What Kind of Wedding Should I Have? How to Decide Once and for All With a Quick Wedding Quiz

The answer may surprise you.
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Photo: Rene Zadori Photography, Event Planning: Andrea Eppolito Events, Floral Design: Javier Valentino
Hannah Nowack The Knot Senior Weddings Editor
Hannah Nowack
Hannah Nowack The Knot Senior Weddings Editor
Hannah Nowack
Senior Editor
  • Hannah writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a focus on real wedding coverage.
  • Hannah has a passion for DE&I and plays an integral role in ensuring The Knot content highlights all voices and all love stories.
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Hannah was the Social Media Editor at Martha Stewart Weddings.
Updated Mar 11, 2024

What kind of wedding should I have? Before you can complete any wedding planning tasks you need to answer this very important question and identify your dream wedding style. Enter: The Knot Style Quiz. To take out all of the guesswork for nearlyweds wondering "What's my wedding style?" we developed a one-stop-shop wedding style quiz to help you unveil the details of your dream wedding. Read on for all the details about how to take our wedding quiz and what to do once your answers are revealed.

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How Do I Decide What Kind of Wedding I Want?

Do you want a big or small wedding guest list? Do you want a local or destination wedding? First, you need to set your wedding budget and outline your wedding priorities. Without clarity on these two areas, you won't be able to nail a wedding style that fits the brief.

When it comes to deciding on your priorities, a good exercise is to write a wedding mission statement to gain clarity on what kind of wedding ceremony and reception are best for you. As for how to build your budget, The Knot Budgeter can help you do just that. With your priorities and budget set you'll be able to lean into next steps like making a wedding guest list, booking wedding vendors and identifying your wedding style.

How Do I Find My Wedding Style?

Now that you know the general type of wedding you want it's time to get down to business and answer the question "How do I figure out my wedding style?" I get it, there are so many words to describe wedding styles that nailing your own wedding vibe can feel like an insurmountable task.

To make your life easier, we've put together a quick wedding quiz that will uncover your dream wedding style in just a few short clicks. A wedding aesthetic quiz is a great tool that cuts through the noise of inspiration you can find online. While resources like social media and Pinterest are treasure troves of ideas, it's easy to get overwhelmed by all the disparate inspiration. That's why our wedding style quiz narrows down all the ideas into easy-to-digest advice that will be the best fit for your custom wedding.

How to Use The Knot's Wedding Style Quiz

The Knot Style Quiz only takes a few minutes to complete. Your wedding aesthetic quiz results will serve as a blueprint for your wedding. And the best part about this "What kind of wedding should I have?" quiz is that there are no wrong answers! There's a personalized wedding style out there for every newlywed just a few quick clicks away.

Directions for Desktop

What type of wedding should I have? The answers are just a few short clicks away with The Knot Style Quiz.

  1. Make an account on The Knot.
  2. Select Planning Tools from the top toolbar and click Style Quiz in the drop-down menu.
  3. Answer questions as prompted. You'll also be asked to select your fave pictures. Just like a dating app, heart is for yes and X is for no.
  4. At the end, click See Your Style Results to unveil your wedding aesthetic.
  5. Learn about how to bring your style to life with inspiration for your color palette, venue, stationery and more.
  6. If the results of the wedding aesthetic quiz feel off to you, you can retake the wedding quiz.

Directions for Mobile

Looking for an on-the-go way to plan your wedding? Thanks to The Knot App you can do just that.

  1. Download The Knot App and make an account.
  2. Select Planning in the bottom toolbar and click Your Vision.
  3. Answer questions as prompted. You'll also be asked to select your fave pictures. Just like a dating app, swipe right for ones you love and left for ideas that aren't your cup of tea.
  4. You'll be guided through multiple inspiration sections, click Move on when you're ready once you've swiped on at least four images you love in a given section. Click Take me to my Wedding Vision at the end to reveal your dream wedding vibe.
  5. If the style doesn't feel quite right you can retake the wedding quiz.

What to Do With Your Results

So what's next after you've taken The Knot Style Quiz? Now that you've addressed the question "What kind of wedding do I want?" you are ready to implement your aesthetic.

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