Get Inspired

Tapping Ideas

Aug 01, 2019

The planning process that leads up to your wedding day is one that can be both exciting and frustrating at the same time. Of course we hope for more of the former than the latter.

Sweet tea
Photo courtesy of Marvellous by Jeff Weddings

There is much to do but top of the agenda for many couples is the aspiration to have a wedding celebration that is unique and memorable. And in order to achieve this, original and creative ideas are necessary.

Welcome signage
Photo by Hanz Photography,
courtesy of Sincerité Wedding & Events

Photo by Andrew Koe Photography,
courtesy of Significant Weddings & Events Consultant

Tap the ideas of your:

  • Wedding planner.
  • Wedding vendors.
  • Venue.
  • Bridesmaids and groomsmen.
  • Family members.

Little floral touches
Photo courtesy of Forever Valentine Weddings

Other sources of inspiration:

  • Wedding magazines.
  • Wedding portals.
  • Blogs.
  • Crafting books.

A unique idea
Photo by Alextan Artworks, courtesy of Sugar & Spice Events

A few tips:

  • Create an inspiration and mood board.
  • Shortlist ideas that may have caught your eye.
  • Discard those that are untenable or cost prohibitive.
  • Consider the practicality of executing those ideas.
  • Rely on the advice of your experienced wedding planner.

Photo by Terence Tan Photography, courtesy of Eventistry

Budgetary concerns:

  • Set a wedding budget and stick to it.
  • Allocate the budget wisely to the various components of your wedding.
  • Evaluate the ideas you wish to implement vis-à-vis the costs involved and if it is worthwhile to do so.

A vintage feel
Photo by Joshua Koh Photography,
courtesy of My Wedding Planner

Table for escort cards
Photo by TeeToo Photography,
courtesy of Touching Hearts Wedding Concepts

Place setting
Photo by Mphotoo, courtesy of Elysium Weddings

Photo courtesy of Dream Couture

Menu card
Photo by Al Photography, courtesy of Wishhper

A little gift
Photo by ZA Gallery, courtesy of Jovita Lo Weddings


Tip: Organise brainstorm meetings with your wedding planner as well as vendors to share ideas, listen to opinions and discuss options. Have a look here.