You’ve just gotten engaged. Congratulations! Where’s the first place you look for ideas as you start to plan? Chances are, the answer is Pinterest. (Chances are even better that you’ve already had a secret wedding Pinterest board for at least a month or two in anticipation, but we won’t tell!)
Pinterest is a fantastic resource for style and design inspiration, but sometimes Pinterest offers so many great ideas that it drowns out your own authentic voice. Here are a few tips for how to craft a wedding that’s uniquely your own.
Before you dive into the nitty gritty details, decide what’s important to you. Once you clarify your own priorities and values, it will become easier to sift through others’ ideas to figure out what really works for you.
Incorporate your family and friends’ gifts and talents into your wedding. While we don’t recommend involving family in some major wedding tasks, like catering (unless your Aunt Debbie is a professional caterer!), you can involve your loved ones in creative details that will help your wedding stand out. Maybe your crafty cousin can design your guest book, or your artistic friend can create some unique wedding signage.
Feature local flavor and tradition. For instance, in Lancaster and York County, you could seek out the plethora of local craftsmen to provide some authentic rustic decor. Try Lancaster Central Market to find a vendor to provide unique, local wedding favors.