“Incorporate your personal styles into your wedding vs. following wedding trends.” Wedding Tip Tuesday by Kayla Illies Photography, a Southern California based wedding, engagement, and elopement photographer.
Are you struggling to figure out what style to base your wedding day on? Are you getting caught up in following all of the current wedding trends, trying to fit into the “popular” crowd?! STOP!!!!
One thing that I see over and over and over again each year is newly engaged couples trying to plan their wedding exactly like the latest and greatest wedding trends (Ahem! For example: for the past two years EVERYONE and their cat and dog have been planning a “rustic” wedding. Why?! Because it’s the “in thing”)!!! My advice to you: Don’t do it. Take a step back, breathe, and remember that this is YOUR wedding day, not everyone else’s. Do you want your wedding to look like everyone else’s wedding or do you want it to be your own and to fit YOUR styles of what YOU love? It’s ok to not have a wedding that matches the current wedding day trends! It’s ok! Trust me! When you start planning your wedding (which is stressful and there’s a LOT of pressure, I understand.) remember that this day is to celebrate YOU and your FIANCE! Sit down and make up a list of everything that you both love. Work this into your wedding day theme. Personalize your wedding so it fits both of your personalities and let it shine through on your wedding day, that this is who you are together, these are the things you love, this is YOUR style. Make your wedding day your own and no one else’s. While it’s ok to look at other weddings for inspiration for your own dream wedding, don’t be a copycat (Because lets face it, being a copycat isn’t cool!). Take the elements that you both love from each inspiration piece and create it into something that is personal for both you and your fiancé for your own wedding. You will love how much more personal your wedding will be and so will your guests!
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