It’s that time of year again! That time when holiday cheer abounds and we are inspired by little twinkly lights and glittery ornaments.
It’s also that time of year when we do our annual Holiday Mood Board Challenge. This is a fun challenge because participants of our FB group, Becoming a Wedding Planner, get to practice their design skills. The winner of the challenge gets my Wedding Planner Lookbook.
Holiday Wedding Planner Mood Board Ideas
I want to applaud all those who took part this year. Your mood board ideas have definitely put us in the holiday spirit. Before I show off all the mood boards, I wanted to take a quick moment and share some information about what a wedding planner mood board is and how we use them in our wedding planning businesses.
What’s a Mood Board?
A mood board is a collage of color palettes and images that inspire a particular design project. A mood board helps designer and client convey a mutual vision. The mood board should be able to paint a scene, from the mood of the event, to a particular style and all the little details in between, for the beholder.
Why Do Wedding Planners Use Mood Boards?
Weddings are very visual events and mood boards help clients realize their vision. Before you start the mood board process, a Design Questionnaire is a good first step. Also, ask your clients to start a Pinterest board and tell them to start posting favorite images, colors, and textures.
How to Make a Mood Board
If you’re not a design guru, Canva is a great place to start. They have a ton of free templates already made and ready to use. But if you’re wanting to learn more about how wedding planners use mood boards in their business, my Mood Boards Made Simple mini-course is what you want. This course is specifically designed for wedding planners. Not bloggers or any blow shmow who wants to know about mood boards. This is a mini-course created to help incoming wedding planners get competitive among their competition. We talk about all the different ways a mood board can help elevate your business, design concepts, inspirational tools, and so much more. You can find out more here.
Holiday Wedding Planner Mood Board Ideas
All right, here we go! Like I said before, I’m so proud of these ladies. Lyndsey Fitts of Bluebird Events LLC was the winner of 2021 Holiday Mood Board Challenge. Josie Mumm of Roam Camps + Events was the runner-up. It was a close call and you’ll see why. In the comments below, let me know which one was your favorite.
Dusty Blue Winter Wedding. I don’t particularly like winter, but I love Christmas and it is also for this reason that I decided to get married during the Christmas season. For me, Christmas is a symbol of hope, love, and gratitude, and for me, the soft colors I chose symbolize these moments. @deboradicosteweddings
A Blue Christmas. I grew up in Michigan where we have bitter cold winters, and have spent Christmas in Germany and Texas as well. While being in Germany was similar to Michigan, my Texas Christmas wasn’t the same without some snow. It snowed half an inch and I played in it like a little kid. Weddings and Christmas are about the people around you, so whether you have snow or not you make the most of it. With this beautiful color palette, you can celebrate the holiday season in the cold or in the sun, while still feeling jolly. Holidays have always been huge in my family, and I carry that tradition on with my kids. We make cookies, have game night, watch Christmas movies, drink cocoa, and enjoy looking at the snow from the inside. @events_byjamie
Florida Winter Wedding. I went with a Florida theme since I live in FL and we don’t really get snow at all which means it’s pretty green down here 24/7. So, I decided to do a nice hunter green (when I see it, it reminds me of the word ‘classy’ – hence the Rolls-Royce) with a splash of the ever-matching tan with touches of gold highlights. Of course, the wedding will be on our local beaches. Oh, and don’t forget our green wedding specialty drink for the evening. @PinkParrottWeddingsandEvents
The Calm Before the Snowstorm. I really love the crisp, cool mornings. I live in Texas, so we don’t ever get snow, except for that one time in February 2021. Snow has such beauty during the winter & holidays in most places & I wish I’d get to see it more often. Blues & greys are such calming colors that these colors truly made me think of winter & the holidays. What I love about the holidays are those crisp, cool mornings as I said above. I’d love to one day walk out onto my front porch with a peppermint white mocha in my hand and the snow below my feet. By Maryssa Margaret Fritz of Grace and Gold Event.
‘Tis The Season to be Married. I love Christmas and actually have a bride who I’m creating a vision for with a Christmas theme. There’s nothing I love more than combining silk material dresses and holly berries into a Christmas wedding! I would love someone to do a “dancing with Santa” or a letter to Santa type of wedding. Some way to incorporate it farther than just the Christmas feel but also the whole Christmas spirit! By Lyndsey Fitts of Bluebird Events LLC. 🌟2021 Winner
Eat, Drink and Be Married. I love a winter wedding that isn’t so holiday themed. This is all about celebration and coziness! I am a holiday freak, I love to decorate, be out in the hustle and bustle, and wrap myself up in a sweater with a coffee. It’s my favorite time of year! By Josie Mumm of Roam Camps + Events.
Last Words on These Mood Board Ideas
This mood board challenge puts me right into the holiday spirit and I hope it does the same for you. Which wedding style spoke to you? It’s a hard choice, I know! As a new planner, you should know that a well-designed mood board can be a linchpin tool for up-leveling your wedding planning company. It can land you that awesome styled shoot you’ve been planning in your head for months. This can then lead to better marketing material, which ultimately helps you book more clients. Check out my mini-course to get started today. Until next year!