making a design outline

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

I think the most challenging thing about designing a wedding is feeling overwhelmed by ideas and projects you want to accomplish. A good way to tackle design is to think about your event in three parts (or four if you’re moving from the dining tent/dining room to a separate area for dancing & dessert following dinner). The three parts are, ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.

Because I live by lists, I put one together outlining of all of the places your design can come to life – of course every event is different and you may need to modify the list to suit your event.

You’ll want some repetitive elements throughout the three parts of your event to create some cohesiveness, but each does not have to look exactly like the others. This event featured on Snippet and Ink is a good example. Part one (the ceremony & cocktail hour) and part two (the reception).


4 Responses to “making a design outline”
  1. From one list maker to another; this one is great! Great breakdown and great tip on the repetitive elements for brides-to-be.

  2. LAG says:

    Super helpful! Thx!

  3. Emily says:

    This is fantastic. I have been making those tissue poms for years now and just featured them in my wedding! Also, that dress is amazing!

  4. [...] two images represent important words.  The one on the left is a list I used to kick-start my thinking about the wedding and all the decor to think through.  [...]

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