When it comes to planning your wedding, one of the most important things to think about is what kind of look you want you and your wedding to have. While trends come and go, there are classic and timeless wedding styles that always look elegant and are able to stand the tests of time.
Fortunately, achieving these looks is easier than you might think. If you’re looking to create a classic yet fabulous look for your big day, here are three tips to help you get started.
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1. Less Is Always More
There is a reason that some looks are known as timeless. Not even something as omnipresent and neverending as time can take away the edge of certain classic styles.
When it comes to creating this type of wedding style, keeping your look simple will always be the key. This doesn’t mean that your look has to be basic or boring, but certain trends can quickly become tacky.
Instead of following a trend simply for the sake of being relevant, keep these few key elements in mind when creating your own unique classic wedding look:
- Think timeless, sophisticated, and refined with your overall wedding look.
- Stick to clean lines and a flattering silhouette when choosing your wedding dress.
- Compliment your wedding dress with accessories that are simple and lack ornamentation.
- Keep your hair and makeup simple. Consider slicking it back or putting it up in a bun. Whatever suits you, your wedding dress and the weather you’re wedding might be held in.
- Most importantly: Trust your makeup artist and hairstylist and show them your dress and accessories and how you normally style yourself. This will help them create a more fluid and effortless look that suits your style and personality 100%.
First three photos: Photos from our Bridal Editorial in Mallorca.
Second three photos: Photos from our Bridal Botanical Styled Shoot.
Last three photos: Photos from our Bridal Editorial Styled Shoot.
2. Ask Yourself The Right Questions
When planning your timeless wedding style, ask yourself questions that will help keep you aligned with your vision and true self. Some of these questions could include:
- Is my style something I will love before, during, and long after the wedding?
- Are my wedding dress, hair, and makeup graceful, simple, timeless, and refined? What about my shoes and accessories?
- Would I like this if it wasn’t trending?
- Am I thinking about how I would like this or how people will perceive me with this?
There are no rules here. If something feels right, then go for it! Just make sure that your questions and answers nudge you in the right direction and keep you from falling down too far into the rabbit hole of glossy magazines and social media trends.
3. Trust Your Gut
Style is ultimately in the eye of the beholder, so what someone might find appealing to them, may not be appealing to someone else. Trust your gut while choosing your wedding items–your gut will always lead you in the right direction.
Trust it while choosing your wedding vendors as well. You’re hiring these professionals for a reason. You love their work and their personality, and you feel comfortable with them. Whatever the reason is though, make sure that you listen to what your gut says about them and your wedding styling.
By trusting your gut and staying authentic to yourself during your wedding planning process, you will create a wedding look that is not only timeless but also unique to you. You will feel 100% like you and can enjoy your wedding day to the fullest and from the Getting Ready all the way to the Party.
Scroll through these photos to see how these brides have incorporated their own style and personality into their wedding styling:
First three photos: Photos from our City Bridal Editorial.
Second three photos: Photos from the French Styled Shoot.
Last three photos: Photos from the Lake Como Styled Shoot.
There are so many things that you can do to have a classic wedding but the most important thing that will help make sure your wedding still feels classic and timeless 25 years from now is staying true to yourself! I cannot stress enough how important doing this is.
Embrace your tastes and don’t be afraid if your wedding plans don’t look like you imagined them when you were 16. Oftentimes the things we like evolve over time and that’s okay.
Just remember to keep it simple and do whatever you want! Your wedding can be simple while also showing off both you and your partner’s personalities.
There is so much beauty in simplicity and it will help you to create a classic and timeless wedding look for your big day that you will love for years to come.
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Brilliant post, I’m all about timeless moments so this is going to be helpful for so many people planning their weddings!
Thanks so much! Yes I really do hope so. 🙂