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If you’re reading this, you’re likely engaged...Congratulations! At Goodwin Manor in Little Rock, Arkansas, we want your engagement to be the happiest season of your life. When you get engaged and begin planning a wedding, it should be fun, not stressful. Sometimes, starting your wedding planning is the hardest part because you don’t know what to do first. We’ve written a series of blogs about how to get started with wedding planning. You can contact us if you’d like to learn more about Goodwin Manor, a beautiful Arkansas wedding venue that offers an unparalleled romance and elegance for your big day. In the meantime, when it comes to planning, we recommend you begin with selecting your wedding style.
If you’re like me, you didn’t know choosing a wedding style was even part of the process. What is a wedding style? Your wedding style describes the overall look and feel of your wedding. It can also be defined as your “vision” for what your big day looks and feels like. Unlike a wedding theme, which can be very specific (i.e., a country wedding, a travel-themed wedding, etc.), your wedding style is often summed up using an adjective. Examples include:
When you’re considering your wedding style, try not to think about what you’ve seen on Instagram or Pinterest. Instead, think about the style and vibe that you’re naturally attracted to. For example, when you think about having your first dance with your fiancé, where do you envision it taking place? In a ballroom? Outside with a scenic mountain view? On a rooftop downtown? Picture your big day and where you’d see yourself saying your vows. What do you envision when you think about your guests dining? Think about the styles listed above in relation to all these categories: venue, food, dress, reception, farewell. These small details will help you narrow down your wedding style.
Still can’t figure out your wedding style? Try taking these quizzes to get you started in the right direction:
Most importantly, when you’re selecting a wedding style, remember to stay true to yourself. Years from now, when you look back on your wedding, you won’t remember which Pinterest pin you perfectly pulled off. You’ll remember the feeling you got when you saw your future-husband and everyone you love in the perfect place surrounded with details from the wedding style that’s true to you and your fiancé’s personality.
Goodwin Manor is a large country estate wedding venue in Little Rock, Arkansas. In the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, the venue offers stunning, scenic views and an old-world elegance and dreamy ambiance brides and grooms will find nowhere else in the state. Want to have your big day here at Goodwin Manor? We can help make your dream come to life. Contact us today to learn more about having an unforgettable Goodwin Manor wedding.