Websites For Inspiration When I Am Planning A Wedding

It often happens for a creative individual, including me that the flow of ideas just seems to face a halt and block your imagination. This is a low time for me as I feel devoid of any inspiration for new ideas or concepts in order to plan a perfectly unique wedding. Read How I Use Decoration To Bring Out The Wedding Mood.

To combat this situation of creative block, I like to surf various websites to gain inspiration and ideas for my next project.

Rings on Wedding Cupcake


Some Websites To Know

Following is a list of websites that have helped me get through this block.

  • Bridal Bliss

    Featured in the Oregon Bride Magazine as the best wedding planning organization for the last 10 years, the Bridal Bliss wedding planning website displays a gallery comprising of a variety of exquisitely designed themes specifically aimed at planning a memorable and stylish event.

  • No Worries

    Specializing in wedding planning and corporate event planning, the No Worries organization is based out of Los Angeles. With a gallery full of the company’s recent ventures, you can get ideas for developing an original unique concept for planning your own event. There is a section of aspiring wedding planners on the website which I personally love to read as it gives me an insight into the thinking of one of the best planners in the business.

  • Sara Renee Events

    Having received the Couples’ Choice Award of the Wedding Wire magazine for 5 consecutive years, the event planning firm is committed to enhancing the wedding experience by incorporating unique and innovative ideas in their planning process. If you want to bring in an innovative touch to your next project, I highly recommend checking out this website for unconventionally unique concepts.

  • The Event Production

    The award-winning Event Production team, specializing in managing corporate, wedding, and social events, believe in transcending the traditional aesthetics and going on about their business keeping in mind the phrase “no event is created equal”. The gallery capturing the firm’s ventures, available on the website, will provide you with a detailed insight into the aspects that constitute the perfectly planned events.

  • Chappelow Events

    Another website that I like to visit from time to time is the Chappelow Events website. Being an exquisite award-winning event management firm, it believes in blending the traditional concept with newer unique and innovative concepts. The blog which is available on the web page displays the firm’s recent ventures and provides you with information about the minutest of details involved in planning the event.

  • RVL Event Design AndPlanning

    The RVL Event Design and Planning website is one of my favorite websites to visit for inspiration. According to me, the events planned by the firm are a work of art and truly defy the conventional methods of event planning. I highly recommend checking out their exquisite work that is available on their webpage.

Final Word

Wedding Bouquet

Wedding Bouquet

Creativity is born from inspiration, and without the right direction, finding inspiration can seem like an impossible task. All these websites have one or the other factor about them that just triggers the creative nerve in your mind to formulate new and innovative concepts for your project.

Groom and Bride

How I Use Decoration To Bring Out The Wedding Mood

As a professional wedding decorator, I love to have the wedding decorations set the mood. A wedding is an important event in the life of boththe bride as well as the bridegroom and often their loved ones too. The excited chatter, the busy preparations, and a pleasant anticipation that can so often be observed at any wedding are always best accompanied by glimmering decorations that match that mood and perhaps enhance the brightness of the occasion. Every piece of decoration speaks of the happy celebration in the air.

Decoration Ideas

Mr. & Mrs.

Mr. & Mrs.

The kind of decorations and the extent of detail may often depend on the budget one has for the wedding ceremony. However, when creativity pours out, then even low-budget ceremonies can look simply grand. Moreover, there is a whole host of DIY wedding ideas that people can try out. Read My Secret To Organizing A Budget Wedding.


Decoration ideas may be tried out with a variety of elements such as wedding cakes, bouquets, lamps and lighting, arrangements of food stalls, ribbons, linen, carpets and so much more. The decorative elements range from beads of varied kinds to exquisite lighting and flower arrangements that bring alive the moments.

Decoration Themes

Outdoor Wedding

Outdoor Wedding

Having a theme that underlies the entire decorative scheme has become very popular in recent times. From the wedding invitation to the event setting and decor, all fall in the same theme. There is a great deal of wedding theme ideas available such as peacock theme, beach theme, country theme and much more. Nowadays, there have been instances of fandom themes as well which have inspired some great wedding photo shoots.

Color Schemes

There is another trend that involves introducing a color scheme to the decorations. Be it the table linen, the chair covers, or the sashes, a great color scheme will certainly bring out a well-planned look to the whole setting.

