Although it’s not as tangible of a decision as setting a date or booking a venue, deciding on a wedding style or theme is one of the earliest choices a couple makes when planning their big day. Here at Inside Weddings, we categorize the real celebrations featured on our website in order to help brides and grooms looking for inspiration for their own nuptials.
Although there are currently 12 different filters to choose from, there are five styles that stand out among them in terms of popularity: classic, modern, opulent, rustic, and cultural. Modern and classic are by far the most loved by our couples featured on InsideWeddings.com, with modern weddings having double the amount of opulent celebrations (mostly featured in the pages of Inside Weddings) and there being more classic events than opulent, rustic, and cultural combined.
For someone just getting started on this process, these terms might not be clear, which is why we have created a quick guide below.
As you may have guessed, cultural weddings are based on the traditions of the couple’s heritage. Naturally, they do not fit neatly into one box because there are so many different cultures with all sorts of different wedding customs in the world. South Asian nuptials are most commonly featured on Inside Weddings, but there have also been celebrations of Chinese, Korean, Scottish, Mexican, and Filipino love shared with our readers. Photo by Studio AvantGarda
There’s a reason classic remains the most popular style, and that’s because timelessness never goes out of fashion. White florals abound at these nuptials, with the occasional gold or blush detail. Formal attire is usually worn, and don’t be surprised if the bride dons a ball gown! Photo by KingenSmith; Planning & Design by Hope Weis Consulting