Classic or Traditional Themed Weddings & Events 

by Louise Manning

13th April 2019

A classic or traditional wedding or event is often, quite a formal occasion which includes a sit-down three-course dinner at a reception.

Markers of such a wedding or event, typically, include the couple marrying in a church; although nothing is stopping the couple or clients for opting for an outdoor ceremony. The bride wearing a classically styled, usually princess ballgown-style wedding dress, in white, of course, as well as formal celebrations following the ceremony. The groom will wear a classic black tuxedo, and the groomsmen will generally wear a tuxedo also or a formal suit. The bridal party will usually consist of many members including flower girls, page boys, junior bridesmaids/groomsmen, ushers and ring bearers.

Formal celebrations that are prevalent in a classic or traditional wedding include professional wedding photos, the cutting of the cake, speeches, first dance, father-daughter and mother-son dances, and the garter and bouquet toss. If the couple are married in a church, there may be further religious or cultural traditions that are incorporated into the ceremony also. For example, in some cultures, once the ceremony has commenced the bridal party will wait in a receiving line at the alter so that each and every guest present can come past one by one and congratulate the bridal party.

Other classic or traditional functions and events generally grasp the same concept as weddings like baptisms, christening etc...

Photos speak a thousand words ask for our styling guide for inspiration and many classic or traditional themed weddings and event ideas.