Not only is the 2019 wedding season in full swing, but our 2020 couples are beginning to gather the pieces to make their wedding dreams come true. You know what that means… Pinterest Palooza! Pinterest is often the first place that couples go to get inspiration for their big day. Even as a Planner, I admit to being sucked down the Pinterest rabbit hole very shortly after getting engaged. Pinterest spares NO ONE! Couples often share their wedding Pinterest boards with me to give me an idea of their style and show the imagery that resonates with them. I am all about using social media as a resource to get inspired as long as it doesn’t set the mark for EXACTLY how you want your wedding to be. Replicating someone else’s day won’t give you the same satisfaction as creating a day that is truly your own. So how do you make sure that your wedding is a reflection of you and not your favorite pins? Here are our recommendations!
Tell a Story Through the Details
Florals, and chargers, and lighting… they can all transform a wedding space into a beautiful backdrop to host your family and friends on your wedding day. But will your guests remember the shade of blush in your bouquet 20 years from now? Chances are, probably not. What they will remember is how you named your wedding tables after places that you’ve been together and provided a story your favorite experiences together there. Or maybe how brewed your own beer together and served it to guests on your wedding day. Or definitely how your welcome boxes included your favorite snacks (maybe a snack that you baked together). The best compliment that I got from my own wedding was when one of my bridesmaids told me that she left my wedding and felt like she knew so much more about my husband and I as a couple. Your wedding is a celebration of your love, so why not use the details to tell your love story throughout the day?
Make Your Own Trends
Just because the Pantone Color of the Year is Coral, doesn’t mean that you have to be in love with it! Stay true to yourself and select things that you like to incorporate into the design of your wedding. If purple is your favorite color, pick a hue that fits your wedding season and role with it! The last thing that you want to do is look back at your wedding photos with regret because you followed the trend and not your gut!
Whatever you choose to do, just be sure to have a piece of you and your partner and your personalities represented throughout your event. Who knows, maybe you’ll inspire others through your very own personal AND Pinterest-worthy wedding design!