Determining Your Wedding Style

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Right after you say “I do” and you have set a date for the wedding you must decide the style of the wedding theme. This decision will affect every aspect of your wedding and reception. Determining your personal style is very much dependant on your personal tastes and your creativity.

Once you tell family and friends that you are getting married many will have opinions about what sort of wedding you need to have. From the wild and far out to the very traditional are likely to be the opinions of family and friends. While you need to consider what others say, this is your wedding and needs to convey your personal style. You need to determine the layout of the wedding, the colors, and the other details and they need to be what you want.

The wedding location will probably be one of the first major decisions that you need to make. And depending on your personal style you may decide to use a more traditional location like a church or you may want something more casual like a garden setting. Obviously if you choose an outdoor location then things such as time of year and weather will play a big part in determining your wedding location. Do not automatically assume that you have to keep a stuffy formal feeling with a church. With a little creativity you can turn a church setting into a very casual setting.

As I said earlier you need to put on a wedding that best fits your personal style. However that does not mean that if you are normally a very conservative person that you cannot put on an event that is fun and frilly. It might be more correct to say that it should reflect the ideal you. The person you really deep down want to be. Whatever sort of style you adopt it should be memorable for both you and your guests.

Keep in mind that once you decide the style of wedding it still needs to be within the budget you set up. You still have practical things like planning and details to consider. I will give you five styles that I personally like and may help you shape the style of wedding you want. You will find the following styles of weddings run the gamut of wedding budgets.

* Garden style-this obviously would be a great choice if you want a spring or summer wedding. Not very practical for the cold weather months. It is a good style because it is very versatile. You can choose from a large botanical garden which may have a pricey rental fee to using your own personal backyard. If you want a open and casual style this is easily accomplished with a ceremony that features a large arch decorated with flowers and tables arranged outside or in tents. This possibilities are endless with this style.

* Of course probably the most enduring of wedding styles is the classic style. A church decorated with gorgeous pew bows and beautiful flower arrangements that run up and down the altar. This is followed by a reception lit up with your colors shown in the many decorations you choose.

* Beach style-is still a very contemporary theme that has not faded in popularity with time. You are not limited to actually having a beach wedding by the ocean. Any outdoor area with some space can be decorated to give it that beach feel.

* Perhaps you are one of those that wants to be married in an unusual place. Some of these are legendary and will sometimes even be featured on the evening news. Inside a McDonalds, on the side of cliff, just about anywhere where two people can fit can be used as a wedding location.

* Exotic style- For those with an imagination and a pocketbook to go with it. The Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal, anywhere that you ever dreamed of would qualify as being in the exotic style mode.

No matter what you finally decide make sure it is the style you want. Do not let others decide what style your wedding needs to be. It is your day so be sure it reflects who you are.

Kelly Williams is a wedding author and also sells wedding dresses. Check out her site and learn how to find a cheap wedding dress


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