So you’re looking for wedding inspiration- as just about everyone who reads blogs is doing. And about 90% of what you see is vintage in some shape or form. We all love the vintage weddings that are outside next to a lake that have awesome DIY details. They’re fun and pretty. But you just don’t think it’s right for you- and remember, not everyone can have a wedding like that. And- honestly- I really do love them, but I’m getting kind of sick of them.
Whether it’s the weather (Being in Florida, outdoor weddings RARELY happen here), venue availability (if you’re in a major city, are your guests really going to want to travel 2 hours to that farm?), or money (Don’t let them fool you- they’re not always cheap weddings), there are lots of reasons why not everyone can have an outdoor vintage DIY wedding. But remember this- your wedding can still be awesome if it’s not JUST like the majority of weddings that are floating around the internet and in magazines. Because it’s YOUR wedding.
Here’s what I propose: strive to have your wedding NOT be like the majority of weddings that are out there.
Think about what makes YOU tick, not what blogs and magazines say is cool. Nothing is “out of style” when it comes to your wedding. Just take time to gather your inspiration and figure out what you REALLY like. Go through everything saved in your inspiration folder every now and then weed out the things that are cool, but just aren’t YOU. Your only concern when designing your wedding should be making sure your wedding is YOU. Oh, and that you have awesome details so your photographer (or you) can submit it to ELD! ;)
Editor’s edit: I just want you all to know that this post is not meant to diss vintage in any way, shape, or form. I myself am obsessed with vintage! And I totally know that vintage aspects can be special to brides for different reasons, and often times that’s why they’re used. However, sometimes some brides need a little encouragement that it’s okay to not do what lots of other people are doing. Because honestly, I myself would have been that bride (if I was planning my wedding with all of the great inspiration that is out there now). And so with that said, this post was written to support and encourage brides to be themselves when designing their wedding- whether it’s classic, modern, vintage, or anything else! :)