Wedding Table

The wedding or the dining tables often hold the focus of the guests in any wedding. Be it the linen or the centerpiece, everything has to be thought about in order to get the perfect outcome. Confetti is generally considered to be a good addition.

Wedding Cake

Special Wedding Cake

Special Wedding Cake

There is not much that needs to be told regarding wedding cakes as most of us are already aware of the multitude of varieties and creative decorations with which cakes can be ordered. It is best for cake decorations to go along with the theme or color scheme, if any.

Wedding Flowers

There a thousand different ways in which flowers can become part of the wedding decorations. Be it the bouquet that the bride carries or the flowers that adorn the tables and the sides, one definitely requires an eye for detail when it comes to planning out the floral aspects, keeping the many factors such as size, shape, color, and number of flowers etc. in mind.


Perhaps the most impactful part of the whole decoration process, the lighting can be the key to setting the right mood. The look and visual appeal of all the other decorations depend on how the place is lighted. It affects everything from the mood of the gathering to the photographs that are clicked. Not only this, the decorative lights also play a great role in the visual appeal created.


Joyous Couple

Joyous Couple

I believe wedding decoration is an art, but at the same, it is very much a science. So as the floodgates of creativity and innovation open, they merge with planning and rationality to produce some of the most amazing decorated wedding sets that would sure set anyone’s mood and bring alive the celebrations that would be forever cherished.

My Idea Of Choosing The Perfect Wedding Gown

It is every girl’s dream to dress up beautifully for her wedding. I am no different and would like to make sure everything is as close to perfect as it can be. One of the most important and crucial phases is the dressing up part. Even crucial is the process of selecting my wedding gown.

The Shopping

Wedding Dresses

Wedding Dresses

Shopping for my gown would be tiring and stressful. I would have suddenly entered a space where I have little to no experience. This unfamiliar ground would be swamped with different designs, styles, materials and I would have absolutely no idea where to begin. And of course, with the high emotions at stake, I would want to make sure I do it right.

I think the best way to select a gown best suited for me would be to go backward in my thought process. The venue would already have been decided by the time I go shopping. Depending on that I can adjust my budget requirements. If it is going to be a wedding that would be attended by close family and friends, it would be a waste to spend lakhs on it. Important as the dress maybe, I do not want to overspend on it.

The Design

Lace Wedding Dress

Lace Wedding Dress

Over the past years, there have been a lot of changes in the way designers do bridal gowns. Scores and scores of designs have emerged by both experienced designers and freelancers. One thing I am sure of it that I do not want to put my wedding gown in the hands of a freelancer. Freelancers are quick to design ready-made dresses but are often inexperienced when it comes to customizing wedding gowns. So, experienced designers, it is.

I will have to search through the designer’s collections and decide if their style would work on me. Better yet, I’ll take my mother’s and best friend’s advice on which style to go for. I have already made them write notes as I went on and on about my wishes and desires to my wedding. Now, all I need to do is find the ones that satisfy my requirements.

The Shortlisting

After researching about various designs and styles, I shall shortlist a few so that one or the other might just click. While doing that, however, I’ll make sure to try out every kind of fabric so that I’ll know which kind will gel with me.

I want to know how they feel as I move, dance and jump and if they accent my body shape.  I’ll also feel confident about where I am putting my money.

These designs make me feel special by just seeing them. The way their graceful layers fall towards the ground, the snow-white material and the tiny mirrors that light it up. They do not have the gaudy feel that most of the gowns I have seen in real life do.

The Appointment

I will schedule my appointment with the designer well in advance so that I shall be mentally prepared for the interaction. I know there will be assessment, trials, and retrials until one is selected to be the best suited.

I have cleared my whole day for this particular purpose and would want the gown to emphasize my natural body shape while at the same time look simple and elegant.

The Selection

The Bride

The Bride

Finally, once I have selected the one I think would suit me beautifully, I wouldn’t want to go back and forth on my decision. Also, once I have decided the gown, I will no longer try more pieces as they will only prolong the selection process and make me doubt myself.

Though all of this would happen five to six months in advance because that is when I would have to order the dress, I wouldn’t want to get to the fitting phase well until the wedding is a week or so away. They say a bride loses weight during the time of her wedding.

I wouldn’t want to get it fitted well in advance only to change the fittings once again at the time of the wedding. Resizing it a week ahead should work.

Trusting my decision, I would declare myself prepared for the best day of my life.