Here’s What You Need To Put On Your Wedding Mood Board

Hey, ladies! Let’s talk about wedding mood boards today. Now, for those of you who don’t know what a wedding mood board is, it’s basically a canvas that contains all your wedding pegs. The color scheme, flowers, dress, or decor–it’s all on that one board. Whether you’re trying to figure out what you want your wedding to look like or even if you already know, seeing all of those ideas put together will give you a clearer picture of what works or not! If you’re wondering how to get started, read on for some of the essential need-to-put elements.

Here's What You Need To Put On Your Wedding Mood Board

 

1. Color

This is the most basic of them all. Color says a lot about the mood of your wedding (and BTW, it doesn’t just mean the color of your bridesmaids’ dress). If you choose navy blues and purples, the mood instantly becomes moodier but still elegant. If you choose baby pinks and yellows, I’d guess that the mood would be bright and almost whimsical. You can be creative when putting color on your mood board. (We recommend placing three to five–and yes, that means even three shades of blue mean three colors.) You can go with the actual color swatches, like the Pantone colors, or you can choose photos of details, dresses, or flowers that have the colors that you want.

Building your wedding mood board Color
A. Photo: Jeff & Lisa Photography, Real Wedding: Sky Blue Sweethearts | B. Photo: Donnie Magbanua, Real Wedding: A Beautiful Blue Beach Wedding in Boracay | C. Photo: Mark Cantalejo, Styled Shoot: Oceans of Beautiful Blue | D. Photo: Nez Cruz, Real Wedding: Tasteful Tropics and True Love

 

2. Texture

From the material of your dress to the kind of bouquet you want, find photos that show the kind of texture that you want. For example, if you’re having a rustic-themed wedding, you can get photos of wooden table centerpieces, of burlap bags you can use for wedding favors, or the parchment paper you want to use for your invites.

Building your wedding mood board Texture
A. Photo: Foreveryday Photography, Real Wedding: Sunset Sweethearts | B. Photo: Rainbowfish Photography, Real Wedding: Simplicity by the Sea | C. Photo: Paopao Sanchez, Real Wedding: Bright Blues and Calm Waters | D. Photo: Foreveryday Photography, Real Wedding: Sunset Sweethearts | E. Photo: Mayad Studios, Real Wedding: Blue Belles and Seashells

 

3. Details

Everything is in the details! If you found a photo of this nice geometric decoration, a beautiful cake, a macaron tower, some nice fonts, patterns, arrangements, monograms, even favors and guest book ideas–put them in your mood board too.

Building your wedding mood board Details
A. Photo: Nelwin Uy, Real Wedding: Romantic Reverie | B. Photo: Jaja Samaniego, Real Wedding: Seafoam Sophistication | C. Photo: Jeff & Lisa Photography, Real Wedding: Sky Blue Sweethearts | D. Photo: Lloyed Valenzuela Photography, Real Wedding: Seaside Syncopation | E. Photo: Jaja Samaniego, Real Wedding: Seafoam Sophistication | F. Photo: Chestknots Studio, Real Wedding: Charmed by Colonial Chic

 

4. Fashion

Yes, we can’t forget the dress and the shoes! (Now’s the time you can use all those Fashion Friday pegs hehe!) You can also put cute photos of flower girl or ring bearer outfits or even headpieces! And if your fiancé wants in, you put some photos of a suit or barong too.

Building your wedding mood board Fashion
A. Photo: Chestknots Studio, Real Wedding: Navy Blue Beauty | B. Photo: Rainbowfish Photography, Real Wedding: Sweet Siargao Bliss | C. Photo: Paopao Sanchez, Real Wedding: Laid-back Loveliness | D. Photo: Mayad Studios, Real Wedding: Blue Belles and Seashells | E. Photo: Rainbowfish Photography, Real Wedding: Sun, Sand, and Simplicity

 

5. Location

The specifics aren’t necessary, but if you’re planning to have an outdoor wedding–whether in a beach, garden, or even out of the country–you might want to put in some photos too. You know, just in case. Plus, they’re also pretty to look at!

Building your wedding mood board Location
A. Photo: Rainbowfish Photography, Real Wedding: Sweet Siargao Bliss | B. Photo: Paopao Sanchez, Real Wedding: Laid-back Loveliness | C. Photo: Lloyed Valenzuela Photography, Real Wedding: The Brightest Blues | D. Photo: Rock Paper Scissors Photography, Real Wedding: A Sea of Love

 

When it comes to making your wedding mood boards, there’s actually no hard and fast rule. It’s your wedding so you can choose and put whatever you want. While I hope these elements help you out, you’re more than free to let your imaginations run wild and free. Enjoy!

 

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