Your wedding planning journey is well underway (yay!) and it’s now time to narrow down and decide what type of wedding style you and your partner want and ensure that it represents you both as a couple. A wedding style will make booking in your suppliers easier as you know what look and vibe you are going for it. It will also let your suppliers see exactly what you are visualising your magical day looking like. 

We are here to be your helping hand on this journey, so we have researched what the 5 most popular wedding styles are and have not only explained them but have created mood boards for each style so you can save them as a reference to show your suppliers and wedding planner.

Keep in mind that you don’t necessarily have to stick to one style (there are no rules here), and you can take elements from each one to create a truly unique style that embodies both of you. You may like to think of your wedding style as your guest’s first introduction to you as a married couple.


A glamorous wedding is the epitome of luxury (for the brides who want to go ALL out on the styling). This style is EXTREMELY popular with our Metropolis Brides! I’m sure you have seen this styling all over the gram.

Wedding colours

This is a predominately white-based wedding, with gold or silver accents. 

What does this wedding look like? 

Jaw-dropping details…..big chandeliers, flower walls or ceilings, huge floral centrepieces and candles surrounding the bridal table. The linen and furniture are white and luxurious fabrics such as silk or velvet.  

Wedding cake

Picture a five-tiered cake with intricate details (piping and florals). 


Confetti cannons, fireworks, smoke machines and live performances (violinist, silk performers, live band or a singer) are just a few ways you can upscale your wedding!

5 popular wedding styles


Vintage doesn’t always need to mean old and drab. A vintage style wedding is about bringing a timeless vibe to your day. 

Wedding colours

Here are some of our favourite vintage-inspired wedding colours…..but don’t feel pressured into choosing from this list, it’s simply to inspire you! 

  • Sage green with bronze accents 
  • Black and green with copper accents 
  • Dark teal with gold accents 
  • Navy blue and gold 
  • Dusty rose and black 
  • Neutral colours (ivory, brown and grey) 

What does the wedding look like? 

A lounge area with armchairs and love seats. The linens on the table and stationery have lace incorporated into them. Beautifully lit candles in vintage candleholders (mismatched and a combination of tall and short) are the centrepieces on the tables. And last but certainly not least a bold statement with antique chandeliers as your lighting fixtures, one word (STUNNING). 

Wedding Cake 

Crumb coated cakes or a bundt cake. Cake decorations may include a sash or a lace effect texture. 


Nothing says vintage quite like a whiskey cart. It truly encompasses a classic ‘20s or ‘40s vibe. 


A live jazz band or saxophone player.


A modern wedding is all about the “less is more” look. Think contemporary and sleek styling, a cocktail styled wedding is a perfect option for your reception. 

Wedding colours

Monochrome is your absolute best friend. Whites, greys, blacks and silver or gold accents. 

What does the wedding look like? 

Straight and sharp lines think long guests tables instead of round. White florals with darker coloured vases or containers for your florals. Try and use minimal florals and combine them with tall and short skinny candles for your centrepieces. As for furniture, opt for velvet or ghost chairs. 

If you hunting for a focal point for your wedding try a unique light feature! (insert pic of cocktail wedding light feature). 

Wedding cake

A rectangle cake is perfect to embody this style 



Modern Wedding Style


It’s about the colour combinations and personalization to achieve a preppy wedding style. 

Wedding colours

Bright colours are the way to go! 

Colour combinations such as; 

  • Fuchsia and turquoise 
  • Purple and red 
  • Navy blue and yellow 

What does the wedding look like? 

Huge floral arrangements for your centrepieces in statement vases or stands. You’ll want to lean towards your styling being a bit mismatched. As well as incorporating a lot of personalization and monogram elements such as; a dance floor decal, welcome signage, a couple slideshow, and wedding favours, the list is endless really. 

Wedding cake 

The wedding cake choice is all yours! To encapsulate the preppy styling include a personalised cake topper; your initials, last name or a couple hashtag you may have. 


Whether you select a live singer or choose a DJ you’ll want to have classic wedding songs.

Preppy Wedding Style


Perfect for a traditional couple! 

Wedding colours

A neutral colour scheme;

  • Beige 
  • Ivory
  • Tan
  • White
  • Grey
  • Black 

Pair these colours with red, blue, coral, emerald or burgundy (use them as an accent). 

What does the wedding look like?

Avoid mixing and matching elements, you want everything to look “clean”. Achieve this by having a head bridal table, fine china, luxe linen, one type of floral centrepiece (use roses or peonies these are a classic!) and chair sashes (in your accent colour looks PERFECT). 

Wedding cake 

At least 3 or more tiers, covered in white icing using your wedding florals as decor. 


A live singer for the first dance. 

5 popular wedding styles


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