If you are reading this, I am hoping it is because you are lucky enough to be in the swing of planning your wedding. In which case you have met your lifelong partner who has fallen head over heels in love with you. They fell in love with your personality didn’t they? So you know you must have something special to work with!
In today’s wedding industry we are constantly bombarded with trends, messages ideas and more, it can all be a little overwhelming. But it is your wedding so don’t bow down to peer pressure, and the latest fad, instead make your wedding about you and it will be unique, personal and to your tastes.
As you begin to put together your wedding style, start by finding things you love, create a mood board or scrapbook or cuttings box and use that as inspiration.
When choosing your outfit and accessories your personality really counts. You wouldn’t let yourself wear something you don’t like or that wouldn’t match how you behave, would you? But do be aware that buying things that suit your personality doesn’t always mean instant style or that you will look great.
We all love things that can make us look awful or don’t suit us, it is about balance, being honest with yourself and having a clear vision of what you really want. Which sadly may mean sacrificing what you love, for something that makes you look amazing!
If you want a huge tiara that may make your face look round and small or a tight dress that shows all your lumps and bumps, that’s fine, you really need to wear it well with confidence to have a hope of carrying it off. But if that slightly too big tiara outshines you, do you really want that? Or if your guests stare at your dress for all the wrong reasons, do you want that?
Don’t let personality over power your day, but harness it and use it as a starting point to help you find the perfect pieces.
When consulting yourself about your personality ask yourself:
- What styles do I like?
- What colours do I like?
- Who are my style icons?
- How would I describe myself? (Loud; quiet; friendly; energetic; elegant?)
- How would I like to be seen on my wedding day? (stunning; elegant; unusual; chic; wow?)
Now you have delved deeper into your personal style and answered some key questions we can combine your personality, tastes and your features to create your ultimate bridal look.
I like to look at personalities like Seasons:
Summer – You are bold, bright and fun loving. You love to make a statement and be centre of attention. You can be loud, you are a bit of a risk taker as you live for the moment and you always get things done. You are great with people and a loyal friend. You have bucket loads of common sense.
Autumn – You are natural and down to earth. You are warm hearted popular and conscientious in all you do. Others are important and you often put them first. You have traditional values and have a strong sense of responsibility. You can be insecure and often need reminding just how special you are. You shy away from conflict and appreciate natural beauty. You are also very open-minded and creative. You can be quiet and reflective and you can always see potential and possibilities in any situation.
Winter – You are cool, sophisticated and glamorous; practical, traditional and organised. You value security and safety as this is where you feel confident. You are serious, can be quiet and like a peaceful life. You are very responsible and dependable and you can concentrate well. Tradition is important to you. You work hard and set yourself goals. Once you have your mind set on something you like to achieve it.
Spring - You are youthful and vibrant. Your have a creative flair and can put your hand to almost anything that interests you. New ideas excite you and you are very open minded with a flexible attitude. You are practical and interested in the how and why. You can be quiet and appreciative of beauty.
Now I know we are not stereotypes. I don’t expect you to put your personality into a box exactly, we are all individuals and share many qualities. The purpose of this exercise is so I can show you some great ways of accessorising with your own personality and style, to guide you to find what matters most to you.
(Do not get confused with seasonal colour schemes and personality. Just because you have a bold personality doesn’t mean you will look good in a bold colour!)
Do any of these seasons describe you? Which one do you have the most in common with? Which seasons are you?
I will use the personality seasons in my next blog post to show you how find and style colours and best accessories.