Whilst the likes of Pinterest and Instagram make it look oh-so-easy, when it comes to making the decisions and styling your own wedding, it can be hard to know where to begin when there are so many options out there. Read on below for our top wedding styling tips to create the your modern luxury wedding!
The colours you choose really set the tone for your day. Establishing a colour scheme early on is so important to allow you to progress down the planning process – allowing you to find suitable bridesmaid dresses and accessories, narrow down your flower selection, finalise your stationery choices and choose suitable tableware.
When choosing a palette, try to choose a maximum of five or six colours that complement each other. Pops of colour work well as accents, especially in blank canvas venues or marquees which can appear very ‘white’ in photos. Balance out brighter colours with a selection of more muted neutrals.
When it comes to style, the world of wedding styling has come a long way in recent years. Forget the clichéd rustic tree logs, hessian bunting and chair covers – the latest wedding styling is all about geometric shapes, luxurious metallics and fresh, modern touches. When planning a modern wedding, it’s important to focus on the latest trends, but balance it out with timeless, elegant style to ensure your photos survive the seasons.
Thinking about the season is an easy way to kickstart your wedding styling inspiration, as it can really help to guide your choices of colours and textures, as well as props. Much of this will also be guided by the seasonality of flowers, with bright, colourful pinks, purples and oranges for a spring or summer wedding and dark reds and berry tones for an autumn or winter wedding.
Playing around with different materials and textures is an easy way to create more visual interest when styling your modern luxury wedding. Whether you choose to opt for luxurious table linens and runners, beautiful vellum stationery for understated luxury, or acrylic signage for a strong nod to the latest modern wedding trends, there are so many options available.
Your furniture choices for the day are so important to be in-keeping with the rest of your wedding style. Whether you opt for Chesterfield sofas for your timeless wedding styling, or modern acrylic dining chairs for a more contemporary wedding, there are a wealth of options now available for hire which can be tailored to tie into your chosen theme.
Choosing the right crockery, cutlery and glassware can make such a difference to your wedding styling. Play around with coloured glassware (we love a smoky grey glass or pops of deep pink or purple), gold cutlery, and elegant charger plates, to create a truly Pinterest-worthy tablescape. With your guests seated at the table for often several hours, these are the details that your guests will see up close and can make all the difference.
Whilst yes, big statement floral installations will always be showstoppers, the overall look and feel can be completely let down by poor attention to detail. Ensure your styling exudes luxury by keeping it consistent, and paying attention to even the smallest of details, as these are the true sign of quality.
8. Focus & Consistency
With so many beautiful styles of wedding available, it can be tricky to choose – especially with the often-long lead times for weddings meaning that trends can come and go before your big day even arrives. It’s important to choose the style that best reflects you as a couple and how you want your wedding day to feel, not just how it looks. To ensure consistency, and avoid any wobbles as your wedding day approaches, build a moodboard to give you focus and guidance. Sharing your moodboard with suppliers can help give them clarity on the look and feel you are after, and by referring back to it regularly it can ensure your styling decisions stay consistent.
If you need any help with planning or styling your wedding, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We can assist with building out your moodboards, sourcing your furniture and tableware, and ensuring it is set up to perfection on the day – allowing you to sit back and relax, knowing that it is all taken care of!