It can be tricky to design a wedding! You’ll want to find a balance between a unique design and a look that represents you and your fiancé as a couple. I try to find inspiration in unassuming places. Keep your eyes open for interesting patterns and colour combinations you may not have used before. You may even come across an interesting object like a jewellery box, a beautiful iPhone case, or an article of clothing. You could use an item like this as inspiration for wedding design. Once you find the inspiration you need, let it guide you in making design choices throughout the planning process. When you meet with your vendors, make sure to bring along your inspiration piece to help narrow down what you’re looking for. A pretty pattern or colour palette might inspire your florist or cake decorator, so it’s important to give as much visual guidance as possible in those meetings. You may want to take it one step further and create a physical inspiration board with magazine clippings, fabrics, and colour swatches, or dedicate an online Pinterest board to things that inspire you. It’ll be incredibly helpful to you if you start out the planning process with a strong vision and complete design in mind. I’m including pictures of items that have inspired me lately – hopefully they inspire you too!