It’s All In The Details | WGL

A wedding is without-a-doubt one of the most beautiful and wonderful things that couples and their loved ones celebrate throughout the course of their lives. A day (or even several days!) devoted to love and a lifetime of happiness. A day that, although unique because every single couple is different, really comes down to the same exact thing: companionship and soulmates. So, even though your wedding day will not be like any other because you and your fiancé are not like anyone else, there are still the same series of events – ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, toasts and dancing. And yet despite the similarities, there are so many ways to make your wedding day special and just yours!

One of the easiest ways to customize your wedding is to throw in some texture. So many people these days are afraid to be bold with their wedding day, thinking that pops of color are the safest way to be “wild.” Colors are, without-a-doubt, a fun way to add some depth to your wedding day, but you can be even more unique by changing it up with some patterns. Instead of plain white table linens, see if you can find some that have some embroidered designs or gentle patterns of color woven into them. If you’re afraid to go that obvious, you can still find subtle ways to add these contrasts in, like the groomsmen’s ties or socks, or even the dinner napkins (just like table linens, you can find these bad boys with textures and patterns, too!).

Flowers, just like clothing, are seasonal and can be very trendy. Especially in the wedding industry. Once you start hunting for vendors, you’ll start to notice that everyone’s portfolios look pretty similar. It’s easy to follow the trends and let your florist take the reins (after all, it is their job), but if you don’t like the style of what’s “in,” there’s no reason you should have to settle for it. If you want tropical flowers in your bouquet, then by all means you should have them! Although flowers are supposed to complement your dress, your bridesmaids, and your venue, you can easily make a statement that screams “you” by customizing your florals.

While it’s customary for the bride to wear a white dress on her wedding day, there is no rule book that says you have to! Truth-be-told, white doesn’t look great on every skin tone, and there may be a different color that just speaks to your soul. So many designers these days are making dresses in blush pink, beige, light grey/blue, and even lavender! While you may think a colored gown doesn’t seem “bridal,” you’d be surprised. They are elegant enough to where they don’t look like a prom dress, but not too garish that they don’t look like a wedding dress, either.

 

If you have a million friends and can’t decide how to narrow them down to your core wedding party – then don’t! There’s absolutely no reason you even have to have bridesmaids and groomsmen. A lot of people don’t even want the hassle of being in a wedding party, so make it easy on them and yourself and just have it be the two of you. Turn getting ready in the morning into a fun brunch event and invite all of your friends! You can still get photos with everyone, they just won’t be in matching gowns.

Don’t be afraid to think outside the box when it comes to your wedding day. So many people think that there’s some sort of tradition that has to be followed in order to have a “real” wedding – but there really isn’t! One of the coolest things about weddings (and one of the things couples rarely take advantage of), is that they are completely customizable and can be tailored just to fit the two of you. And if you want to be different but are feeling stumped on ways to do this, turn to your coordinator! After all, creativity is basically a planner’s middle name.

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