Your wedding day is a day you’ve probably been dreaming about for a long time - and it’s only natural that you want it to be perfect.
This year, the whole nation has a wedding to look forward to, but it’s not just the Royals who’ll be prepping for their special day! There’ll be hundreds of couples tying the knot and making arrangements for their big day.
To give you a little inspiration, here are 10 timeless wedding trends that’ll ensure your wedding day is a Royal affair!
A wedding table is tied together by the centrepiece and is traditionally some kind of floral arrangement. Whether you choose to keep it subtle with small bouquets, or go slightly bigger with mini trees and candelabras, centrepieces are a trend that’ll never tire.
Lace details are an incredibly elegant touch to a wedding, whether it’s on the veil, the dress or the decor. Lace was traditionally worn to demonstrate how wealthy one was, but nowadays it’s more commonly associated with new beginnings.
Veils are a beautiful statement piece, adding grace and elegance to your wedding dress. In Ancient Greece veils were worn by brides to keep the evil spirits away. And in Medieval times the veil was a symbol of purity and chastity.
4. Cascading Bouquets
Cascading bouquets, whether carried by the bride or adorning the walls of your wedding venue, are a beautiful component of your big day. No wedding is complete without flowers!
5. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue
And a sixpence for her shoe! This superstition is as old as time. Something old represents continuity, something new offers optimism for the future, something borrowed symbolises borrowed happiness and something blue stands for purity, fidelity, and love. And finally, the silver sixpence symbolises prosperity.
6. Cutting of The Cake
The couple will cut the cake together, the groom will feed his bride, and then the bride will go second. This ritual symbolizes their commitment to provide for each other, and contains the meaning of good luck and fortune. The cutting of the cake is a tradition that dates back to Roman times!
Throwing confetti is actually an old Italian tradition, where rice or flower petals were thrown over the newly weds to signify fertility.
8. Wedding Cars
Wedding cars are a ceaseless wedding trend. On the way to the ceremony, the ushers usually travel together first to welcome the guests, followed by the groom and best man, then the bridesmaids and mother of the bride and finally, the bride and father of the bride.
9. Handwritten Invitations
With today’s technology, you might be tempted to send printed invites, especially if you’ve a large number of guests. But lots of couples still opt to send out handwritten invites with a much more personal touch.
10. The First Dance
Surrounded by your loved ones, the first dance is the most important dance as a couple. Not only that, but it encourages you to keep the party going! The perfect end to your special day.