How to start wed­ding prepa­ra­tion? Choos­ing a dream dress, book­ing a loca­tion, or maybe from a guest list? We advise you to start by build­ing a gen­er­al can­vas, where you can then add indi­vid­ual puz­zles — by choos­ing the con­cept of your wed­ding. In this arti­cle Chan­fash­ion will tell you what the con­cept of a wed­ding is and how to make it com­plete, har­mo­nious and only about you.

Let’s start with def­i­n­i­tions to avoid mis­un­der­stand­ings. The con­cept of a wed­ding is the gen­er­al mood of the hol­i­day, the leit­mo­tif that will be traced in every detail and help cre­ate a com­plete pic­ture. It is very impor­tant to think it over at the very begin­ning before mak­ing the first seri­ous deci­sions: then each ele­ment — from the decor to the cake — will be com­bined with each oth­er and car­ry the right mes­sage, and not crum­ble into a messy mosa­ic.

Before start­ing wed­ding prepa­ra­tions, dis­cuss with the groom how you see your X day, look for inspi­ra­tion and ideas on the net. Don’t wor­ry: the con­cept may change in the course of prepa­ra­tion, this is not the final “con­crete” solu­tion 🙂

Now let’s move on to the ques­tions that will help you define the con­cept of your dream wed­ding.

Important Decisions

Before delv­ing into the details, you need to out­line the gen­er­al fea­tures of the future wed­ding. To do this, dis­cuss the fol­low­ing ques­tions:

Restau­rant or nature

Agree: an open-air wed­ding and a wed­ding in a restau­rant are events with a com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent atmos­phere. Think about which of these options is clos­er to your spir­it, and do not for­get about the pros and cons of these types of sites. Yes, orga­niz­ing a com­fort­able wed­ding in nature can be much more dif­fi­cult than in a pre­pared ban­quet hall, but dif­fi­cul­ties can be over­come if this is real­ly impor­tant to you.

Vis­it­ing cer­e­mo­ny or reg­istry office

Inspired by fab­u­lous cer­e­monies from movies and Insta­gram, it is no longer so easy to agree to the hack­neyed speech­es of the reg­is­trar from the local reg­istry office 🙂 Decide at the start whether you are ready to orga­nize an out­door cer­e­mo­ny or you are sat­is­fied with the stan­dard pro­gram.

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Big wed­ding or small cel­e­bra­tion for the clos­est

How many guests do you want to have at your wed­ding? A cham­ber cel­e­bra­tion for clos­est friends and rel­a­tives and a noisy par­ty for a hun­dred guests — the dif­fer­ence in atmos­phere is obvi­ous. But do not think that a small wed­ding is bor­ing or not beau­ti­ful enough. By sav­ing on the num­ber of guests, you can orga­nize a tru­ly chic cel­e­bra­tion with unusu­al decor and gourmet cui­sine, and you also have many more wed­ding loca­tions avail­able.

How much time are you will­ing to devote to prepa­ra­tion?

The devel­op­ment of a unique con­cept, exper­i­men­tal for­mats and com­plex wed­ding sce­nar­ios require a lot of time and involve­ment in wed­ding prepa­ra­tion, even if you decide to turn to wed­ding plan­ners. Decide at the start how deep you want to dive into wed­ding prepa­ra­tions and whether you have enough time for this. Unfor­tu­nate­ly (or for­tu­nate­ly), oth­er areas of life do not pause in antic­i­pa­tion of the cel­e­bra­tion, so do not over­es­ti­mate your time resources.


No mat­ter how much you want to focus on every com­po­nent of the wed­ding, it won’t work — that’s what they focus on 🙂 In addi­tion, the wed­ding bud­get is not infi­nite, so we def­i­nite­ly don’t rec­om­mend chas­ing every­thing at once, espe­cial­ly when some details are not right for you are impor­tant. Dis­cuss with the groom what is most impor­tant to you on your wed­ding day, and pay the most atten­tion to these com­po­nents. To make it eas­i­er to nav­i­gate, it is con­di­tion­al­ly pos­si­ble to divide the wed­ding into the fol­low­ing ele­ments:

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Loca­tion. Admit what you dream about: a chic restau­rant with a panoram­ic view of the city, a riv­er bank sur­round­ed by pine trees, or maybe some­thing unusu­al like an art gallery or even a real cas­tle?

