The truth is, no wedding can be categorized.
However, it doesn’t hurt to choose a few key words to inspire you during the planning. (Mine, I am slightly embarrassed to admit, were: Vintage, Recycled, Local, Organic, Handmade. Yes, I spent a lot of time on Etsy.)
Here are four easy styles to get you started.
Who says you have to wear a white dress?
All that matters is that it fits. And that you feel amazing in it.
If you are a girly girl, your wedding is your chance to go hog wild.
And even if you’re more of a tomboy, you might be surprised to find yourself donning lace. Why not?
Just be sure to add a few hard edges here and there to play against all that softness.
For one glorious day, you and your betrothed are the stars of the show.
Don’t be afraid to turn everything up a notch.
In weddings, as in life, there are no rules
Get married in a skirt, if you like. Stamp a Jackalope on your invitations.
Do whatever makes you happy.
Are you getting the idea?
No matter what your style, do what makes you happy. Not your mother, not your mother-in-law, not your maid of honor. YOU.
And try to keep a little perspective. If the vintage leather dogwood brooches you spent eight months obsessively collecting for your bridespeople look wrong when you finally pin them on, it’s okay to nix them five minutes before the ceremony.
In the end, all that really matters is that you’re married.