Hampshire & Dorset Wedding Magazine – Ask the Expert

Posted on January 14, 2012

Often couples (and sometimes their parents!) approach me with very different ideas about their wedding and it is my job, as a wedding planner and designer, to bring their ideas all together.  In the January/February issue of Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding magazine, I was asked about blending two different themes…

Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding Magazine

I was inclined to go for a ’60s-inspired celebration, but after having been to a friend’s 1920s vintage themed wedding, I’ve been inspired by the look and can’t make up my mind which style to go with.  How can we decide?

Sit down and work out exactly what it is that you like about each theme.  Maybe you would like to team a 60s wedding dress with vintage glass, antique books and blooms.  Cut out pictures from magazines and create a design board – this will help you see whether your ideas work together.  Then, looking at your budget and the time you have available to plan your wedding, make a list of ‘must have’ items.  Before you start sourcing individual items, make sure you have the big things, such as your reception venue and wedding dress, as they will influence the overall look of the day.  Consider hiring a village hall for your reception venue – this would fit your theme perfectly and leave you with plenty of scope to style it as you wish.  Once you have found your dress, you can then begin to source your ‘must have’ items.

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You can read this and other questions on page 69 in the January/February issue. If there is anything you would like to ask me, email it to suzanne@rsvpwedding.co.uk and I will post your questions with answers here on our blog.

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