Wedding Ideas – Create YOUR Wedding YOUR way!

January 10, 2011  

This last week of wedding planning has been the most fun yet, as I’m starting to book and create all of the fun stuff that’ll make our wedding unique! It has inspired me to write a little about how to set about gathering wedding ideas to create a day that’s as individual as you are! Here’s my top tips for getting started on your special day…

Credits: Boots, Anna Kinchen Photography, Tashes, One Wed

Think about the time of year – when booking your wedding date, have a think about the time of year that you feel connected to as a couple. Just because Summer tends to be ‘wedding season’ it doesn’t mean your day needs to fall during the sunny months. We’ve chosen September as we met in the Autumn and both love the colour palette…I’m also v.fair and allergic to wasp stings…so I’d be in danger of getting burnt or worse still, sporting hives on a Summer wedding day.

Stuck for ideas at first? Find a venue that you love and led it lead your initial plans…there’s not point in shoe-horning a vintage inspired art deco day into a farm-yard setting after all! You can find inspiration in the unlikeliest of places…an orchard can offer a wedding awash with zesty colours and fruit themed details, or the history of a venue can also dictate the style…a Georgian manor house lends itself perfectly to an Austen inspired day!

Do some word association with your man – each write down ten things that immediately spring to mind, when you think of your wedding day…it’ll help you prioritise what’s important and should also ensure that you both get involved. We realised that a relaxing atmosphere, good food and free booze were our biggest priority!

Credits: Candy floss, Weddings Guide Asia; Carnival The Wedding Chicks

Filter. There will be expectations and opinions from family and friends that will confuse you. So, your second cousin is expecting her kid to be Bridesmaid, your brother thinks a cravat is the epitome of wedding style and your Mother-in-Law wants her best mate to make the cake…smile, say “thanks for the offer/your opinion/input - I haven’t worked out the details yet/I’ve already booked that…we’re going in a different direction” and then avoid the subject for the next nine months. That might not be the most mature way of dealing with things…but it’s what I’m sticking too!

Keep evolving your wedding ideas! Details will change as the months pass. Try to adapt with them – compromise without sacrificing too much. You’ll sleep better for it.

ENJOY! This should be the last time you plan your own wedding *fingers crossed* - and most marrieds tell me it passes very quickly…so relish the planning process, after all, it’s probably the biggest event you’ll ever be the centre of!


12 Responses to “Wedding Ideas – Create YOUR Wedding YOUR way!”
  1. Albert Palmer says:

    We are finding inspiration tough at the moment! With the best of intentions it seems it is far too easy to end up with a homogeneous wedding day. Thank god for bohobride.

  2. admin says:

    Why thank you Mr Palmer!

  3. laura p says:

    The more I look at wedding blogs and magazines the more ideas I come up with then stuck with which to go for – vintage, glamour, country garden, art deco, etc etc. My worst nightmare is ending up with a mish mash of styles and it looking naff so articles like this are a big big help. Thank you!

  4. admin says:

    So glad you found it helpful Lou! I feel the same – my head gets easily turned by all the creative ideas out there – just trying to stick to things that really feel ‘us’! X

  5. Perdita says:

    I couldn’t agree more, there’s so much out there telling you what you ‘aught’ to do…

    We started with a venues (my family’s church- a rather imposing-but-beautiful urban Abbey, then a city foodie-pub wedding, we’re CAMRA geeks and foodies). We worked from there, and it worked really well; what to wear (bit of a mission for me- I needed high-impact for the church, relaxed for the pub… simple empire dress/detachable uber veil!), food choices (MAJOR importance) entertainment etc’.

    This advice is how we (accidentally!) did ours and I’d agree with all of it, it made things run comparitively smoothly.

    …and use the internet, markets, charity shops and word-of-mouth. As a conversation on another blog about choosing dresses said, you can get dresses, flowers- almost any dream out-of-your-league item can be found a little cheaper if you are willing to root around a bit, maybe adapt or have ‘used once’ items. That’s how the uber veil that ‘made’ my church entrace happened! Turned an under-£500 dress into a designer lookalike, then off it came for the simple reception after.

  6. admin says:

    Perdita – you sound like my kinda lady! We’re just going for what we like – the theme is ‘us’ and making it as environmentally neutral as poss…it’s good karma after all! x

  7. Anna says:

    Love the clean look of your site. Especially the picture of the cowboy boots!! Thanks for the fun wedding ideas

  8. lillian says:

    Love the first wedding photo a lot, and i have stumbled you.

  9. Anny says:

    I really love the first image like lillian said, its really funny and also unique idea for wedding theme.

  10. admin says:

    I always think these are the best photos, as you really get a sense of the couples good humour! xx

  11. Wedding Marquees Oxfordshire says:

    I like the word association idea. It wouldn’t occur to me to do word association with my other half, sounds more like something you do during a work team building experience.

    Nice idea.

  12. admin says:

    Ha – that hadn’t occurred to me! Yes it is a little like team building…perfect for ‘team wedding’!

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