiet stretch of beach along the sea. We pulled color inspiration from faded driftwood and the dusty blues of the ocean on a cloudy day. The script fonts chosen mimic the movement of the sea, while the block font is a perfectly simple accent.

How To Style Your Dream Wedding: Windswept Coastal

We're picturing an intimate wedding ceremony held at the edge of the water with only a few family members and friends standing with you as you say your vows. Afterwards, you walk down the beach to the tables covered in dusty blue tablecloths layered with sheer flowing fabric and adorned with driftwood place cards, seashells, and tinted glass vases filled with wild flowers.

Image Credits: Table / Driftwood Place Cards / Waves on the Shore / Cakes
Fonts: Miama / Caviar Dreams / Sail

Lush Woodland

Our next example features lush greenery and an earthy, dreamy feel. Shades of green, tan, and copper have us swooning over the possibilities for decor and venues. The fonts we have chosen to pair with this look have a handwritten feel that keeps things relaxed and still timeless.

How To Style Your Dream Wedding: Lush Woodland

A moss covered forest floor with giant trees as the backdrop is what we are envisioning for the ceremony, and the reception would be perfect in those same woods or in a non-traditional venue like an older building with exposed brick walls. Use string to hang small pieces of fern leaves and paint-dipped feathers and an abundance of natural garland on the tables, doors, and hanging from the ceiling. This laid-back affair almost has a bohemian feel, but with more muted colors and soft lighting. We are in love.

Elegant All In White

This elegant style board focuses on a monochromatic color scheme of all white. Style words like dazzling and crisp fit nicely. Classically formal fonts bring a sophisticated feel to invitations, place cards, and signs throughout the day.

How To Style Your Dream Wedding: Elegant All In White

This all-white style board has us dreaming of a large white tent with white fabric draped majestically from the tall ceiling, and accented with sparkly chandeliers giving off a warm glow. We are imagining black tie attire with a glamorous cocktail hour and cigar station. Candlelight and flowers play a major role in the table decorations, and can be accented with mercury glass vases.

Image Credits: Bouquet / Chandelier / Place Setting / Dance Floor
Fonts: Burguess / Engravers / Exmouth

Glamorous Blush and Gold

In this example, the images very clearly point to a feminine, sparkly, and glamorous affair. We pulled specific colors that paired well together and can be found in the sample images to form a beautiful and cohesive color palette. Once you have these, you start to get a sense of the style; Words like glitzy, light, and romantic come to mind with the sparkle of shimmery gold alongside of the blush pinks and soft kraft color. Fun fonts and monograms keep things feeling light and feminine. 

How To Style Your Dream Wedding: Glamorous Blush & Gold

With this style board, we would lean towards a classy reception hall, decorated in light and airy fabrics with some stunning sequin or glittery accents. The attire for the evening would most likely be formal, with a formal dinner followed by dancing. When in doubt, go with sparkle!

Image Credits: Place Setting / Invitation Suite / Wedding Ring / Glitter
Fonts: Cantoni Adobe Caslon Pro / Sweet Pea

Now that you've seen our examples, we'd love to hear what you come up with! There is no wrong way to use these style boards, but you can see how easy it is to imagine all of the rest of the details once you have pulled together the basic feel you want for your special day! Make sure to bring yours with you when meeting with your wedding vendors to keep you on track, and to help them to understand your vision.

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