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March 2023

6 Popular Sources of Wedding Inspiration For Your Big Day

Plan the perfect wedding with the help of these six sources of wedding inspirations.

Before you jump head first into planning the best day of your life, you need to know what you want for your wedding. Do you want pastel or bold shades? A romantic garden or minimalist green theme? Ballgown or a sexy mermaid silhouette?

If you don’t have an answer to these questions, then perhaps you are in need of some wedding inspirations to help you decide on what you want for your wedding before you even start planning for it. Don’t know where to find them? We’ve got your back. Let these six popular sources of wedding inspiration guide you towards the wedding of your dreams.

1. Real Weddings

Eunice and Jeremy’s Lively Wedding at Monti at 1-Pavilion by Freddy Wong Photography

If you ask me, real weddings are a great, all-round wedding planning tool. Not only is it a great source of inspiration and ideas as you browse through a wide variety of themes and looks, you’ll also have a better idea of how the themes would look like in real life, and how much it’ll cost to execute it.

Real weddings are also a wonderful avenue for you to discover new wedding vendors such as photographers, wedding boutiques, hair and makeup artists, and more, as well as tour the venues without having to make the trip down yourself! See what we mean about it being an all-rounder wedding planning tool?

2. Styled Wedding Shoots

An Elegant Wedding Styled Shoot Under The Stars at Botanico at The Garage by Wanderlust Dream

Besides real weddings, styled wedding shoots are a great way for brides to get exposed to a wider variety of wedding themes and locations. Modelled after a real wedding, styled wedding shoots are put together by a team of vendors who come together to create a beautiful set to showcase a new wedding theme or concept, or a new venue.

Since most styled wedding shoots feature a list of vendors such as venues, photographers, stylists, florists and sometimes, hair and makeup artists, they are the perfect place for brides to browse for inspiration and discover new vendors and venues for their wedding without going through Instagram for hours just to find the perfect match.

3. Inspiration Gallery

For busy brides-to-be, inspiration galleries are the perfect place to be inspired for your own wedding. These galleries offer a curated range of the best inspiration taken from real weddings and wedding styled shoots, saving you time from going through hundreds of them.

Thoughtfully organised into categories, you can get ideas for your wedding from our Inspiration Gallery as you browse through beautiful inspirations on wedding dresses, bridal bouquets, hair and makeup looks, proposal ideas, wedding decor, couple portraits and more. You can choose to further zoom in the type of inspirations you want to see by sorting them via colour or a particular wedding vendor.

If you’d like to see more from where the image came from, you can simply click on the link in the image to access the real wedding or styled shoot it came from.

4. Pinterest

Pinterest has been a staple for every bride-to-be (and groom-to-be!) since it came into being in 2010. A goldmine of images and ideas from all over the world, Pinterest is definitely the place to go to for some of the best and latest wedding inspiration on wedding dresses, rings, themes, hair and makeup, flowers, bridesmaids’ outfits, shoes, wedding invitations, and more.

What makes Pinterest even more awesome is that you can organise the ideas you like by saving them into boards, and then further sieve through them to create a wedding board that you can share with your wedding vendors to help them get on board with your wedding vision.

5. Instagram

Increasingly, couples planning their wedding are turning to Instagram for wedding inspiration. Like Pinterest, there is an abundance of wedding inspiration to be found on Instagram, shared by real life individuals who got married or attended a wedding, and wedding vendors who are sharing their work on a social platform.

While you are not able to create boards or organise the images you like on Instagram, you can limit your search to inspirations that can be found in Singapore only by using wedding hashtags with ‘sg’ behind, such as #weddingphotographersg or #weddingdresssg, to localise your search. That way, you’ll be able to connect with ideas and vendors who are located in Singapore, saving you time and effort from sifting through inspirations that can be recreated locally and searching for vendors who can recreate it.

You can also follow wedding related accounts on Instagram, such as SingaporeBrides’s Instagram page, for curated wedding inspirations, the latest wedding trends and wedding planning advice, as well as events such as wedding fairs, that you can browse through on the go or in the comfort of your home.

6. Yourself

Shauna and Rainer’s Minimalist and Modern Zen Wedding at Raffles Hotel Singapore by Iki Company

Yes, you! You are the best source of inspiration for your wedding. There’s plenty you can draw from your own lifestyle such as colours, dress styles or aesthetics that you prefer or are drawn to. Is your wardrobe filled with colours or a neutral colour palette? Are you more drawn to bold or pastel shades, or monochrome colours? Do interiors that are clean and modern attract you, or you prefer decor that is more psychedelic?

Knowing what you’re naturally drawn to will help you find the wedding inspiration you need for your big day. You can either base your wedding off of your preferences, or use them to help you find inspiration that you can incorporate them into for a unique take.

Feature image from Valerie and Wei Zhong’s Sunrise Yoga Shoot at Upper Peirce Reservoir by Senica Photos

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6 Popular Sources of Wedding Inspiration For Your Big Day