This entry is from our Expert Guest series where wedding and honeymoon professionals share their best tips on creating memories that last a lifetime.
Planning a wedding is a wonderful, stressful, and growing time, when you are asked to make decisions months in advance and cash out quite a bit. It can be a great experience if you know what you are doing, but if you have no experience planning events or even attending weddings, you can feel a bit lost at sea. So, to make sure you’re getting the best possible outcome, you need to stay on top of trends and happenings to get inspired and really create the wedding of your dreams. And if you don’t know where to start, here are a few suggestions
How To Capture The Latest Wedding Trends
The internet is full of wedding blogs, some written by professional wedding planners and some by enthusiastic individuals, but they all have something different to offer. Some will cover the latest trends, describe the best celebrity weddings and show you the best way to have a good time, while others will focus on getting you through the journey one step at a time, often giving you tips and tricks on how to lower the budget, DIY some of the things you’d otherwise pay for and even how to decrease your stress levels as your wedding day approaches. When you find a blog you love, make sure you subscribe to the newsletter if they have one, so that you’re constantly updated on all the newest trends of the wedding world.
Whether you follow them on social media or get the news from traditional TV and media, checking out current celebrity weddings is always a great way to stay on point, and here’s why: Not only do celebrities have the image and the courage to stand out and do something completely new and different, they also have the funds and the team to do that. Not every good idea ends up a great execution if you don’t have the right means, but celebs definitely do, and you can then figure out how to recreate parts of it for your own wedding, on a smaller budget.
Visit Conventions To See Wedding Trends In Action
Just like in any other industry, the big and small players in the game all gather together every now and again for a wedding convention, featuring all the newest trends they have on offer. During your wedding preparation, you should visit a wedding expo to really get a scope of everything that is out there. Not only will you see things like wedding dresses and cake decorating styles, but you will have a chance to talk to the biggest experts in the industry, hear their tips and really help yourself get into the hype of planning a wedding. Make sure you take a notebook to write down the things you like, take a lot of pictures and hold onto the fliers they give out.
We live in an age where some of the most well-known people on the planet are social media influencers – people who have started from very little and grew their empire into millions. And people like that don’t get to where they are because they fit in a mold. They go out of the box and do something new, and their weddings are often some of the most beautiful and fun weddings you will ever see. But the best part is, because of the nature of their job and their lifestyle, they will document everything and take you every step of the way along the ride to show you how they did it, so you can basically follow a wedding planning experience from start to finish before you even start your own.
If you are looking for some fresh and new ideas for the look of the bride, groom or the party, you’ll find no better place than the runway, where designers show off their creations for the very first time. It can be difficult to get tickets and actually attend the show because of the nature of the industry, but turn on the fashion channel and you’ll get nearly the same experience.
Planning a wedding can be complicated, but it can also be delightful and an experience you will remember fondly, so make sure you have all of the information and necessary help from others and then dive head-first and come out the other end with an amazing ceremony and a party everyone will remember.
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