How to Create a Wedding Mood Board

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Create a wedding mood board to help you determine your overall aesthetic and decor for your big day. There’s a list of decisions you need to make, from the floral arrangements, color schemes, centerpieces to what you and your wedding party will wear. A wedding mood board can help you create a visual guide to your dream aesthetic for your big day.

5 Steps to Creating a Wedding Mood Board

Ready to start building your wedding mood board? Here are our 5 steps.

1. Choose a digital vs print wedding mood board. 

First, you’ll want to decide if you’re going to build your board virtually or in-person. You can enjoy the best of both worlds and start by collecting inspiration online and then build your mood board in person. Ultimately, you know whether you’ll personally find a digital or print mood board more helpful, so choose the version that suits your needs. 

2. Start collecting inspiration and pair it down later.

If you feel at a loss for your desired style and aesthetic, start by gathering all inspiration together in one place. You can use a Pinterest board, Google Drive, or whatever system you prefer to collect your photos. Once you have a solid amount of photos, you may start to see patterns in style, color, and theme. 

3. Determine your color palette early on.

Once you’ve collected a bunch of images and sources of inspiration, you’ll need to decide on a color palette. Usually, it’s easy to tell what you naturally gravitate toward just by looking at your image inspirations. Deciding on your color palette means you’re ready to choose your bridal party outfits, floral arrangements, and the overall aesthetic of your decor.

4. Think outside of the box with inspiration.

When you’re gathering your mood board inspiration, don’t limit yourself to wedding related images. Anything you see that might spark an idea, color palette, theme, or style, can be added to your mood board. With that in mind, consider getting inspired by art, nature, architecture, landscapes, and more.

5. Ensure everyone has the same vision.

Once you’ve determined your overall vision and style for your wedding, get input from your soon-to-be-spouse and any other important people whose opinions you may want to consider. Be sure everyone is on the same page! 

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