Show pro­gram. If the per­for­mance of a cov­er band is not enough for you, then you can sur­prise your guests with some­thing more unusu­al: a fire show, illu­sion­ists, or maybe even aeri­al­ists? This will be remem­bered for a long time!

Images of the bride and groom. Cus­tom-made design­er dress and Cin­derel­la shoes from Jim­my Choo — on such a day you want to feel, if not a princess, then a queen, and we sup­port this desire 🙂

Food and drinks. Author’s and mol­e­c­u­lar cui­sine, a wide cock­tail menu with expen­sive alco­hol, a cake dec­o­rat­ed with gold — your guests deserve the best!

Decor and floristry. Unique decor made to your con­cept and exquis­ite floristry using exot­ic plants and spe­cial vari­eties of flow­ers will trans­form your loca­tion beyond recog­ni­tion and make your guests gasp.

Mood and atmosphere

Think about what mood you want to cre­ate for your­self and your guests at the wed­ding? Here are some exam­ples:

Cozy family gatherings

The atmos­phere of warmth and com­fort, empha­sis on touch­ing rit­u­als and close­ness with the fam­i­ly.

traditional wedding

The per­fect bal­ance of fun and romance, cal­i­brat­ed over the years 🙂

Rampant Party

Active com­pe­ti­tions, danc­ing until you drop and an atmos­phere of rev­el­ry and fun.

Elegant reception

Strict black-tie, a lit­tle prim ele­gance and the best tra­di­tions of lux­u­ri­ous social events.

adventurous wedding

Exper­i­men­tal for­mat, extra­or­di­nary solu­tions and con­stant break­ing pat­terns.

Adding personal

Here is a list of ques­tions to help you find the right details for your wed­ding con­cept.

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Favorite and sig­nif­i­cant places. Per­haps you had a roman­tic trip to anoth­er coun­try or city that became spe­cial to you. Also at the wed­ding, you can beat the theme of moun­tains, the sea or even the star­ry sky.

Inter­ests and hob­bies. They don’t even have to be shared 🙂 For exam­ple, if your fiancé loves to cook bar­be­cue, and you are learn­ing Span­ish: then you should add grilled dish­es to the menu, and the wed­ding dance can be put to the melody on the Span­ish gui­tar.

Tem­pera­ment. On your day off, would you rather hang out at a par­ty until the morn­ing, or would you pre­fer to play board games with friends and eat cake?

your style Even your favorite style in clothes and inte­ri­or can tell a lot about you and be use­ful in cre­at­ing a wed­ding con­cept 🙂 Mod­ern min­i­mal­ism, bright and unusu­al eclec­ti­cism or Scan­di­na­vian hygge?

Fun­ny details. Remem­ber your fun­ny and awk­ward sto­ries from your life togeth­er, cute nick­names — this can be beat­en in your vows, com­ic names of dish­es on the menu and wed­ding con­tests. You should not take all the answers to cre­ate a con­cept lit­er­al­ly: if on the first date you ate chebu­reks in a sum­mer cafe, it is not at all nec­es­sary to serve them as appe­tiz­ers at a ban­quet 🙂 Although this would sure­ly be remem­bered by the guests!

Here, it is rather impor­tant to find your points of con­tact, com­mon tastes and impor­tant details of the his­to­ry of rela­tion­ships that can be sym­bol­i­cal­ly beat­en in the con­cept.

In order not to for­get a sin­gle impor­tant detail in the wed­ding prepa­ra­tion, use our Bride’s to-do list. We have cre­at­ed a step-by-step plan that will help you orga­nize the wed­ding of your dreams on your own. Detailed instruc­tions, user-friend­ly inter­face and impor­tant tips from experts — every­thing to make your wed­ding prepa­ra­tion eas­i­er 🙂