10 Traditional Touches to Work Into Your Wedding

There’s nothing quite like a classic wedding. From timeless details to traditional touches, these are the ceremonies that are as stunning today as they will be twenty years from now. So, if you’re a bride-to-be with a passion for the perennial, here are a few of our favorite elements that will make your wedding truly one for the ages.

1. A long veil. There’s nothing so quintessentially bridal as the cathedral veil.

10 Traditional Touches to Work Into Your Wedding

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2. A beautiful bouquet. We love the look of a classic bouquet, with its stunning florals, sweet colors, and sophisticated shape.

10 Traditional Touches to Work Into Your Wedding

Photo by Sylvie Gil Photography

3. A gorgeous gown. Colorful dresses may be on point right now, but a formal, floor-length dress in white has staying power like nothing else. When you look back on your wedding photos in thirty or forty years, you won’t regret rocking a more traditional dress.

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4. A fatherly send-off. While the reasoning behind your father “giving you away” may be a bit antiquated, the notion is quite sweet. After your emotional walk down the aisle with dear ol’ dad, ask him to say something nice to your partner, shake his hand, and then give you a kiss before heading back to his seat. The photo op is reason enough to embrace this tradition!

10 Traditional Touches to Work Into Your Wedding
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5. Bridesmaids in black. A black and white color palette will definitely stand the test of time, so have your ladies rock some black dresses for a timeless touch.

10 Traditional Touches to Work Into Your Wedding

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6. Fabulous flower girls and rad ring bearers. Kids can really enhance your ceremony, so bring on the little ladies and gentlemen!

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7. Have some aisle style. From the aisle runner to the subtle yet totally stunning floral details, make a traditional statement with your aisle decor.

10 Traditional Touches to Work Into Your Wedding

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8. Timeless tablescapes. A pretty table gets us every time. Metallic accents and pretty petals are sure to get your guests talking for all the right reasons.

10 Traditional Touches to Work Into Your Wedding
Photo by Aaron Delesie 

9. A classic cake. The most timeless pieces make a statement without too much fuss, so keep your cake simple and sophisticated. Understated white detailing will definitely do the trick.

10 Traditional Touches to Work Into Your Wedding

Photo by Cory McCune Photography 

10. Getaway in Style. A vintage car (complete with cans and a “just married” sign) is the perfect way to ride off into the night as newlyweds.

10 Traditional Touches to Work Into Your Wedding

Photo by Katie Stoops Photography 

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