Wedding Planning | How To Decide Your Wedding Design Style

Deciding on your wedding design can be confusing and stressful. We get it! Do you go modern and trendy or timeless and classic or go entirely out of the box? There is no straightforward answer on how to decide which wedding design is right for you. However, we have a few tips that will help you and your fiancé along the way! 


Four Tips To Identifying Your Wedding Design Style


1. Stop looking at Pinterest

As much as we LOVE Pinterest (we honestly do- be sure to follow along with us on Pinterest at @designstudiosouth), there is a time and place for cruising the internet for inspiration. Pinterest is an excellent resource for looking for ideas or examples on a specific topic. But, it can be extremely overwhelming when you are narrowing down your overall design style. If you do not yet know your overall style, you will most likely get distracted and confused about your style by all the beautiful photos. So, here you are, 1000’s of pins later, and you have a wedding planning board with beautiful individual photos that do not create one cohesive style.

Pinterest images

2. Consider incorporating your favorite colors into your wedding design

When you choose a wedding color palette based on your favorite colors, it is often no surprise to friends and family, as these colors are a true reflection of who you are as a couple. We recommend considering your favorite colors and thinking about how you can incorporate them into your wedding design. From timeless details to pops of color here and there, there is no limit to incorporating color. We want you to feel comfortable embracing color rather than shy away from it.

Our bride did just that! We worked with her to infuse some of her favorite colors into her wedding design, and she was still able to have a timeless wedding!

coral colored wedding tablescape at Coastal Heritage Society wedding
wedding cake table at Coastal Heritage Society wedding

3. Pull inspiration from your favorite brands

When deciding your wedding design style, a fun activity is to think about is what you like and dislike in your favorite brands. Take note of your favorite stores and think about how you can pull inspiration from them. For example, are you a Lulu and George fan or more of a CB2 fan? Maybe you love certain aspects of the Anthropologie brand, and your personal style reflects this. Don’t be afraid to pull design inspiration from your favorite brands into your wedding day!

4. Decide what your top three priorities are

It’s easy to get swept away by wanting the best of everything! But sometimes, the best of everything is not always feasible, nor does it always create a cohesive wedding design. Early on in the wedding planning process, we recommend you sit down with your fiancé and discuss your top three most important priorities. These priorities will play a huge factor in your overall budget and wedding design style. For example, if the venue, food, and music are part of your top three, you may need to simplify your wedding design. A simplified design will allow you to focus attention (and budget) on what is important to you and still allow for an amazing event!

With this bride, we were able to “trim the fat” yet still capture a beautiful and timeless wedding!

Timeless wedding tablescape with white flowers

We hope this article helped spark some inspiration for your wedding design style. There are so many fun places to pull inspiration from, and we can’t wait to see what your style is! If you need a little more guidance with your wedding design, we’d love to help you! DSS offers design and styling services that help our couples identify their unique style as a couple while highlighting those priority features in your wedding!


Design #1
Photography //Alicia White Photo
Design + Planning // Design Studio South
Florals // Gray Harper Florals
Venue + Bar Service //Coastal Heritage Society
Baker // Sugar Whisk Co
Hair + Makeup // Emma Collins Beauty
Rentals //Amazing Event Rentals + Ooh Events
Lighting // Jlk Events
Draping // Dvine Events Savannah
Linens // Bbj Linen

Design #2
Photography Les Loups
Design + Coordination // Design Studio South
Florist // Gray Harper Florals
Venue + Bar //Ships Of The Sea
Rentals // Ooh Events + Event Works Rentals
Lighting // Jlk Events
Linens // Nuage Designs
Napkins //Bbj Linen

Design #3
Photography // Kati Rosado
Design + Coordination // Design Studio South
Florist // Gray Harper Florals
Venue + Bar // Ships Of The Sea
Rentals // Event Works Rentals
Rentals // Amazing Event Rentals
Linens // Bbj Linen
Day of Paper Goods + Signs // Low Country Paper Co