Although I am loving being engaged and planning has been super fun…I’m not going to lie to you, it has also been super hard. If you can’t tell, I am the kind of person who can research things to death before making a decision. And there are a LOT of decisions that have be made in a wedding!
One of the hardest decisions has been the wedding colors and general style. Rustic, elegant, fun, romantic, celebratory, crafty, personal and friends & family oriented, kicka$$….so many different concepts and I want them all to apply to my wedding! (That last concept idea was Mr.A’s, btw) How do I possibly narrow things down to create a cohesive theme?
This is the part of the post where I wish I could tell you some hidden trick to determining your wedding theme. But, if there is a hidden trick- I haven’t found it. Mr.A and I took at least five separate “What does your wedding look like?” quizzes, I have 10 wedding magazines sitting besides me right now on my desk and I stalked numerous wedding blogs for months to get ideas. The one thing that finally helped me narrow it all down was collecting images of weddings I liked and then beginning to create a mosaic of what MY wedding could look like, using some of those images.
SO! Without further introduction, I give you Our Wedding Inspiration Board!
I expect that as the wedding date approaches, we will end up straying from this theme in many cases. I am *so* flexible when it comes to how my our (opps! did I just do that again?) wedding should look (although Mr.A told a friend at dinner this past week that I am terribly picky about the wedding! ME!). Having this Inspiration Board made is simply a way for me to focus a bit and not get so overwhelmed; it is NOT a concrete roadmap for how things must look.
After all, I will admit that this Inspiration Board has already been through four iterations itself- hey, a girl can change her mind! Speaking of this Board’s creation, I used Mosaic Maker to put all the photos together and it was SUPER easy (Thanks goes to Mrs. Lemon from weddingbee for the tip!). Can you believe it…as I am looking at my Inspiration Board right now I am already seeing things I can add to it!
Did you have trouble nailing down the theme for your wedding?