Do you know your personal wedding planning style? Are you a dreamer or a perfectionist? A rookie or nonconformist? Take this quick personality quiz to find out:
Wedding Style Scoring
Question 1: A-1, B-2, C-3, D-4
Question 2: A-2, B-1, C-3, D-4
Question 3: A-4, B-3, C-1, D-2
Question 4: A-1, B-2, C-3, D-4
Question 5: A-4, B-3, C-1, D-2
Question 6: A-2, B-1, C-4, D-3
Question 7: A-1, B-3, C-4, D-2
Question 8: A-2, B-4, C-3, D-1
Question 9: A-3, B-4, C-2, D-1
Question 10: A-2, B-3, C-1, D-4
Question 11: A-1, B-2, C-3, D-4
Question 12: A-1, B-4, C-2, D-3
Once your score has been totaled, discover which wedding planning personality you identify with most:
12-20 points—the Dreamer You've been planning your wedding since childhood, and have collected endless inspiration over the years. You're genuinely excited about the wedding planning, and will walk into vendor meetings having done your research. This is all great stuff, but your high expectations can leave you disappointed. So don't get too attached to any single piece of your vision, flexibility is key. Also, fine-tune your ideas to fit the modern world, since something that inspired you 5 years ago might make you gag today. For dreamers, it's all about prioritization, being flexible, maintaining balance, and planning in appropriate settings (I.e. not at the office).
21-29 points—the Perfectionist Are you interviewing 5 of each vendor type? Trying 9 different flavors of wedding cake before making a decision? If so, you're definitely a perfectionist. You'll do best with a longer planning timeline (one year, ideally) and can minimize the stress of forgetting important details by keeping notes along the way. When you first start planning, let your mind wander freely and creatively, and focus on what you like (not what you don't like). Articulate your vision to vendors through photos, and allow the vendors to do their jobs and execute your vision. The perfectionist's worst enemy is stress, so try to have fun, stay active and remember that it's just one day.
30-39 points—the Rookie If you know little about weddings and are dragging your feet on starting to plan the big day, you're probably a rookie. And if you are, that's perfectly ok. Not everyone is a wedding planning maven. As a rookie, you must believe in your vision and ideas and fight the urge to lean on someone else for planning advice... unless that someone else is your wedding planner. Clip photos of anything that inspires you, and stick to your guns once you identify styles that speak to you.
40-48 points—the Nonconformist Will your wedding be offbeat, quirky and full of personality? Does the notion of uniformly dressed bridesmaids make you gag? If yes, you're a nonconformist bride, and often the best at staying on budget. For the wedding ceremony, identify traditions that speak to you, and add a personal twist of unconventional. Bottom line? Stay true to yourself without sacrificing the comfort of your guests.
*Wedding planning personality quiz from The Wedding Book by Mindy Weiss