When designing a gown or even an entire bridal collection, I am constantly looking for inspiration all around me. Whether it's from the internet, friends or family, or just looking within, there are many different things one can draw inspiration from. When planning out a wedding or even trying to discover your bridal style, just like a famous designer, brides need inspiration. Here are some tips on how you can use the tools around you to create the perfect wedding day for you and your guests.
Pin It Up
The minute you get engaged (and possibly before, we don't judge) you need to hop on Pinterest and pin, pin, pin away! Pinterest is a wonderful place to get inspiration for your wedding for everything from appetizers to floral arrangements to honeymoon destinations. What's so great about this website is that it allows you to categorize everything so that you can keep all of your different ideas and wants organized. I highly recommend you check out my Pinterest page (@PninaTornai) for all the wedding and gown inspiration you could ever need. Pinterest is like a vision board on steroids that lets you see what other people have done, has cute DIY projects you can do yourself, and helps you combine ideas to make things your own. Follow wedding pages and designers you love (cough, cough) and start discovering and gathering ideas that could make your wedding day one to remember.
Friends & Family
As you will quickly learn once you announce your engagement, you will be flooded with people wanting to give you their opinion on things. Now the majority of this you may brush off because, let's be honest, we can't incorporate everyone's ideas into our weddings. That would be a hot mess! However, some of your friends and family (especially the ones who have been married recently), will have some great input to help you steer away from the modern wedding planning traps. They can help you figure out what is actually worth your money and what you could possibly do yourself. It's also great having your friends and family come along with you when you go wedding dress shopping. They can tell you which bridal salons are totally worth the visit and which ones you should avoid (hint: the Pnina Tornai Boutique at Kleinfeld Bridal is always a must visit!). Overall you can soak in the ideas of your friends and family and use it to inspire you to do things your own way because after all this day is about you.
Listen To Your Heart
I know that that sounds totally cliché, but when it comes to planning this extra special event in your life it holds true. While its always nice to soak in ideas and inspiration from outside sources, you also need to figure out what your own heart desires. Think of things that you love like different color schemes and wedding gown designs and figure out what works for you. Then get creative and bring your different ideas to life! Nothing is too big or too out there for your wedding day (trust me I have seen some very interesting stuff), so discover what makes your heart happiest and draw your inspiration for your wedding day from that.
Your wedding day will be one of the most special days in your life so don't be afraid to make it just that: special! Do your research and then bring your big ideas to life in a way that makes your heart flutter. You will hopefully only be doing this once, so do it the way you want so that it is everything you have ever dreamed of and more.
Photos via: @rymondtn (blue cake), @loverly/@taramilktea/@lepetitrose_au (pink strawberries), @wedding.pages/@lovinghautecouture/@novikovamasha (pink gazebo), MODWEDDING (pink cake by Cotton and Crumbs )