Determine Your Wedding Style

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Close your eyes… envi­sion your wed­ding day. All of your loved ones are there. Pic­ture your per­fect day. What do you see? Where are you? What are you wear­ing? What is your fiancé wear­ing? Okay… you can open your eyes.

bride and groom getting out of car

I have lost count how many times I’ve caught myself day­dream­ing about my upcom­ing wed­ding. I get but­ter­flies every time! I get ner­vous… but then excit­ed again.

This exer­cise helps me to see the big pic­ture. One of the most fun parts of plan­ning a wed­ding is being cre­ative. The goal is for your spe­cial day to encom­pass who you are as a cou­ple. Estab­lish­ing a wed­ding style ear­ly on can actu­al­ly help the deci­sion-mak­ing process through­out plan­ning. The more clear the vision, the eas­i­er it is to make deci­sions.

Here are some ques­tions to con­sid­er that may help you deter­mine your wed­ding style:

  1. What is your per­son­al style?
  2. What is your fiance’s per­son­al style?
  3. What kind of music do you both enjoy?
  4. What is the style of your/your fiance’s engage­ment ring?
  5. What are your favorite flow­ers?
  6. What col­ors do you both like?

There are sev­er­al fac­tors that may affect the style of your wed­ding: the sea­son (spring, sum­mer, fall, win­ter); for­mal­i­ty & dress code (fan­cy black-tie, semi-for­mal, casu­al, etc.); cer­e­mo­ny & recep­tion loca­tion (indoors or out­doors).

winter wedding reception table decorations

From the start, my fiancé Grant and I knew that we want­ed a real­ly clas­sic, time­less wed­ding. We hope to look back at our wed­ding day 10 years from now and still be hap­py with the choic­es we made. While mak­ing most deci­sions, we always take our wed­ding style into con­sid­er­a­tion. The small­est details can make a dif­fer­ence in the big pic­ture. Even the music you play con­tributes to the vibe of your wed­ding!

With our wed­ding tak­ing place in the spring, we decid­ed on light col­ors and neu­tral, sea­son­al flow­ers with green­ery. The cer­e­mo­ny and recep­tion will both take place indoors at our venue, a ren­o­vat­ed cig­ar ware­house built in 1884. Our guests will be encour­aged to dress in semi-for­mal attire. The rus­tic venue com­bined with the ele­gant details is going to be spec­tac­u­lar! We still have sev­er­al details to nail down, but every­thing seems to be falling into place.

I can’t give away too many details (Grant might be read­ing!), but the dress I will be wear­ing is def­i­nite­ly more on the for­mal side. To match the for­mal­i­ty of the ladies, Grant and the guys will be wear­ing our Black Notch Tuxe­do. Bride, groom, and bridal par­ty appar­el is a very impor­tant fac­tor in deter­min­ing your wed­ding style. This group is the focal point of the event, and their attire sets the tone of the for­mal­i­ty.

You can take your wed­ding style, or theme, in a thou­sand dif­fer­ent direc­tions. The oppor­tu­ni­ties are end­less. Just remem­ber, you don’t have to fol­low any rules. Throw them out the win­dow! If you sim­ply choose what you love, your style will fall into place. There is no pres­sure to please any­one but your­self and your fiancé. This is your wed­ding, and it should be the hap­pi­est day of your life.

spring wedding reception table decorations

Jenna’s Journey

Jen­na not only works in Mar­ket­ing at Gen­er­a­tion Tux, but she is also a bride-to-be! Jen­na has worked on the bride’s side of the aisle in bou­tiques locat­ed in Vir­ginia; Charleston, SC; and Louisville, KY. She has since trad­ed in the fix­ing of veils for the straight­en­ing of bow ties. Fol­low along as she con­tin­ues to pre­pare for her big day.

There are so many small details that go into cre­at­ing your dream wed­ding, but that does­n’t mean you should have to stress. Gen­er­a­tion Tux lets you sam­ple your cloth­ing before the big day, in the com­fort of your liv­ing room. See what we have to offer to make your union extra­or­di­nary.

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