Guest Blog: Mary Botros of M.B. Classics Events, Chicago Wedding Planner
This week’s guest blog comes to us from Mary Botros, Chicago Wedding Planner at M.B. Classics Events. What once started out as a simple hobby, Mary has progressed into a stunning career with over 13 years of experience. Mary’s main objective is to plan and create an event that you can cherish for a lifetime. With such memorable designs, it would be hard not to!
Mary uses her expertise to provide a few tips for establishing a theme for your wedding.
Choosing your Wedding Theme
The world of wedding planning is filled with challenges, let alone the idea that you’re about to be married. So the ultimate question everyone always asks, “Did you pick out your theme or your colors?” For most, this is a simple question with a direct answer. But for some this can be a difficult portion of the planning. So here are some tips on how to go about choosing the right theme that fits into your wedding.
Sit with your partner and talk about your memories.
- When we get a client, we make them go through surveys in order to learn more about their personalities, their likes and dislikes, but also to relate the wedding back to the individuals. So sit with your partner and discuss your history, before you know it, you’ll be opening up a whole world of ideas to pick from.
Look to the season
- A great way to start looking at colors and themes is using your wedding date as a starting point. Spring, summer, fall and winter each bring on a wide range of colors and ideas. For example, spring allows for the lighter shades of colors with a more airy feel, where as summer you can introduce brighter, fierier colors into you planning.
- Sometimes, your theme can be in something as small as a particular show you like to watch together or even a type of wine you both enjoy. Bringing that into the mix can start you off on road of ideas that help you establish a unique theme.
- Let’s face it: the best way to really see how you feel about theme or color scheme is to see it. We are visual creatures, thus our ability to really envision something lies within our ability to perceive it. We highly recommend looking through magazines, pinterest, or even architectural magazines. It’s all about finding a muse! And once you’ve found it, your planner or event designer can expand on it!
No matter how you pick or choose your colors, remember it should always relate to you and your future spouse. Having your guests relate to the wedding by seeing you through your theme is one of the greatest ways to make the event as personal as possible!