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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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