So, how do you go about achieving a look that is uniquely yours? Here’s your step-by-step guide.
1. Let’s Get Physical (or Digital)
Decide whether your vision board is digital or physical. There are benefits to both a handheld vision board and a digital inspiration board. Having a physical document to hang on your wall and edit as time passes by, is an excellent way of manifesting any vision, especially if you’re not typically a visual person. Owning a digital board facilitates sharing and effortless editing. Vision boards help to bring your thoughts and ideas to life and synchronise them in a way that makes cohesive sense to the look.
2. Infuse Your Persona into the Creative Process
Make a night of it with your partner, even if they don’t appear to be ‘into it’ or ‘aren’t creative’. Light some candles, play your favourite tunes, grab your choice of takeaway, and add a few beverages. When you personalise the space, you inadvertently personalise the board. Make it fun and light-hearted. Serious Sally has no place in the creative space.
3. Know Your ‘Three Things’
Xavier uses this question with all her couples and it often stumps them. What are three words that describe you as a couple? Write those on your vision board, to help the rest of the day materialise into something that truly mirrors you. As a couple, you may be fun, ridiculous, dramatic, sensitive, empathetic, dreamy, loving, effervescent, memorable, relatable, joyful, empowering, sweet, bold, cheeky, intellectual, honest, passionate… the list goes on. Add your ‘three words’ to your vision board. Once you’ve chosen them, you’re closer to achieving a better wedding, and, importantly, a better marriage.
4. Personalise and Customise
This is when things start to get personal. Take note of the colours that exist within your wardrobe already. Ensure that the colours you choose for your setting match your skin tone. Tell your wedding planner whether you will be getting a tan or changing the colour of your skin on the day, as this will impact the colour palette. As well, if you have any cultural preferences, let your floral designer know. At XNF, we also like to know whether you or your partner experience sensory overwhelm, as we can customise the colours and positioning of flowers to suit each of you.