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How to choose and create a style for your wedding? by Top Wedding Stylist in France

The styling of your wedding is an important part of the planning, regardless of whether you’ve got lots of inspiration or none. As a planner, I work on the styling once I’ve already booked all the key suppliers and have a good idea of the itinerary of the day.

Some couples have lots of inspiration, and some are not so sure how to tackle this area. It’s a big part of the wedding planning and requires a lot of little details. There are different ways to approach this. In this article, I’m going to share some of my experience and tips on how to choose and create a style for your wedding.

The overall style

The most important point is to create a harmonious style that goes with your venue and the kind of day you are planning. The type of your venue will be a good starting point for how the day will look like. If you’re getting married in a farmhouse, you’re more likely to have rustic or vintage decorations, whereas if you have booked a chateau, the style will be a bit more “fine art”.

You may have browsed on pinterest and already started a mood board on the things that you like. If you don’t know where to start, there are some questions that can help you to find your starting point to then build around it:

  • Have you seen a bouquet that you love?

  • What kind of flowers do you like?

  • Are there some colors/tones you particularly like?

  • Do you love candles and want to build around this?

  • How can the season influence my decorations?

Once you have defined a starting point, you can build around it. For example, the flowers from your bouquet can help you define the flowers for your entire day. You can then complement them with a few touches.

Or if you just love candles and have them everywhere in your own home, create a look based on this with candles and fairy lights everywhere to give the intimate feel you love.

Once you have got your main ideas, browse and gather lots of ideas for the entire day. Always keep the overall scenery in mind, it’s important to think about the overall experience when planning, and how each element will fit into the area.

The areas to plan for

With your mood board(s) for the day, you can then work on each area of the day. Select a handful of images for each part, otherwise you or your florist/decorator will be overwhelmed.

  • The welcome area would normally have a welcome board, a card box, your guest book and some flowers on the buffet. No need to go overboard on this, simplicity is good as your guests will only spend a short time in this area.

  • The ceremony: you’ll need to decorate your arch and the aisle, as well as a table to sign your marriage certificate. Talk to your florist about your arch to see the various things she/he can offer. Think about the overall scenery here to position your arch. Your photographer can give you some advice.