How To Create An Inspiration Board For Your Wedding
Hello, dear! If you’re stumbling across this blog post, you’re likely engaged and planning your big day. Today, we’ll be sharing how to create an inspiration board for your wedding. Inspiration boards can be really helpful when it comes to wedding planning. After all, it’ll be much easier to make decisions once you have a clear vision in mind. Plus, having an inspiration board on hand can help you clearly communicate with your vendors. From wedding party attire to florals, food, entertainment, and more, having an inspirational board for your wedding can be extremely helpful!
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Why An Inspiration Board Is Helpful
Whether you’re working with a professional planner or you’re a DIY couple, having visual representations for your big day is important! Once you have a clear road map of what you want your celebration to look like, all the other details will easily fall into place. Your vendors will ask you what you like and what style you’re going for, so having a visual representation is an effective means of communication. You know what they say, photos say a thousand words! This is especially true when it comes to clarifying your desires for the big day.
Get Crafty Or Go Digital
Get crafty or go digital with your inspiration board! This is simply personal preference, so do whatever works best for you. If you want a physical board, head to the craft store and pick up a poster and some glue – HECK, grab some glitter and fun stickers while you’re there! Print photos you find on the internet or use cutouts from bridal magazines.
On the other hand, if you prefer a digital format consider using Pinterest to organize your ideas. This is definitely an easier approach and you’ll be able to sift through tons of amazing wedding inspiration. You can even add your wedding planner, maid of honor, and florist to the board so that everyone is on the same page!
Start With The Color Palette
If you don’t know where to start, solidifying a color palette is a great way to kick off your wedding planning journey. The colors for your wedding will likely depend on the time of year you tie the knot. Keep in mind that the colors you choose will likely play a big role in the attire worn, the flower arrangements, and the tablescapes. You can find tons of beautiful color combinations on Pinterest.
Is There A Theme?
What is the style of your wedding? Do you gravitate towards rustic, bohemian, vintage, whimsical, preppy, or modern vibes? Be sure to commit to one style and include this on your inspiration board. It’s best to show vendors specific examples of what you love rather than a ton of random ideas. Remember, the point of the board is to clearly communicate what you want!
Furthermore, is there a theme for your wedding? Believe it or not, there’s almost always a classy and subtle way to include a festive theme into your wedding! From winter wonderland to fiesta, casino night, carnival, under the sea, and beyond, there are tons of fun ways to incorporate a theme into your nuptials. When in doubt, embrace the ambiance of your venue or incorporate elements that are unique to you and your fiancé.
Consider The Attire
Now that you have a color palette solidified, consider the attire for your wedding party. Often ladies will wear dresses in the main wedding color. Fellas often sport black, gray, or navy formalwear and add pops of color in the form of a pocket square, tie, or boutonniere.
Add Some Florals
From bouquets to ceremony decor, reception tables, and more, you’ll likely incorporate fresh flowers into your wedding celebration. Keep in mind that many flowers are seasonal and will come with a hefty price tag during certain months of the year. That being said, if you have an idea of when you want to get married, do your due diligence and research flowers that are in season during that time. Don’t fret if your favorite flower isn’t in season when you plan to tie the knot, a great florist will likely be able to find substitutes that you’ll love just the same!
Don’t Forget Fonts
Most weddings have tons of stationary to consider, and we’re not just talking about the invitations! From welcome signs to programs, menus, escort cards, and more, you’ll definitely want to have a font solidified to ensure everything looks cohesive.
Make A Wine Night Out Of It
Don’t have a ton of ideas and want to hear some opinions from others? Invite your mom or besties over and create an inspiration board together. Who doesn’t love an excuse to get together with your BFFs?! Throw together a fun charcuterie board, buy a few bottles of vino and listen to a wedding-themed playlist. You’ll get a lot of planning done and you’ll have a great time!
Put Madera Estates On Your Vision Board
We hope you enjoyed learning about how to create a vision board for your wedding! If you’re in the process of searching for the perfect wedding venue, we would love you to book a FREE champagne tour of our facility! Madera Estates has everything you need to host the best day of your life. From getting ready suites to a stunning ceremony backdrop, a temperature-controlled ballroom, and tons of parking spaces, Madera Estates has it all! Click here to view photos of our venue.
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