One of the first questions we ask our Brides & Grooms is:
"What is the T H E M E of your wedding?"
And we've heard it all....
Black & White, Love, Winter Wonderland, Christmas, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Great Gatsby, Spring, Summer, Disney, Paris....
If you can dream it, we've probably heard it as a theme for a wedding.
And then we ask:
"What is your overall V I S I O N of your big day?"
So why would we ask seemingly the same question twice?
Because, there is a difference between having a theme and having a vision of your day! And ROCK N' EVENTS is all about distinguishing the two!
ROCK N' EVENTS Dictionary
Theme: An inspirational idea that can directly or indirectly influence the design of a wedding/event.
Vision: A clear/concise idea for the overall design, concept and details of a wedding/event.
When a Bride & Groom come to ROCK N' EVENTS with a theme we understand that means they have been inspired by an idea that can be crafted and personalized to fit them. Typically an excess of Pinterest is involved (which we love & fully support!) and the couple has fallen in love with the idea of implementing these details into their big day! These couples are very open to our design ideas and typically allow us to create a full design concept specifically for them.
When a Bride & Groom come to ROCK N' EVENTS with a vision of their big day, we know they mean design business. A couple with a vision already know exactly how they want to design their wedding and we, as designers, need to deliver this pre-envisioned wedding/event to the best of our ability. When working with a couples vision it is our job to translate this into realistic goals for their event and provide alternatives when our professional opinion is required. A vision also extends past the overall design of the event. A vision also includes the overall aesthetic, production and vibe of the day.
Think of it this way:
A theme is knowing which brand of car you'd like to buy.
A vision is knowing the car, the model, the color and even the number of cup holders you want! (you can never have too many cup holders!)
Or in Bridal Speak:
A Theme is knowing you want an ivory bridal gown.
A Vision is knowing you want the Maggie Sottero "Kennedy" bridal gown, from her Fall 2015 collection, in ivory, with an added cap sleeve and a cathedral length veil detailed with perfect lace appliqué around the edges. (Not that we've thought of this before...)
Now we don't want to sound like a vision is the overbearing parent to the traditional idea of having a wedding theme, but it's is the more detailed of the two.
One of our favorite moments during a consultation (after listening to the Proposal Story of course!) is hearing all the amazing ideas a couple has for their big day. We highly encourage an detailed theme when discussing weddings with our future Mr. & Mrs., but understand the difference when we have a couple with a specific vision.
So whether you have the most detailed and vivid vision of your big day, or you just really love the color coral, never forget the most important detail in every wedding: You Two. The second most important aspect is having a coordinator who understands and respects your vision or inspiration! You can always count on the Rockstars at ROCK N' EVENTS to rock your design!
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When searching for your full-service or day-of coordinator, always remember to find someone who compliments your vision, not complicates it. Also, when meeting for an event or design consultation bring along any photos or inspirations you have to show your coordinator! Or just pull up your Pinterest!
People who Pin together, Design together!
Below are some design inspirations to fuel that design fire in us all! Whether you enjoy the simpler designs or the all-out concepts, we know you will find the perfect fit for your special day! Follow our Pinterest for more inspiration!