Congratulations 🙂 all you newly engaged Brides-to-be! Now, you’ve got the ring, and now the Wedding Planning – the fun part begins! Weddings are so personal and unique these days that there is no one best way to do it.
With so many possibilities, some brides cannot even figure out where to begin! But before you go try on gorgeous gowns and pick out the perfect venue, you and your Groom need to decide what style wedding is right for you. Should you have a backyard BBQ? a beach wedding? a church ceremony? a forest backyard? a loft wedding style, or something else entirely?
This handy guide to wedding styles will help you narrow it down to the type of wedding which will be just right for you and your fiance.
Wedding Style for A Traditional Bride
Church weddings can run the range from formal to low-key, but in general they are fairly traditional. The number one reason to choose a church wedding is indeed tradition, as well as your religious beliefs. If you envision a formal wedding, a church ceremony is a great way to start. Feel free to choose a wedding gown with a long train, crystal beading, or ornate embroidery for a church wedding. Add all the trimmings, such as a veil, beautiful headpiece, and handmade pearl and crystal wedding jewelry. Follow a traditional church service with a reception in an equally traditional venue, like a hotel ballroom, country club, or an historic mansion.
Wedding Style for A Classic Bride
Your everyday lifestyle is always a good place to begin when thinking about the ideal style for your wedding celebration. If you are the sort of woman who favors twinsets with colour coordinated shoes, you will probably be most at home in a classic location, such as a country club. Wear a white silk strapless A-line gown, carry a bouquet of pink peonies, and dance to a big band. Other options for brides with classic tastes can include yacht clubs or formal tented weddings.
Most country clubs offer outstanding gardens that can provide a stunning ambiance for your reception. You will want to start early in booking the location for your wedding reception, because great venues tend to fill up fast.
Bride : jefflovesjessica.com | bridesmaids : carliestatsky.com via stylemepretty | Wreath Wedding Decoration : mibelleinc.com | Wedding Reception at Houston Oaks Country Club photo by kellidurham.com via stylemepretty
Wedding Style for couples who love the great outdoors
Many brides fantasize about being married on the beach. The natural beauty of a beach location is certainly beyond compare, but there is a certain lack of control which is inherent in this type of wedding. You will be happiest with a beach wedding if you are willing to put up with a bit of uncertainty or imperfections. Before committing to a ceremony on the beach, be sure that you will be comfortable with getting your wedding dress sandy or having your bridal veil being blown into your face by the wind during the vow exchange. Beach weddings are fantastic for sun-worshipers, couples who love the great outdoors, and brides who can be flexible. A short wedding dress worn with handmade beach theme wedding jewelry is terrific for a wedding on the sand.
Wedding Dress by Lace & Liberty via Fab Mood photo by Michele Beckwith | Wedding Reception on the beach : laurenkinsey.com | Wedding ceremony : waireyes.com | Wedding Decoration : Taryn Baxter Photography via Mexico destination wedding on Fab Mood
Wedding Style for the ultimate city girl
A chic loft wedding will be perfect for you if you are the ultimate city girl. If you are the one who is in the know about the coolest restaurants, the best clubs, and the latest art events, you will feel right at tome in a loft. The wide open space is ideal for a modern wedding, and the blank canvas will allow your creative side to run wild. Modern minimalist or retro-chic are two great design schemes for a loft reception. An alternative to a loft is a wedding held in an art gallery, or other non-traditional space. You may need a wedding planner to help you track down some of the off-the-beaten path venues which can host your cool and unique urban wedding.
Wedding Style for casual brides and grooms
Very casual brides and grooms will enjoy an outdoor wedding in a site like a park, forest, or backyard. This is a terrific option for anyone who likes very relaxed entertaining, as well as for the DIY bride. A casual outdoor wedding is for you if you picture reception tables decorated with oilcloth and pitchers of wildflowers, on which guests can dine on upscale comfort foods. Also casual tastes can include eco-friendly couples. As long as you plan the style of wedding which best suits your taste and lifestyle, it is sure to be a wonderful celebration.
See you tomorrow for a beautiful autumn real wedding in jewel tone. xo