Bridal Guide | Chapter 1: Developing Artistic Eye
Bridal Inspiration and Developing an Artistic Eye: Knowing what you want, where to look for inspiration, and creating mood boards.
As a bride-to-be, planning your wedding is an exciting yet overwhelming experience. There are countless details to consider, from the venue and decorations to the wedding dress and photography. One helpful tool to guide your vision for the big day is a bridal mood board.
The very first step in preparing for a wedding is figuring out the kind of wedding you want.
This may not always be easy, especially when you're presented with so many beautiful examples. You might be tempted to take the easy way out and replicate someone else's celebration, like buying a dress at a salon your friend recommends or choosing a restaurant where your sister had her wedding.
We advise taking your time to listen to yourself and not rushing into decisions, even if you have an exact picture in your head of how you want things to be. The wedding industry in US is constantly changing and today's celebrations are held in ways that were unimaginable 10 years ago. Therefore, we recommend exploring different possibilities, discovering different styles and formats, developing an art eye and finding your own version of the wedding.
Cultivate a Sense of an Art Eye
The quickest way to learn more about modern weddings is to browse through photos from real weddings. You can find inspiration, save one image after another, observe what resonates with you, and discover your direction or even create your own style. It's important to start with the right sources so you have access to truly modern and fashionable celebrations. The most convenient way to view real weddings is on our website, on photographers' and agencies' Instagram pages.
We also recommend following inspiring Instagram accounts with beautiful images of wedding dresses, shoes, cakes, decor, floristry, and anything with wedding aesthetics. This will help you develop a sense of watchfulness, and you'll enjoy scrolling through your feed.
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Save Images and Create Mood Boards
A mood board is a visual representation of the style and aesthetic you want to achieve for your wedding. It's a collection of images, colors, and textures that convey the atmosphere you're aiming for. Creating a well-organized and focused mood board can help you develop an artful eye for weddings, which can be invaluable when it comes to planning the perfect day.
To avoid confusion and to save time looking for the right inspiration, it's best to decide in advance where to store all the visuals you like. Choose one or two online platforms, for example, Instagram or Pinterest. Flagged posts can easily get lost, so we suggest creating separate galleries on narrow topics within your saved posts, like "Decor," "Invitations," "Dresses," and "Shoes," and saving your preferred posts to the relevant section.
Look at these PINTEREST boards
You could also create a separate account, which is private except to you and your friends, save and upload everything related to the wedding, and even run polls and livestream from the fitting room of the salon.
Pinterest is an excellent platform for creating boards on specific topics, and you can use a browser extension to save images from other sites. Pinterest offers numerous color palettes, wedding fine art photography, and visual tips for DIY enthusiasts. Milanote and WeHeartIT are also services that operate on the principle of boards.
Unlike Pinterest, Milanote allows you to upload not only images, but also links, text notes, and even to-do lists. The groom or planners can also leave online comments.
Google Drive is a popular cloud storage platform where you can store files in folders and access them from any device. You can store not only images and text, but also essential documents such as contracts with decorators, photographers, and other professionals.
Canva is not suitable for searching and storing images, but it can help you create a beautiful mood board.
Type "moodboard" or "mood board" in the search bar, and hundreds of templates will appear. You can upload your images and see how they fit together, display the color scheme, and more.
By following these tips and tricks, you can create a stunning bridal mood board that will guide your wedding planning and help you develop an artful eye for weddings.
With a clear vision, organized inspiration, and a focused mood board, you can bring your dream wedding to life.
Sincerely yours, Precious Pics