While I’m still away this week I asked one of my good friends, Lauren, of Every Last Detail to stop by. If you haven’t visited her blog before, go now! She’s got some of the most detail filled weddings around and always shares the best advice and tips!
I am so excited to be here on Glamour & Grace today! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Lauren Grove, and I am the editor and owner (and everything else in between) of Every Last Detail. While you can find real weddings and inspiration on ELD, you will also find wedding planning tips advice- mostly because I had no clue about weddings when I was planning my own wedding! Megan and I are great friends, and I was so honored that she asked me to guest post while she was away. I’ve decided to share a little bit of advice with you all today, along the lines of staying true to YOU and your style!
We all know that Glamour & Grace is chock FULL of inspiration for the modern vintage bride. But what happens when you start to wonder if what you’re planning is “modern vintage” enough? Or what if people around you start questioning the modern vintage elements that you’re planning? What if your vendors think that modern and vintage don’t go together… or even worse, are trying to tell you that anything vintage is “dead”?! (Ah, now that is a whole other post!) Some of this just might happen to you throughout your wedding planning, so here are a few ways to stay true to YOUR modern vintage style when planning your wedding!
1. Remember it’s YOUR wedding! Not your friends’, not your parents’, not your vendors’- YOURS. If you’re planning a modern vintage wedding, chances are good that the modern vintage style is evident in your home and everyday style. And your wedding should be nothing less than a reflection of your own style!
2. Keep your inspiration at the forefront. A good way to stay true to what you want and not get deterred by others is to keep your inspiration at the forefront. Make an inspiration board. Save it as your desktop photo, pin it to your bulletin board, or put it on your fridge. Keep your inspiration in front of you so you can fall in love with what you’re planning for your wedding over and over again. :)
3. Define your reasons. Yeah, it sounds a little odd, but I’m betting that you have a reason for why you want to use those mason jars or that specific type of lace. Maybe it’s a nod to your late grandmother, or maybe it just makes you happy. Whatever the reason, I’m sure it’s there- and it’s why you’re using modern vintage elements in your wedding!
I know these all sound like simple things, but trust me… they can all be so easily forgotten in all of the chaos of wedding planning! Have any of you experienced any of this yet? Or have you been super successful in staying true to your style so far? I would love to know about your experiences!