We all go through it. Being stumped. Having a mental block. And at a time when you are supposed to be creative, that can be difficult! You’re in the middle of planning a wedding. Sometimes all of the “to-do’s” can lead to overwhelm and leave you feeling uninspired. Believe it or not, creative inspiration is everywhere, so here are a few suggestions to get your mind in gear.
Find Creative Inspiration for Weddings
Visit an Unusual Place for Inspiration
Do you love art? Do the colors in nature make you happy? Maybe you’re a style guru. Does your local, curated grocery store set your soul aflame? Don’t be afraid to search for insight in unusual places that are stocked with goodies.
Whether you find a spark in the subject matter of a sculpture, the pattern of a blouse or the flavor of locally-made ice cream, you are sure to get those creative juices flowing. Use some of those as a starting point for your wedding color palette, bouquet, or catering menu.
Gain Creative Inspiration by Perusing Old Ideas
Remember that abstract art you painted years ago? Have you discovered something new about the subject matter you captured on canvas since then? Could you add more for an updated spinoff?
Reinventing the wheel is not always necessary, and – who knows? – there may be an idea hiding in your very own archives of creative work or past experiences.
Take a Break to Inspire Creativity
Whether you take a walk in the park, visit a quaint book shop, or test out that new pilates studio, taking a bit of time for yourself can be the best way to get ideas to flow.
Sometimes by not thinking about being creative, inspiring topics are free to pop into a relaxed, refreshed brain. You may be in the middle of the woods and have the best wedding favor ideas come right into your head.
Scour the Work of Creatives
Be careful here, as I’m not talking about copying or stealing ideas. Do you enjoy style? Take a fashion tip from a creative and make it your own.
Enjoy cooking? Find a great recipe online, make it and report on how much your family loved it. Maybe your caterer can include those elements into your wedding. Bounce off of another creative’s idea to find a starting point for your own take on an idea.
Take a Trip Down Memory Lane
Scour old albums or go through your phone (hello 2000 pictures!) to jog your memory. Sometimes an idea hits and we forget to write it down. Before we know it, we remember that we had an idea but don’t recall what it was!
Scrolling through images – whether family heirlooms or fresh ones from this week – may give you the “a-ha” moment you are longing for.
Final Thoughts on Creative Inspiration
No matter where you look for inspiration, know you are not alone in your search for ideas that you can incorporate into your wedding. Creative inspiration is out there… have fun in your quest!
Quick Tip: Carry around a little journal or keep a note on your phone so that when ideas do hit you, you have a go-to place to keep them handy.