I have used theknot.com for a lot of my research. It has everything that you could possibly think of for planning a wedding. One of the many features that I have explored on the knot is their wedding checklist. This list goes over what to do four to 5 months before the wedding, two to three months before the wedding, six weeks before the wedding, three to four weeks before the wedding, one to to two weeks before the wedding, the day before the wedding, the day of the wedding, and after the wedding.
Planning a wedding for film is a little bit different than planning an actual wedding, but I found a lot of the items in the four to five months before the wedding checklist helpful such as creating a budget, looking at color palettes , flowers, wedding dresses, making a folder on the computer and a binder dedicated to the wedding (or in my case film), figuring out who is going to contribute what to the wedding and so on. If you have no clue where to start planning I definitely advise going over the checklist. I suggest going over it no matter what. Even if you have already started planning there could be some items you missed or hadn’t thought about. So check it out and have fun planning your wedding. I sure am… even if my wedding is pretend.
When it comes to flowers a great place to start getting ides is theknot.com. If you know your color palette I would suggest searching by color to get ideas, however you can also search by arrangement or by bloom.
After looking around on theknot.com I suggest going to fiftyflowers.com and searching your choice even more. Here you can select the color you want and look at all the different types of flowers in that color. I followed these steps and ended up with a few ideas for flower arrangements for the wedding in my film. Here are some of the arrangements I like, hopefully you will be able to get ideas for your color palette as well.
Cranberry Antique Enhanced Hydrangeas
Burgundy Dianthus Flower
Cranberry Flower Wedding Centerpiece
This is a great video about color palette trends for the year 2012. It was produced by OASIS Floral, which has a lot of great videos about different floral arrangements and color combinations not just for weddings but for other events as well like mothers day and valentines day. If you need tips on any floral arrangements I recommend checking them out.
I found the video very helpful. It helped me to think about my color scheme and make sure it was what I wanted and looked modern enough for the personality of the bride of my film. I think if you want your wedding to follow some of the newer trends you should definitely check out the video.
Choosing the right color palette for your wedding is key. The colors you choose for the flowers, decorations, and brides maids dresses help to set the tone for the wedding. A great place to pick your color palette is theperfectpalette.com On this site you can search palettes in general or search by color. I recommend searching by color because then you can pick one color that you really want and colors that compliment your main color will go with it. However if you do not have an idea of a color that you want then looking at palettes in general is definitely a goo idea.
Theperfectpalette.com is a great source, however it focuses more on color swatches than on showing pictures of the combination together. If you want to see examples of color palettes in decorations I recommend checking out theknot.com Here you will see a combination of colors in decorations. Once you get an idea of what you want I would go back to theperfectpalette.com and researching your color choice even more.
The wedding I am planning for my movie is a little bit different. I have to think about the colors that would look best on camera and not take too much attention away from the story of the movie. I know that the main color I want to use is cranberry so I am in the process of looking at different combinations on theperfectpalette.com and researching them more on other sites. I ended up choosing is cranberry and bold pink.