Trending wedding decorations and themes come and go, but classic, traditional, and sophisticated designs never go out of style. This is because they communicate a universally aesthetic and pleasing message. Whether using rosy shades, monochromatic details, or that wonderful touch of gold, a timeless wedding is always the best choice. This is especially true if you want to look back on your wedding pictures years from now with your grandchildren and not hate a “trendy theme.”
That shocking bright blue tablecloth may make you feel like an underwater princess now, but 20 years in the future, you’ll probably think it clashes horribly with everything else. Nevertheless, the classic route never disappoints!
Timeless Wedding Decoration Ideas
You may have heard or read a gifted wedding planner say that the wedding venue often matters less than the décor and the vibe. Any venue can be elevated to refined and super deluxe with thoughtful planning and classic florals, textures, and treats. If you’re genuinely going timeless, try to take the path less trodden and choose places like museums, vineyards, or even old architectural marvels to host your wedding. Look around where you live, and you might find the perfect spot encapsulating elegance and old-fashioned luxury. Here are some timeless wedding decoration ideas to get you started!
Foliage, greenery, and wildflowers are a sublime addition to any wedding regardless of the theme because these textures and colors awaken something beautiful and primal inside each human being. Being around foliage instantly refreshes and calms down the soul and offers clarity.
Greenery is a versatile decorative feature as it can be used in table centerpieces with pillar candles. It can also be used in conjunction with napkin holders, invitations, or to adorn wedding favor boxes. If you have a wedding tent, the foliage can be used as a towering pillar, a stream from the ceiling, or even the central showpiece. A foliage wall for guests to take pictures and infuse the altar with a bohemian vibe are all ways to use classic greenery for a timeless, universally beautifying vibe.
Floral Wedding Arch
A floral wedding arch is a staple and almost a rite of passage in photographs of older weddings. But it’s been a long while since it made a comeback in modern weddings, as now couples are opting for handmade wreaths, floral walls, and floral wedding arches. And they love to use seasonal flower variations and exotic plant combinations. A well-made floral arch is nothing less than a work of art and wedding decorations that your guests will love! Your floral arch can also take the shape of an arbor decorated further with fabric, twine, twigs, seashells, and even little gems and gold accents. For simple weddings, a floral arch adds that almost medieval festive touch to the venue, especially if it’s outdoors!
Wedding hashtags are the little acknowledged heroes in modern weddings. A wedding hashtag is often clever wordplay with a hashtag sign in front of it used widely on social media to connect with people or followers. In addition, it’s used to share videos, pictures, and other content related to the wedding with guests, well-wishers, or curious souls.
Wedding hashtags can reveal something funny or beautiful about a couple or simply denote their names being joined together. Apart from providing a conversation starter and some entertainment, wedding hashtags are wonderfully functional and helpful. Each guest can upload pictures and video clips they’ve taken under the same hashtag without having to send files anywhere individually.
It’s an effortless virtual photo album that gets created on a social media platform like Instagram without any coordination needed to ensure you’ve extracted from guests each precious candid moment captured on camera. Wedding hashtags can be used on favor boxes, banners, framed quotes, sashes, photo booths, flower walls, and cake toppers! The more they can be seen, the better!
During the time of our grandmothers, no one could fathom laying down a table at a formal event without a table runner. Bring back that classic feel by paying attention to your wedding table runners; you can even have them custom-made! Choose rich, soft fabrics like silk, satin, and brocade and have lace trimmings or ribbons. For a more rustic feel, you can opt for a rougher material like jute but still attach crochet or a nice border to complete the look. And for beautiful wedding centerpiece ideas, embellish with candles, flowers, potpourri, pine cones, or pearls!
Back in the day, it was super fashionable to have one’s initials on a handkerchief. Likewise, monogram napkins impart a vintage feel to the festivities, likely to be appreciated by the old and young alike. You can hire a designer to overlap your and your partner’s initials or choose a symbol that inspires you to print on the napkins.
Everyone needs a theatrical send-off after their wedding. Guests and loved ones can form an arch or a pathway with sparklers as they say their goodbyes. But it’s essential to ensure you have enough sparklers to go around. And don’t forget the lighters! Make sure you have enough lighters because there’s limited time for the photographer to capture all of it!
White Wedding Cake
A white wedding cake is symbolic of many classical elements in a wedding. A plain white wedding cake has been the preference since time immemorial because it’s a neutral offering in the overall décor and culinary options. The white enhances the bride’s dress and makeup, and the taste and texture of the cake are fluffy and light, which suits every possible palate. No one can go wrong with choosing a lovely 3 or 4-tiered white wedding cake!
Candles remind one of romance, professing true love, cold winter nights, cozy Hygge, happy occasions, and an antique allure. Let no timeless wedding theme be complete without using candles of different sizes and various relaxing and rejuvenating scents around the wedding venue, especially if the reception is going well into the night.
Candles can be placed as table centerpieces and also on makeshift shelves. If you fear a fire hazard since many children are invited, consider realistic-looking battery-charged varieties. You can also DIY candles as wedding favor additions, adding essential oils like lavender and frankincense to calm the senses.
Which Vibe Is You?
Timeless wedding decorations are all about interpretation. So whether you’re looking to recreate a gothic style with gargoyles and candelabras or a regal French vibe with delicate fabrics and pottery, look at pictures of weddings from long ago to ascertain the style you love best. It can even be a process of acquainting yourself with the textures, colors, and ideas that spark joy in you!