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Some people say that your wedding day is the first statement you make together as a couple. It should reflect you and your relationship, like a fancy press release about your future together.

And that’s true. Or not. Either way, this sounds like a lot of pressure.

The reality is that your wedding day can be anything you want it to be. Maybe it will reflect your journey as a couple, or maybe it will showcase your love of donuts.

Nailing down the overall feel and scheme of your wedding is usually one of the first steps you make in the planning process, affecting decisions from venue selection to invitation color. It’s a big decision, and one that can spiral out of control faster than you can make a Pinterest board.

We’re here with a few of our favorite tips and guides to narrowing down and deciding on the style of your big day.

Don’t Be Afraid to Get Personal.

Did you meet over slices from your favorite pizza place? Are you both die-hard Harry Potter fans or in the stands of every Walleye game? Sometimes the feel and color scheme of your wedding is right under your nose, in all the things you do and love every day as a couple. Embrace your hobbies and go-to date night activities, and consider your wedding day an opportunity to share them with the people you love the most.

Fancy Pants Free Pass

Have you been waiting your whole life to rock some Gatsby glamour? Are you looking for a reason to drip in the jewels your grandmother passed along to you? Use your wedding day as an excuse to have some once-in-a-lifetime black tie fun, and I bet your guests will find it just as exciting to escape everyday life for a night of champagne and high heels.

Embrace Your Day to Day Style.

Relax, if ball gowns and tuxedos aren’t your jam, don’t feel like you need to venture too far out of your comfort zone. Sure, weddings can be a chance to go a little bit crazy, but it’s also just as fun when they really feel like “you.” There’s nothing wrong with getting married barefoot or in your favorite pair of jeans, and putting those elements of yourselves into your wedding day makes for a theme naturally reflective of your casual style.

Buck the Trends.

We have no doubt that by the time you’re reading this blog post, you’ve already spent more than a few hundred hours diving into Pinterest and wedding boards, both inspired and overwhelmed by the millions of ideas floating around the internet. It happens to us all the time, weddings are exciting! But the best way to avoid wedding regrets in the years following your big day, is to truly ignore what’s hot, for what’s classically you.

Consider the Season.

You know what’s fun? Getting married on the beach. You know when that’s not fun? January.

Whether you’re consulting your zodiac calendar, leaning into your favorite holiday, or just crazy about fall, using what’s seasonally available, abundant, and realistic is an easy way to nail down a theme. We’re not saying the Easter Bunny needs to escourt you down the aisle of your April wedding, but chatting with local florists about fresh bouquets, or farmers about beautiful produce selections can make easy work of your color scheme!

Think About the Venue.

Venues give your day the warmth and aesthetics you’re looking for, and depending on where you land, as much or as little of the work can already be done for you! While visiting locations, consider the colors of the room, how much of a blank space it is to take control of, or how naturally perfect for your day it already is.

At Parkway Place, we’re big believers in giving you the exact day you and your finance want. We offer a selection of pristine and beautiful ballrooms to compliment your event, or our catering team can deliver off-site to your backyard or water front reception.

We’re just here to help you have the most “you” day possible, because there is no wrong answer when it comes to picking your wedding theme, especially if that theme is just being crazy about each other, and showing that crazy love off to the rest of us.