Your wedding day is supposed to be one of the most important days of your life – if not the most important of all – so on one hand, you might not think you exactly require much help to be ‘inspired’ for it.
In truth, though, the sheer enormity of our impending marriage can stop us in our tracks. So to ensure you don’t suffer from any procrastination or ‘creative block’ when you are organising your big day, here are some of the best ways to become inspired.
1. Browse Pinterest And Design Resources
There are all kinds of ‘inspiration boards’ for weddings on Pinterest that can provide a rich seam of visual inspiration for your own nuptials, covering wedding dresses, invitations, table decorations and everything in-between.
To get the most out of Pinterest, though, it’s best to actually join the site, as this will enable you to create your own boards to which you can pin posts from others, and on which you can reflect at any time you like.
There are an amazing array of free design resources available to wedding planning couples.
From free wedding website builders to free font download sites for DIY invites and other wedding stationery.
There are even smartphone apps such as Canva that help you create beautiful designs in lots of different styles.
2. Like Relevant Pages On Facebook
We suspect that you might be a member of Facebook already, but even if you are, you may not yet be making the most of its potential for wedding inspiration.
The best way to start is by ‘liking’ the pages on the platform of the various companies and service providers that most inspire you. Another great advantage of Facebook is that it’s a great epicentre for local talent, so you can use the site to get in touch with and buy from these people directly.
3. Sift Through Wedding Magazines
The Internet’s such a big, wide, open space that it can be understandable to feel overwhelmed by it all, and unsure as to where to start.
This is one reason why browsing good old-fashioned wedding magazines at the newsagents still makes so much sense – they just offer so much inspiration in one place.
One key advantage of browsing through and buying wedding magazines is that they give you a good idea of the most relevant wedding-related styles, trends and tips right now, rather than what may have been relevant a year or two ago. They’re also great sources of wedding photography ideas.
If you actually buy a few of these magazines, you’ve even got the option of ripping out certain pages, images and articles and assembling them in a scrapbook. This, combined with your Pinterest and Facebook pages, will help to give you a sense of what truly inspires you about weddings.
4. Read Wedding Blogs
It may seem like obvious advice, but wedding blogs, like Real Wedding are much like the online equivalent of the aforementioned magazines. Sure, you can’t physically rip out the pages of a blog, but they can provide invaluable planning tips and ideas, including from real brides and grooms who have previously gone through what you’re going through right now.
Keep an eye on the comment sections of the wedding blog posts you read, as there are often plenty of people sharing their thoughts on a certain wedding-related issue who have relevant real-life experience.
5. Start Dreaming About The Venue!
The setting in which you get married is such a key one for making your wedding memorable in all of the right ways. According to The Knot, it’s generally a good idea to book the venue for your wedding reception between nine months and a year – at least – before your intended wedding date.
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