The first thing to remember is that it is a unique wedding day for you and your partner, so feel free to be as original as you like and have things that really mean something to you; hopefully you will only get married once so you may as well enjoy it!
Once you are engaged and in the planning stages, do lots of research, there is no need to compromise on your personal style just because you are getting married, so if vintage, rockabilly, steampunk, gothic, mod, northern soul or high fashion is your ‘look’ you can still have a fabulous and unique wedding day. There are new and unusual venues being licensed for marriage ceremonies, from stately homes and castles to art galleries and even caves. You can easily link accessories to the particular theme, and there are lots of talented tailors and seamstresses who can make you a bespoke outfit if you wish.
Use the internet and set up a mood board or online scrapbook to keep all of your ideas in one place. It will be easy to show a wedding planner, if you have one, exactly what you are trying to create. If you see something on holiday that you would like to have at your wedding, make a note of where and when you saw it and
take a photo, this avoids conversations along the lines of “Where did we see that frock coat/fabulous hat/vintage car place?” and so on. It can also make it easier to follow up later when you might want to enquire about prices or availability for your chosen date.
Think about your venue especially if you want to have exclusive use or need accommodation nearby for the wedding party or guests. You might need to look at a few similar venues to get exactly what you want. Choose a transport option that really conveys your style, whether that is a double decker bus, horse drawn carriage, gleaming Cadillac, vintage camper van or anything in between. It will be a great wedding photo to look at in years to come and will be a fantastic memory from your day.