Are you planning a wedding? If so, there’s no better way to capture the perfect look and feel for your special day than with a wedding mood board. From helping you evaluate color choices and floral arrangements to nailing down the overall vibe of your ceremony, a mood board is an essential tool for achieving the perfect wedding aesthetic.
In this blog post, we’ll walk through the process of creating an effective wedding moodboard that reflects your vision in order to help create an unforgettable experience. So if you’re ready to get creative, let’s dive in.
How to Make a Wedding Mood Board
Determine a wedding theme & style
Determining the style for your wedding is a crucial part of creating the perfect event. With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to narrow down what look and feel you want to go with. A determining factor to a wedding style will be a theme. It’s important to think of themes in terms of aesthetics and how this will determine the rest of your choices from details to decorations.
Establishing a theme for your wedding is one of the best ways to create an atmosphere that will be remembered by all in attendance. A country-chic garden party or a vintage beachside gathering can give guests a sense of being transported into another world on your special day.
There are plenty of beautiful and unique wedding themes to choose from for your special day. Here are a few popular ideas:
Bohemian: Think carefree, natural elements like an outdoor setting with twinkling lights and decorations made from wildflowers or dried grasses.
Rustic: A classic country look that features burlap, handcrafted decorations, and a warm color palette of browns, reds, and oranges.
Garden Party: A more elevated take on the boho theme – think formal dinner service set amongst lush foliage, hanging chandeliers, and charming floral decor.
Vintage/Retro: A past-meets-present approach that blends fun retro touches with modern trends such as neon signs or woodgrain table settings.
Beachside Chic: For those looking to host their celebration by the sea, this theme focuses on light colors and airy textures like driftwood accents and natural fibers like linen or rattan.
Winter Wonderland: A festive atmosphere full of sparkling lights and snowflakes floating in the air for cozy winter gatherings.
Whichever theme you choose for your big day, make sure it reflects you or couples style
It’s also a great idea to think about your guests. If you're having an intimate gathering of family and friends, look for ideas that reflect the personalities and interests of those attending. This will help create an atmosphere that's cozy and inviting, while also making sure everyone's needs are taken into account.
How to Make a Wedding Mood Board
Choosing the right venue for your wedding is a huge decision, so it’s important to take your time and make sure your chosen spot fits all of your needs. Here are some things to consider when thinking about your dream venue and what images to search when compiling venue options on your wedding mood board.
Consider Size & Space: Make sure you have enough space for expected guests and any entertainment or activities planned for the event.
Location Matters: What type of location do you envision for your wedding? Will it be indoors or outdoors? Will landscapes be important when deciding? If you’re dreaming of a beach or mountain wedding or a wedding in a building or Church, here would be the place to include imagery of that location.
Check Amenities & Services: Determine if the venue provides enough support staff on site and include availability of tables, chairs, linens etc. in your contract if they are not already included in rental packages. If there are certain amenities that are important to you, be sure to include that in your wedding mood board.
How to Create a Wedding Mood Board
Choosing the perfect colors for your wedding is an important part of making sure that the day reflects you and your partner's individual style. Here are a few tips to help make this decision a little easier:
Think About The Season: Choose shades that match the time of year, such as deep blue and gold for winter events or bright greens and pinks for springtime occasions.
Balance Your Tones: Make sure to choose a range of light, medium and dark tones that blend harmoniously together to create a cohesive palette.
Consider Mood & Atmosphere: From romantic blush and whites to bold jewel tones, creating the perfect atmosphere can be easily achieved by choosing appropriate colors for each element of your event.
Incorporate Meaningful Colors: Is there something special that signifies your relationship and unites you both?
Consider bringing it into your color scheme through touches like a signature shade in bridesmaids dresses or table settings.
Don’t Forget About Accents: Add pops of color with attention-grabbing accents such as statement wallpaper or colorful art pieces which can also bring character and interest to your wedding decor.
Using these tips can help make selecting your color scheme stress-free, so you'll have one less thing to worry about on the big day.
Creating Wedding Mood Boards
Gather inspirational photos or images
Once you’ve done some brainstorming on the bigger wedding pieces above, it’s time to start gathering inspirational materials.
Start by creating a collection of images that reflect the look and feel of your dream wedding. Look for photos that capture the right color scheme, overall theme, preferred venue details, and dress style you would like.
A theme, venue, and color palette are larger strokes of the bigger picture. There are so many details of your wedding that you can include in your mood board such as cutlery, table settings, wedding dress, wedding cake, etc.
There isn’t one way to create a wedding mood board. The purpose of it is to help you determine and share the aesthetic you want to create for your wedding. Include anything that will be most helpful in designing your big day.
Wedding Mood Board Template Ideas
Assemble the mood board
Finally, once you’ve gathered your mood board materials, it’s time to assemble. This can be done physically or digitally. To create our own digital wedding mood board example, we used StudioBinder’s mood boarding app. It allowed us to create a wedding mood board template and aesthetic that is easy to share and assemble. Check it out below.
Arrange your visuals into categories (e.g., shapes, textures, colors etc.) and fit them together on the background like a jigsaw to create a complete picture of your desired look and feel.
Don't be afraid to move elements around until you're comfortable with the overall composition — it should be reflective of the concept you want to convey. It can be helpful to organize the mood board according to topics such as details, venue, colors, etc.
Your wedding mood board should be the reflection of your dream day. It takes a bit of time, effort and creativity to put it together but in the end, you’ll have a stunning design which will inspire all who see it.
Your mood board should be unique and personal to you, so make sure you take into account your own style and preferences before making any decisions.
With these tips, you can create an unforgettable wedding mood board that will guide your dream wedding come true.
Creating an Interior Design Mood Board
Sometimes, it helps to look for wedding inspiration outside of wedding content. A great source of aesthetic inspiration can come from interior design. Check out our next article to learn more about interior design mood boards.