As wedding design enthusiasts (who doesn’t love a party all about love?), we’ve put together a list of the top 5 wedding design mistakes that you absolutely must avoid. Because knowing what not to do is just as important as knowing what to do!
Steer clear of these design disasters, and your wedding will be smooth sailing.
1. Poor Lighting
In the design world, lighting is everything, and weddings are no exception. If your event is poorly lit, it can kill the vibe faster than you can say “I do.” But since getting the lighting just right can be a tricky task, we recommend outsourcing the main lighting to experienced technicians who know what they’re doing.
When it comes to decorative lighting, however, do your thing! Get creative with fairy lights, par cans, and candles to add layers of warm, flattering light to the space. With the right lighting, your wedding will be picture-perfect.
2. Not Choosing a Color Palette
We totally understand it’s your big day, and you might want to make a statement with bold, beautiful colors! But using every color in the rainbow is a recipe for design disaster. Trust us, choosing a color palette beforehand will make everything so much more cohesive.
Consider the season, location, and mood you want to convey, and play around with complementary colors. Whether you go for neutrals or bold hues, make sure your color palette speaks to you. With a thoughtful color scheme, your wedding will be a visual masterpiece that you and your guests will never forget.
3. DIY Disasters
We adore DIYS. However, challenging yourself to DIY your entire wedding will be a total mistake. Not only can it end up costing just as much as purchasing the items, but you’ll also end up missing out on important pre-wedding tasks like finalizing the guest list and enjoying some much-needed relaxation time.
Plus, while Pinterest may make it look easy, not all DIY projects turn out looking as professional as you’d like. Don’t get us wrong, there are certain things that are perfect for DIY-ing, but some things are best left to the professionals. When in doubt, consult with a planner or designer to figure out which projects are worth tackling on your own.
4. Overcrowding the Space
You’re excited, it’s your wedding, and you want every inch of your wedding venue to be adorned with beautiful decorations. But here’s the thing: overcrowding your space is a major no-no. To ensure that your guests have enough room to move about freely, choose your decor wisely and make sure there’s enough space between pieces. Walkways, seating areas, and dance floors should be clear of any decorations that might be disruptive. Consider the size of the venue and the number of guests to make sure that you create a beautiful space without overcrowding it. With a little bit of planning, you can strike the perfect balance between stunning decor and plenty of space for your guests to enjoy.
5. Not Making it Yours
While Pinterest and wedding blogs can be great sources of inspiration, it’s easy to fall into the trap of creating a cookie-cutter wedding that lacks personal touches. Remember, your wedding is all about you and your partner, so it’s important to infuse elements that reflect your unique personalities and relationship.
By all means, go for the glitz and the fun decorative pieces, but don’t forget to add personal touches that make your wedding truly one-of-a-kind. We can recommend creating a photo wall that showcases fun memories you’ve shared as a couple or artwork that details your love story. Ultimately, you want to throw an epic party, but the party needs to be a reflection of who you are as a couple.
So there you have it! By avoiding these common wedding design mistakes, you can ensure that your special day is everything you’ve dreamed of. Whether you’re planning a wedding, dreaming of one, or just love wedding design, keep these tips in mind to create a beautiful and cohesive event.
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