How To: Bring Your Styling Vision to Life

Event stylist Becks Murray from Envy Events with tips for making your Pinterest board a reality.

    Event stylist Becks Murray from Envy Events with tips for making your Pinterest board a reality.  

    Create a clear brief
    It’s important that your suppliers are able to understand your vision. Write down how you want your day to look and feel, using the five senses for guidance and inspiration. To ensure there are no misunderstandings regarding the visual aspect of your day, pull together some images that showcase the colours and styles you love.

    Don’t underestimate the power of candles
    Sometimes the most obvious decorations are the most effective: whether you opt for just a few or a great many, flickering candle flame never fails to create romantic ambience.     

    Make it personal
    Adding unique touches to your wedding day makes it all the more memorable for your guests. Try placing photos of the two of you around the reception, name each reception table after favourite holiday destinations or significant locations in your love story (think the place you first met or the location of your first date) or serve signature his and hers cocktails.

    Trust your suppliers
    Once you’ve provided them with imagery and clear descriptions of what you want, sit back and let your suppliers do what they’re best at. Be open to guidance and suggestions, and be sure to let them know of anything you’re particularly averse to: vendors such as stylists and florists will often improvise – most often, the results are for the best but if there’s a flower you can’t stand, for example, be sure to make your feelings clear well in advance.

    Prioritise your budget
    Most of us don’t have an unlimited cash supply, so it’s important to decide which big day components are most important to you. A planner or stylist will help you make the most out of your dollar, suggesting cost-effective alternatives for areas you are trying to save on.

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