Shine Bright Like a Diamond – Best Wedding Styling Ideas for Couples

Shine Bright Like a Diamond – Best Wedding Styling Ideas for Couples

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Apart from the bridal dress, the most fun item on the wedding checklist is the décor and theme. Fortunately, you can find inspiration just about anywhere from Pinterest posts, real wedding features to styled shoots on online magazines. Unfortunately, you want everything, from the gorgeous flower arrangements to beautifully detailed neon signs!

With so many beautiful ideas out there, you’ll be hard pressed to pick one that works at creating a cohesive wedding theme for you. To help you find an idea that works for you, here are a few different themes that are most popular right now. Get inspired as you learn the major differences between different ideas.

The Classic Wedding

Often, the classic wedding (also known as the traditional wedding) is a formal event that includes a three-course dinner affair for the reception. Highlights of this wedding include marrying in the church, classical white bridal wear like those available at, and formal celebrations after tying the knot. For the men, the groom wears a classic black tuxedo, while groomsmen dress in formal suits or tuxedos.

The bridal party includes ring bearers, ushers, junior groomsmen and bridesmaids, page boys, and even flower girls. Some of the most popular traditions with this type of wedding include speeches, mother-son and father-daughter dances, cutting the cake, and the bouquet toss. In some cultures, church weddings have elements of cultural and traditional incorporated into the ceremony.

The Vintage

The vintage wedding is all about adding elements of some bygone era into your wedding. For instance, one of the most common vintage wedding ideas borrow from the Victorian era. To use this idea, you will need to wear your hair, garments and even makeup worn – not mentioning, venue decoration. Some vintage weddings have a sit-down dinner.

A vintage wedding based on the 20s would have cocktail parties, vintage photo booths, and jazz music, completed by vintage cars to enhance the theme. While your vintage wedding may be formal, you don’t have to include all the time-honored bridal party members or formalities.

The Rustic

Why don’t you consider having a rustic wedding that’s inspired by country life’s simplicity, while embracing the outdoors? The rustic wedding usually incorporates rustic elements like unstructured bouquets, metal, and timber.

The best place to hold your rustic wedding, for maximal effect, is in a shed, outdoor under a tree, shed, or barn. Some ideas include having the wedding on the same property or location, including a sit-down dinner reception.

While you may incorporate some formalities into your big day, the rustic wedding is most often a laid-back function. You have the option of choosing many bridal party members as possible or even just none at all.

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Your DIY

A do-it-yourself wedding is where you’ve done much of the styling, decoration and Bomboniere yourself. In many cases, this type of wedding is a smart-casual affair that may involve a sit-down dinner or even a cocktail style reception approach.

This wedding helps cut costs for budget-conscious couples, with some brides going all the way to creating their own bouquet and doing their own make-up.


Overall, the type of wedding idea you choose should be a true reflection of your personalities as a couple. While looking at these ideas, ask yourselves how you would want your dream wedding to convey your story together. In addition, the theme chosen should be a complement to your venue.

If you prefer a garden theme, set up your celebrations outside to create the look and feel you would like – instead of spending huge amounts on decorations. Hopefully, these wedding ideas for couples will inspire you into actually finding a theme that is all about you.