Planning a wedding can feel like a full-time job. Finding the right style for your wedding that matches your tastes (and fits your budget) is one of the hardest jobs of all! While we try to give as much help as possible to couples who get married at Stancliffe Hall, sometimes you need to turn to the advice of styling professionals.
That’s where people like Fox & Barker come in. Wedding styling dream team Jane and Laura specialise in helping couples realise their dreams of one-of-a-kind weddings – we asked them for some tips, trends, and tricks to use when considering your wedding’s style.
1 – Don’t Forget The Little Things
When we picture weddings, we picture the big showpiece parts – the cake, the dress and the first dance for example. While these bits are undeniably important and will be what your guests go away talking about, it’s important that you don’t get so swept up in headline parts of the day that you forget about the little elements holding it all together.
While getting the perfect breakfast menu is undoubtedly important, you also have to make sure that you have name places and signage so people know where to sit. Though of course the bride needs the perfect pair of shoes to where down the aisle, does she also need some comfy trainers to slip into when the disco starts? Beyond the practicalities, little touches such as confetti to throw (why not make it biodegradable?) can add an extra bit of magic to the day.
2 - Consider Your Budget And Factor In Must-Haves And Maybes
Though your wedding is your dream day – and stylists such as Fox & Barker will do everything they can to make this dream a reality – it’s also important to be realistic.
One of the first things you need to do when planning a wedding is set a budget – from there you can go about deciding what needs to be at the wedding and where some compromises can be made.
Jane from Fox & Barker said: “We have a wish list of everything you can imagine the happy couple might want, these are broken down into must haves to maybes and then dreams depending on the budget. We then go through this with every couple to make sure nothing is forgotten.”
3 – Think About Hiring A Professional
We mentioned at the start of this article that planning a wedding can feel like a full-time job – well for many people it IS a full-time job!
The wedding industry is full of professionals whose entire working lives are built around helping couples create the day of their dreams.
According to Jane, personality is the most important factor when choosing a wedding stylist. You’ll be working incredibly closely with a stylist in the runup to your wedding, so it’s important that the fit is right.
This is especially important when stress levels rise as the big day gets closer – having the right professional helping you out can be the difference between a smooth planning experience and a full-blown meltdown!
We hope these tips come in handy when thinking about styling your wedding. If you’d like to find out more about Fox & Barker – you can follow them on Instagram here, visit their website, or catch them at our next Open Evening!