Inspiration for the 2018 Bride

Inspiration for the 2018 Bride


Getting married can be a defining moment in your life, so the desire to make it as perfect as possible can put a lot of pressure on you as the bride. On the other hand, planning the wedding of your dreams can be one of the most exciting things you do as it’s a chance to make your dreams a reality. However, during the process, there can be so many things to choose from and endless decisions to make from what dress to choose to what the color scheme of the day will be. However, this article aims to give you a little wedding inspiration if you happen to be planning a wedding.

Choose an Elegant Venue
At the beginning stages of planning a wedding, one of the first things you’re likely to think about is the venue you’re going to use. There are so many choices to make in terms of whether you want an outdoor or indoor wedding, whether you’ll use a church or hall, as well as the style of the building that you want the ceremony to hold in. You’ve also got to decide whether you want the ceremony and reception in different places, or within the same vicinity. No matter what you decide, one of the keys to a classic wedding is to choose an elegant venue. If you want country estate elegance and sophistication, then consider something like The Ashford Estate. If you want something that’s modern and trending on the other hand, then perhaps think about a building with a classic mid-century design or modern, architectural, and clean design as that seems to be trending nowadays. Overall, the venue you choose should generally have a nice ambiance, neat finish, and embody elements of your dream wedding.

Get the Right Dress
Although there are very few rules regarding what you should wear on your wedding day, there’s no harm in looking to bridal trends for a little inspiration. On that note, for 2018 some wedding dress trends to consider include arm warmers, cascading shoulder bows, high-low hemlines, next-generation butt-bows, and Watteau backs. The idea should be to wear something that fits your body type and makes you feel both comfortable as well as beautiful. Some general tips on picking a fashionable dress that’s perfect for you include setting a budget, starting early, focusing on fit as opposed to size, and making the most of each fitting so that you make the adjustments needed to make your dress as close to perfect as possible. For most brides, the dress is one of the most important aspects of their wedding day so getting something you’re proud of is key.

Go for Classy Décor
Another key aspect of your wedding to think about is the décor you choose to go for. Your venue decorations can either make your wedding look exquisite or budget. Some of the latest wedding décor trends for 2018 that may inspire you to include using potted plants wrapped in silk fabrics to hide the pot as aisle décor, textured linens, decorating the tables with colored candles, and coming up with unique and creative place cards. In addition to this, why not explore the idea of using moody colorful florals on the table. Apparently, another trend is to use
darker, detailed, and textured florals. Other decor ideas to consider may include neon signs, cosmic inspiration, woodland wedding themes, geometric shapes, velvet details and mid- century modern décor. Think about the vision you have for your wedding in your head and try your best to bring it to life via the décor.

Try Smaller Wedding Parties
You may or may not have noticed, but wedding parties seem to be reducing in size these days. For this reason, perhaps consider going for a smaller bridal party in order to give your wedding more of an intimate and personal feel. If you naturally happen to have several people you want to choose for your bridal party, there’s no harm in using as many as you want. You can also try experimenting with bridesmaid’s dresses and do something out of the norm like letting them choose the same dress in different colors or slightly different styles.

Consider a Destination Wedding
If you want to do something exotic or out of the box, perhaps think about a destination wedding instead of having it in your hometown. To make the experience as unique as possible, you could embrace the local culture at the destination you choose as opposed to isolating yourself from or ignoring it. If you do decide to go for a destination wedding, you may need to bring floral fixations, fabric slipcovers and runners, seating cards, a photobooth backdrop and favor boxes depending on if you want to decorate the venue or not.

Pull Your Hair Back
After your dress and accessories, if you choose to wear any, the next thing you’re likely to think about is your hair. Between wearing it up, down, or somewhere in between, you may be stuck on which look to choose. If you’re more of a person to play it safe, you may want to stick with what you know looks good on you. However, for 2018 some wedding hairstyles trending include tying a slim satin or velvet bow on a pulled back ponytail, two thinly plaited braids, and a low bun, a plaited bun, or a low ponytail. If you decide you’d rather stick with an updo, you can do a classic ballerina bun or an updo with a few bits of hair left loose. Whatever you do, the attention should be on your stunning face, so you should probably choose a style that enables people to focus on your best features. Also, don’t forget to find some chic hair accessories as it can help transform both your hair and your overall look.
Planning a wedding can be one of the most hectic things you do. However, when you look back, you want to know it was what you wanted, and you’re satisfied with all of the decisions you made. The hope is that when you see the finished product of all your hard work that it will end up being one of the best days of your life.