Planning a wedding is like creating a piece of art. It’s not just about the final product, but also about enjoying the process. With enough time and creative planning, you and your fiance can create something beautiful that captures your personalities and represents what it means for you to be married.
Every wedding is different and the creative process begins on a blank canvas. The medium, tools and techniques used are unique to each couple. However, most weddings and couples share a few things in common, in their approach and style I have called these the Wedding Planning Archetypes.
The Sketch Artist – no frills
The Sketch Artist wedding planning archetype refers to couples that want a quick, no-frills wedding planning experience. Many Sketch Artists choose to elope or have a micro-wedding with a select few guests attending. These types of weddings are often extremely affordable, intimate, and don’t come with a lot of stress.
The Woodworker – DIY
The Woodworker archetype refers to the casual, cool and comfortable wedding planners. They are very hands-on with their wedding plans and incorporate a lot of creative projects into the day. Woodworkers are often budget-conscious and typically choose to have their weddings at venues such as vineyards, country manors or even their own backyard.
The Painter – traditional
The Painter archetype is for the couple who draw their wedding inspiration from generations past. They usually like to stick to traditional formats for their wedding and incorporate religious or cultural elements into their celebrations. Painters often have weddings in a church, mosque or other significant locations.
The Architect – formal, highly detailed
The Architect archetype is for the couple with big dreams, but little time. Architects are often time-poor and choose to outsource some of the planning to wedding professionals in order to see their grand ideas come to life. Many Architects will hire out lavish wedding venues in the city or with exceptional views.
The Sculptor – extravagant
The Sculptor archetype is for the elaborate, multi-day wedding festival. Sculptors work with three dimensions to make a dynamic masterpiece. Sculptor weddings often have several key events taking place over the course of a few days and are known for getting loud and boozy. Many Sculptor weddings include glamping, or booking out adjoining rooms of a hotel.
The Photographer – destination, memory maker
The Photographer archetype is for destination and luxurious weddings. We’re talking all-out-over-the-top-no-expense-spared. This type of wedding was born to be photographed. Budget is no problem, and the most important thing is that everyone is having a blast!
You might fit one of these archetypes neatly. Perhaps there’s some crossover between 2 or 3 of them. There are no rules with wedding planning, but choosing which archetype you fit will help you make faster, less stressful decisions about the wedding moving forward.