It’s finally happened! You and your sweetheart have decided to tie the knot. Wedding planning can be the most fun or most stressful thing you can partake in and knowing where to begin is a little off-putting for some couples. Before you start shopping for anything start your wedding planning with a wedding vision board.
Do you prefer a physical poster board for planning big projects or perhaps a digital medium? If you prefer to have a physical medium, start with a poster board, corkboard, or print out a beautifully designed vision board from Etsy as your base. If you prefer digital wedding vision boards, hop onto one of these apps and start creating:
If starting from scratch on one of these digital platforms isn’t really your thing, consider looking into some premade templates to help you get started!
It’s easy to say that there are many sources of inspiration to help build your wedding vision board. Great sources of inspiration can include:
- Wedding Magazines
- Paint Swatches
- And More!
Anything and everything you see can help contribute to your wedding vision board. In case you see something on the fly at your local market, consider carrying a pencil case or folder with you or keep it in your car for easy access later on. If you’re struggling to find wedding magazines at the store, you can find these amazing magazines online: The Knot Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, Inside Weddings, or Equally Wed an LGBTQ+ Wedding Magazine. Additionally, be sure to check out more from the Wedgewood Weddings blog! If you have a particular venue in mind for your wedding day, you can find more trends, ideas, and inspiration from past weddings and more at WedgewoodWeddings.com/blog.
There is a lot to consider when putting together a wedding. Colors, table linens, and decorations are just the start of what to plan for on your wedding day. For your wedding vision board though, start simple and build from there with your wedding theme. Make your wedding theme a simple idea that will serve as the launch point and the overall vision of what you want your wedding day to be about. Here are some themes to use for inspiration:
- Garden Party
- Disney (Up!, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast are all popular choices)
Once you have your wedding theme in mind and written down, you’ll be shocked to see how easy it is to come up with the rest of your wedding details.
Once you’re on track with your board with your wedding theme, you can quickly narrow down your color choices for your wedding. If you chose a beach-themed wedding, teal, tan, and white are common color choices while a classic wedding might align more with a black, white, and champagne look. If you have an idea of one color, you’d like to be your base, we recommend using a color palette generator like Coolors.co to make it.
Various shades of green and pink made this fall wedding at Boulder Creek by Wedgewood Weddings in Boulder, Colorado.
We love this color palette generator because you can start with one color and build, upload an inspiration photo or website to pull colors from, or you can adjust the color generation method with a variety of choices (we recommend the analogous or complementary choices). From there you can find all of the details that you need to know about your color palette for when you’re ready to make your wedding website, invitations, and everything else.
Knowing what season, you want to marry in can dominate so much of your wedding planning, especially if you’re eager to have a destination wedding or specific theme. While a spring wedding may be most ideal in May in Colorado, you may opt for an earlier date such as February or March in Arizona for those springtime vibes. If you have your heart set on a beach wedding in California, summer may be more expensive for guests to join so a date after Labor Day might work better since children and families from out of state will be back home for school. A bit of research will go a long way here to find the right fit for your seasonal choice and will ultimately help you pick the right location to start searching for your wedding venue.
As you move along and keep adding to your board, additions such as attire, cake, florals, fabric, and decor inspiration should be added. Once you've picked your wedding venue, your wedding team will easily be able to help guide your choices and help you make your wedding vision board a reality.