TIPS FROM CABO WEDDING PLANNING EXPERTS
Many couples have a vision of how their dream wedding ceremony, reception, and other events will look. Often, this vision is literally like a dream, romantically blurry, beautifully heartfelt, but not overly specific or detailed. Transforming this hazy dream into a perfect, bespoke reality is one of the most challenging tasks facing engaged couples.
The professional wedding designers at Del Cabo Weddings work tirelessly to help translate your ideas, no matter how simple, unusual, exotic or intricate, into the reality born from your dreams. We use our own experience and in-house design resources to put to provide any or all inspiration or direction you may need.
Destination wedding planners often help couples make decor choices by asking a few leading questions that can get you thinking about the feeling you want to create for your big day. They often include: Where was your first meeting or date? How are where was the proposal? What kind of activities do you love doing together? What does your dream wedding look like – sporty, casual, preppy, vintage, or maybe elegant? Is there anything, in particular, you MUST have as part of your wedding? You might find there is a theme hiding inside your answers.
You may already have a color palette in mind as you begin your venue search. If you’ve already found the perfect venue but haven’t arrived at a color palette yet, often, the actual space can help you come up with your color scheme. The style of the venue should also align with the décor style. Clashing design styles and colors can detract take from the beauty of the day.
“Typically, colors that go well together are ones that are opposites because they pair cool and warm (examples include orange & sky blue and turquiose & coral). Other color pairings that work are “neighbors” – they’re similar to each other and share a primary color (think: sunshine yellow and melon orange or fuchsia and blush). A classic way to build your color palette is by pairing a bright, saturated color with a neutral, like violet and grey or blush and gold.” ~ The Knot
Other color inspiration can come from colors that inspire your home décor, and some leftover wedding items could even end up as permanent home decor. Open your closet – what color clothes and accessories appeal to you? You could use that as a starting point for choosing your wedding hues.
Have you always dreamed of having a wedding overflowing with blue hydrangeas? Do yellow tulips have special meaning in your relationship? If so, you could use this as a starting point for your palette, instead of trying to figure out a way to work it in later. Do note that seasonality will have an impact on your floral choices in Cabo, but our design team can suggest alternatives. Meanwhile, it would also be a shame to realize an essential must-have, such as your grandmother’s pink heirloom table runner, will get lost in the decor instead of standing out as you had hoped.
Cabo is well known for all of the beach weddings that take place on our many picturesque beaches. Although beach wedding decor can simply mirror the magnificent backdrop of the sea, sand, and mountains as the theme, they can also work with many different decor styles and colors. Of course, weddings in Los Cabos can also take place in many other venues such as churches, rooftops, yachts and even on rustic farms.
If you decide to go with a beach wedding, it will be essential to consider how many guests you anticipate, as well as how you would like to seat them. These factors will dictate choices such as sand, decking, a rocky or grassy area for the ceremony. From there, a shortlist of possible locations can be developed. If you prefer one of the other venue styles, the number of guests rule will still be your most significant determiner.
Site visits are the perfect way to feel the vibe of a venue. In an ideal world, a venue visit on the same day of week and time of day you plan on will give you all you need to know about light, shade, the sunset, and level of privacy. Bring a good camera and be sure to capture a 360-degree view of each area so you can refer to specific spaces with suppliers later. Don’t forget to check out the distance to guest bathrooms! For more information on the site visit, click here.
When thinking about the style and atmosphere you want to have, decide whether you want a feeling that is relaxed, formal, dramatic, elegant, nostalgic, fun, etc. For example, if you love drama, a dark or jewel tone palette, like ruby red and black or emerald and gold, might be a better choice than, say, light pastels. Also, if there are any cultural or religious considerations, they should be addressed right from the start and incorporated appropriately.
For those who have an empty inspiration slate, visits to art galleries and the theatre can often spark an idea. Is there anything in particular that defines your relationship? Perhaps a shared occupation or love of a particular style of art? Do you have any favorite cities or countries you love to visit or have visited together? Sometimes attending a friend’s wedding can help – even if it helps illustrate things you now realize you don’t like!
Ultimately, you should consider the big picture and determine the overall wedding theme/style that aligns with your personality and aesthetic preferences. Themes can be based around colors, seasons, styles (vintage, modern, rustic, romantic, etc.) or locations (garden, seaside, etc.). What are your favorite things? (food, movies, drinks, art etc.). Are there any special catchphrases that you’ve invented together during the relationship?
For more daring couples, a concept wedding theme (Harry Potter, The Great Gatsby, etc.) can make your perfect day. Just be careful: The day should be classy, not kooky. And it absolutely must be authentic to you and your future spouse.
Interested in specific direction and trend tips on tables, chairs, linens, dishes, stem & glassware, flatware, lounge furniture, tents, lighting, and much more? Ask for our e-book with its Decor Directory and start making your decor dreams come true!