Before the wedding

3rd February 2019


How to style a wedding that is equal parts modern and traditional

Get the best of both worlds!


Want to have a wedding that feels traditional without sacrificing your personality in the process? The good news is, you can have the best of both worlds – the trick is figuring out where to strike the balance. Here’s how to do it.

Keep It Traditional: The Venue

A traditional wedding venue is tried, tested and true, which means there will likely be fewer bumps in the planning process, and less to worry about on the big day.

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Make it Modern: The Décor

At the same time, you can dress it up anyway you want it, to make it truly yours. Whether that includes florals, lighting, installations, or even props for the guests is totally up to you.

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Keep It Traditional: The Rings

There’s not much to improve upon when it comes to a pair of simple gold bands to symbolise your love.

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Make It Modern: The Vows

You can make your promise of eternal love to each other more special by writing your own vows.

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Keep It Traditional: The Dress

Classic cuts and fabrics are always a good idea when choosing your wedding dress. Features like high necks, lace and embroidery never go out of style.

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Make it Modern: The Bouquet

However, the bouquet is where you can really push the boat out, with wildflowers, exotic blooms, and even succulents if that’s what you like!

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Keep It Traditional: The Makeup

Makeup trends change like the weather, but simple bridal makeup – just enough to make you seem like the best version of yourself – will never let you down.

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Make It Modern: The Hair

You don’t have to stick to the elaborate up-dos of the past – nowadays, a bride can go for loose plaits, flowing waves, or just keep it short and chic.

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Keep It Traditional: The Drinks

When choosing the drinks for your reception, it’s generally safe to stick to wine, beer and some classic, high-quality spirits, perhaps with a signature cocktail or two.

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Make It Modern: The Food

Wedding fare has come a long way, and here you can truly wow your guests. From outstanding finger food to dedicated cuisine stands, food tends to be one of the most memorable parts of a wedding – so make sure it’s really special!

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Image Credits

Wedding Directory