12 Genius Ways to Find Your Wedding Style

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12 Guaranteed Ways to Find Your Wedding Style

Understanding how to find your wedding style is the essence of kicking off your wedding planning journey. Before nailing down a date or venue, knowing how to find your wedding style is crucial as it sets the tone for everything else. To guide you in this exciting exploration, here are the top 12 questions every couple should ask themselves. Are you leaning towards a classic fairytale setting or a modern, minimalist vibe? Do you envision an outdoor rustic charm or a glamorous ballroom affair? Consider the size of your celebration, your favorite colors, preferred ambiance, and overall desired atmosphere. By answering these questions, you’ll uncover the core of your dream wedding, providing a solid framework for a day that truly resonates with your unique style. Let’s embark on this journey together and find your wedding style that speaks to both of you.

Wondering exactly HOW important finding your wedding style is? Just check this out: The Importance of Wedding Style (You can come back.)

List Those Priorities

To find your wedding style you’re going to have to start by making one of those lists…you know the A and B list. Ask yourself, for our wedding, what are our Top THREE Priorities. This first step will help you along the way. Is it to visit with your most cherished loved ones? Perhaps a low-key, more intimate wedding day is ideal for you. Perhaps you want to live it up in the lap of luxury while having your every need attended to. You may want to think about a destination wedding at a resort or a lavish hotel. Or, maybe you’re young and spunky and you envision yourself shaking that booty all night long with 250 of your closest college pals. Sounds like more of a rock concert or club to me! 

Maybe your priority is getting as many romantic photos of the two of you together as possible is on your priority list. That’s going to help you decide how to plan out your budget and select the right atmosphere for those photos. Or, maybe you’re a weekend warrior for your favorite cause and you want to promote awareness at your wedding day. Having your guests full attention is a fantastic way to share what’s on your heart.

So, first step. List your Top THREE Wedding Day Priorities. 

Find Your Wedding Style - Wedding Planning Tips - Wedding Planners Erie Pa
Find Your Wedding Style - Wedding Planning Tips - Wedding Planners Erie Pa

The Venue

Picking the perfect wedding venue may actually be the key to help you find your wedding style. Because let’s be real, if you just picked the 3rd floor ballroom in an ultra-modern downtown building with views of the city, your wedding style is definitely not rustic. But depending on the room you may lean towards modern or vintage. If the room is fully updated with sleek design and wide open spaces a more modern wedding style fits better. But on the other hand what if it used to be an old factory with crumbling bricks still on the walls. A vintage wedding style with antique furniture and turn of the century cocktail like an Old Fashioned and a Cigar Bar may be in order. 

So, the right wedding venue may be the key to find your wedding style. In fact, it may help you choose every other aspect of your wedding day. Is there a venue you’ve seen photos of or maybe attended an event at that just screamed “I’M THE ONE” to you? Hopefully, it didn’t scream louder than your fiancee…(chuckle). 

What's Not So Important?

I knew a couple once who didn’t like cake. Literally hated cake. So cake went on the top of their “not so important” list. It was easy for them to then rearrange their wedding budget to focus on other things that were deal-breakers for them…like hiring a videographer. That was on their list of top 3 priorities. To find your wedding style you need to know what you want, and what you don’t want. 

If indoor plumbing and oh…..ceilings aren’t important to you, maybe a rustic outdoor wedding under a tent will suit you. If you’re wedding attire is at the bottom of the list, maybe you’ll go retro and find the cutest secondhand dress at the boutique and have a Vintage Style Wedding. Ooooo my team at Silver & Sage Studios shot a vintage themed wedding last summer with old suitcases turned into decor and it was TOOOOOO cute! The bride was very DIY and hand painted them to match her wedding color palette. 

So, find your wedding style by narrowing down your items with a Do NOT Want List. 

Find Your Wedding Style - Wedding Planning Tips - Wedding Planners Erie Pa
Find Your Wedding Style - Wedding Planning Tips - Wedding Planners Erie Pa

What Are Your Dreams?

Think about all the times you’ve day dreamed about this day. When you imagine your wedding day, are their any details, rituals, religious aspects, or other cultural or trendy elements you’ve ALWAYS wanted to include? Those things that took your breath away when day dreaming are just the things that can help you find your wedding style. 

Really, the sky is the limit on this. Maybe you’ve always envisioned your bridal party wearing a certain color. That can help you create your wedding palette. Perhaps you love food trucks! That may take your wedding planning in a totally different direction. 

Last year our team worked on a wedding with a very casual wedding style themed around the sporting events they shared a love of together. Sports brought them together and they continued the fun loving, easy going feel of gathering with friends to enjoy a sporting event by incorporating it into their wedding day. It had a very warm, cozy feel to their day. 

Let's Think About Your Guests

How do you want your guests to feel when they arrive at your wedding? To find your wedding style you should really ask that question toward the beginning of this process. Of course, we all want our guests to have a great time. That’s why we invited them! But maybe there are certain elements of your day that you want to stand out to your guests more than others. 

If you want your guests to be awe-inspired by their surroundings so they never forget, you may lean towards a more lavish wedding day. A grand ballroom like 32 West Eighth may really suit your day with it’s soaring ceilings. 

If you want your guests to feel more cozy maybe throw a winter wedding in a quaint country tavern with wooden walls and exposed beams. That rustic wedding style always feels like your settling in for a night at home. 

Find Your Wedding Style - Wedding Planning Tips - Wedding Planners Erie Pa

Here are some other questions that may help you decide:

What is your favorite meal to share together or what type of food? Or what type of dining experience if you want to expand that even more. 

What is the most stunning place you’ve been together or what is on your bucket list? Consider hosting a wedding based off your ideal vacation spot. 

What kinds of things do you do together? Your favorite activities can help you decide what type of reception to host. 

Think about your home. Why are you drawn to it? How have you decorated? What do you feel is your showpiece? 

How do you dress? What’s your favorite outfit? Do you dress to the nines when going out or are you more flannel and cowgirl boots?

Do you want a more casual wedding or a more traditional, formal wedding day? There is no wrong answer. 

And last, learn from experience. What did you love at your friends weddings? What did you hate? You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to. 


When you’re on the quest to find your wedding style there are some other things to keep in mind. First, keep it personal. This day is about celebrating YOUR love story, so fill it with personal touches. Pick details that matter to you, whether it’s the colors, meals you select, or wedding favors hand-crafted by your favorite local artisan. Adding personal touches will remind your guests of whose wedding it is and leave a lasting impression on them with the close connection you create. 

And lastly, make sure you’re on the look out for inspiration as you go about your daily life. Pinterest and Instagram are good sources for inspiration. If you’re getting married locally you can even find inspiration by checking out local photographers blogs from weddings they’ve shot at some of your favorite venues. Go ahead and visit your favorite haunts in town for inspiration as well. Maybe a local cocktail or culinary delight can inspire you to find your wedding style. The most important thing to remember is to have the wedding that YOU love because no matter how trends change, the feeling of sharing your love story with your family & friends will last forever. 

Lets' Start Planning

At Erie Wedding & Event Services, we understand that your special day is a reflection of your unique story. Our comprehensive planning, exceptional DJ services, gourmet catering, professional photography, cinematic videography, and entertaining photo booth rentals are tailored to bring your vision to life. By filling out our contact form, you’re taking the first step towards a seamless and memorable celebration. Entrust us with your dreams, and let our dedicated team craft an event that echoes your individuality, leaving you with nothing less than perfection. Begin your journey with us; let’s create moments that will resonate for a lifetime. Your story deserves the magic of Erie Services.

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