A step-by-step guide to creating a wedding vision board

It’s a gateway to your dream wedding.

Vision boards are crucial. Whether it's manifesting your aspirations for 2024, landing that dream job, or mapping out your wedding, having a vision board brings your desires to life seamlessly. And when it comes to weddings, it can clarify and streamline the planning process, for it’s more than just a collection of pretty images—it serves as a roadmap, guiding you through decisions. Much like how vision boards propel you towards achieving your dreams, creating one for your wedding transforms your ideas into reality. Here’s how you can craft a wedding vision board step by step. 

Quick, pick a canvas! 

First things first, determine what your canvas will be. Will you create your vision board on paper, cardboard, a painting canvas or will you opt for a digital print? Once you have made your choice, move on to the next step. Here's a pro tip: always opt for a physical vision board where you can see, feel, and hold it. This makes it easier for you to have it in front of your eyes all the time and bring it to life.

Hunt for inspiration

Chances are you already have an image of how you want your wedding to look, and if not, now is the time to research. Once you have an idea of what you want, start hunting for inspiration to put on your vision board. Inspiration can come from various sources like apps such as Instagram, Pinterest, or even from weddings of friends. Remember to discuss your findings with your partner. You can also refer to wedding magazines and other resources.

Put it all together

There are two ways to do this. If you're creating a digital version, simply compile all your inspirations digitally. If you're making a physical copy, cutting out images and printing them can add a special touch and make you feel more involved and confident in the process. However, while assembling your inspiration, ensure that it's achievable and realistic.

Think About execution

Now that you have a vision (and a realistic one), it's time to figure out how to bring it to life. Consider who your vendors will be, think about hiring a wedding planner and how they can assist you. This is also where you'll need to work out your budget and decide how to allocate it.

Make adjustments

Be prepared to make adjustments. Understand that your exact vision may not always be feasible. Your partner may have different preferences, your budget may not allow for certain elements, or you might not find the exact locations or items you had in mind. Stay open to making changes and adaptations while putting together your vision board.

Lead image credit: micheile henderson / Unsplash

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