Delicate white florals, plenty of lush greenery, light linens, and minimal decor: These tried and true wedding details will never go out of style. And if you're a bride who prefers timelessness over trends, we suggest planning your ceremony and reception in a classic wedding style. You won't have to worry about photos looking dated: When you and your partner look back on your wedding photos decades from now, you'll still be madly in love with these enduring wedding ideas.
If you’re on the fence about whether or not to go classic for your big day, first compare your likes and dislikes to that of popular nuptial styles and themes, such as bohemian, modern, and rustic. If these beloved, popular themes are just not your cup of tea, then a classic wedding is probably the ideal choice for you and your big day. Often a more formal celebration, a classic wedding frequently features beautiful green and white florals, refined color schemes, plenty of clean lines, and sophisticated elegance. Translation: Total. Bridal. Bliss.
There are plenty of ways to incorporate a classic wedding theme into your big day. For wedding invitations, opt for romantic calligraphy. At the ceremony, you and your about-to-be spouse can recite more traditional wedding vows to add formality to the whole affair. Dance the night away to classic wedding songs, like Etta James's "At Last." And after dinner, dine on towering tiers of white buttercream—a popular feature of wedding cakes going way back.
For more examples of this elegant aesthetic, we asked the experts for their favorite classic wedding ideas that'll never go out of style.