Struggling to visualise your big day? Sit down with your groom and cover these essential talking points.
1. What adjectives would we use to describe our ideal wedding?
Relaxed, rustic, formal, grand, elegant, fun, outdoorsy, beachy, destination? Determining your ideal big day vibe will go a long way towards helping you make decisions from venue choice to decoration options.
2. What time of year do we want to hold it?
Especially if planning an outdoor wedding, it’s important you take climate factors into consideration – a beach wedding won’t be much fun amid a mid-July storm.
3. How many people do we want to invite?
Twenty? Two hundred? As well as narrowing down your venue options, this could help you decide between an intimate dinner and an all-out rager.
4. What colours do we love?
Earthy tones, bright jewel colours, all white? Pick your favourite hues and commit to a palette that tickles your fancy.
5. What does our venue look like?
Your styling aesthetic will look all the more strong when you work with your venue, not against it – for instance, no amount of hay bales will make a sleek art gallery look genuinely rustic. If you’ve already found your venue, let it lead your styling decisions. If not, seek out a setting that lends itself to your theme.