As a wedding planner and stylist, the most important tool I use when planning a wedding is a style board! I create a custom style board for all my clients with the Full Planning Package. Clients can email me images from various sites and image searches. After discussing themes, colors, mood, formality, wish lists, dislikes, flowers, attire, menu, desserts, favors, signature cocktails, photo booths, decor, etc., I designed a style board bringing all the ideas/concepts together in a cohesive image. The first style board below was created during the early stages of planning, and the second board are photos of Angela & Marvin’s Wedding.
Another perk of a style board is communicating your vision to vendors. My friends at Bella Flowers were able to create the ceremony arbor and centerpieces exactly as my clients wanted with little guidance, other than their style board. The “petal drop” they installed on the arbor worked perfectly! Many thanks, Bella!
The grey linen and gold accents changed little from the planning stage to the actual wedding. We did decide to go with brighter pink flowers than originally planned. The bride knew she wanted something a bit “more” than the standard escort cards. She originally contemplated a large mirror, but went with adorable little boxes instead. The dessert/favor table with pink cake pops on a shimmering gold tablecloth translated beautifully from the planning stage.