GUEST BLOGGER | Are you Chic… Backyard… Modern? Find Your Wedding Style, with Lauren of Every Last Detail

I’m all about wedding styles, mostly because as a planner for an event design company, it helps me to know what types of things a bride is going to like.  However, I’ve found that when I ask brides what their wedding’s style is, they really don’t know.  ”Classic” and “elegant” is what I hear a lot of.  And it’s what I see a lot of too.

So, how do you figure out what your wedding style is?

All of the answers are in how you live your life.  Do you wear heels everywhere you go and have friends asking you to go shopping with them all the time?  Maybe your style is chic, defined as style and elegance.

Jessica Lorren via ELD / Ashley Brockinton via ELD

Or maybe you and your fiance are the type of people who love being outside.  You’re always biking, hiking, going to the beach, playing sports, etc etc.  You met at a mutual friend’s barbeque or you went surfing on your first date.  It’s probably a no brainer to have an intimate backyard wedding, surrounded by your family and closest friends.

Robert McNary Photography via Style Me Pretty

Are you a business woman?  Stylish, modern, elegant, and poised are words that your friends would use to describe you.  Your fiance is a go-getter and you met at Happy Hour at one of the most chic bars in the city.  A clean, modern style is going to be perfect for you.

Jasmine Star via JL Designs / Kristen Weaver Photography via ELD

And of course we can’t forget the stylish, eclectic brides.  Fun, spontaneous, and always looking for ways to put a twist on things, you want a wedding that your guests most likely have never been to before.  You and/or your fiance most likely have some sort of artistic career, and you both have a flair for design.  Oh, and no matter what he says, your fiance probably wants to have a say in how things are going to look for your wedding.  And you’ll probably DIY some pretty awesome stuff.

Knorth Photography via Style Me Pretty

Of course there are a TON more styles for weddings.  (I used the most popular styles from the {ELD} Style Dictionary for these, but of course there’s still the always popular garden wedding, and the occasional rustic celebration, among many more.)  The best way to discover your wedding style is to look at everything about you and your fiance.  From what you wear, to your jobs, to what you do for fun.  You want your wedding to be a reflection of BOTH of YOU, not your venue, not your parents, and not what you *think* a wedding is *supposed* to be like.  So before you make any solid decisions, be sure to figure out your wedding style! It will help you SO MUCH!

xoxo!  - Lauren, of Every Last Detail


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  1. Lauren on October 11, 2010

    We’re getting married in my parents’ backyard, and even though we’re not necessarily the athletic type, we really love being outside in nature. So we figured it was the best location for our wedding day. I’m so excited for the day to come!

  2. Ellie on October 11, 2010

    Looooving the pink and gray table decor!!!! It’s so simple and gorgeous!

  3. Naomi on October 11, 2010

    I love this post! Not only is Lauren BRILLIANT she is so spot on with her tips!! Great post! xo

  4. Naomi on October 11, 2010

    So do I!

  5. Alicia @CharityWedding on October 11, 2010

    Love it! Great post Lauren!

  6. Lauren @ ELD on October 11, 2010

    Thanks for the sweet words everyone! I’m honored to be a guest blogger for Allison! :)

  7. TenThouBride on October 11, 2010

    Great post…wedding style is such a tough thing to figure out because there are so many BEAUTIFUL weddings out there that may not be your style…but they’re sneaky cuz they’re so beautiful!

  8. Katie on October 11, 2010

    I think I definitely fall into the “chic” wedding category. I wear heels EVERYWHERE, except for the beach. I love my heels!! :D

  9. BrideGoggles on October 11, 2010

    That cake is DECADENT!!!

  10. Kate Holland on October 12, 2010

    Great breakdown of styles!!! Thanks Lauren!

  11. Corlis Gray on January 22, 2014

    Great tips about designing your wedding after yourself! Too many couples try to emulate something they’ve seen without even considering who they are first! Great stuff!


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