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5 Classic Wedding Ideas That Will Never Go Out of Style

Couple dancing surrounded by a ring of white florals on a white dance floor | PartySlate

Needless to say, a classic wedding will never go out of style. Neither fad nor era will influence your style choices. You’ll be able to blissfully look back through your wedding photo albums on your 30th anniversary and not regret a single element of your ceremony or reception.

Although classic weddings are not rooted in trends, you can combine traditional and trendy elements to put a modern spin on your timeless wedding style. Consider a classic boho style, classic beach wedding, or any other combination.

We’ve searched through thousands of PartySlate’s real events to bring you 5 ideas for your classic wedding. From traditional arches to elegant centerpieces, see why classic celebrations last the test of time.

1. Go With A Classic Color Scheme

Black & White

For a couple with a timeless sense of style, this color scheme is traditional and sleek. You can look through hundreds of real weddings on PartySlate to find your perfect classic color scheme. Make sure to work with a wedding planner to ensure your vision becomes reality.

Timeless classic wedding with black and white checkered dance floor with couple dancing | PartySlate
photographer: Jill Person Photography | Sara Kovel Events See More
black and white classic wedding theme with white florals and black chairs at each table | PartySlate
photographer: Nathaly Norman | The Country Club of the South See More
black and white wedding with circular tables with black napkins and white florals as centerpieces at each | PartySlate
photographer: Shumanev Production | The Lighter Side See More

All White

An all white wedding is eternally classic. This color scheme will forever be in style, and we can see why.

Indoor All White wedding aisle with flowers on either side and floral arch at alter| PartySlate
photographer: Bob & Dawn Davis Photography & Design See More
Indoor All White wedding aisle with flowers on either side and floral arch at alter and chandeliers hanging from ceiling | PartySlate
photographer: Pen / Carlson | Waldorf Astoria Chicago Hotel See More
Couple dancing surrounded by a ring of white florals on a white dance floor | PartySlate
photographer: Duke Images See More

Navy Blue

A navy blue wedding brings new life to a traditional wedding style, while still remaining a classic that stands the test of time.

Navy Blue wedding color palette on table cloths and in floral arrangements | PartySlate
photographer: Apollo Fotografie See More
Navy and gold wedding color palette at reception with blue accents on walls and gold place settings on tables | PartySlate
photographer: LaCour Images See More
Navy Blue wedding color palette on table cloths and in floral arrangements | PartySlate
photographer: Anne Rhett Photography | Ooh! Events See More

2. Choose A Quintessential Wedding Arch

Classic squared arches are a timeless look. You have the option to modernize it with your florals around the base or opt for a lucite squared arch with florals all over. Make sure to find your décor company on PartySlate and browse endless inspiration. Your wedding planner can also help you come up with a vision for your arch and other décor.

Classic squared arch with white drapery on a raised platform inside | PartySlate
photographer: Bob & Dawn Davis Photography & Design See More
Floral squared arch outside covered in greenery ad white florals with couple walking down the aisle | PartySlate
photographer: Dave Robbins Photography | David Beahm Experiences See More
Timeless black and white wedding with white floral wedding arch with drapery outside | PartySlate
photographer: Apollo Fotografie See More
Indoor floral arch covered in babies breath | PartySlate
photographer: You Me Photography | The Metropolitan See More
Lucite squared arch at alter with couple getting married and bridal party and groom party surrounding them | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Epic Floral Design See More
Lucite squared arch at alter with couple getting married and white fabric laid down for the asile | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Forever Young Events See More

3. Seated in Tradition: Pick Classic Seating Arrangements

Guest Seating

You can’t go wrong with traditional round banquet tables at your reception. These tables allow for easy conversation and avoids anyone having to sit at the dreaded corner of the table. Find a rental company that can provide you with the optimal seating arrangements for your ceremony and reception on PartySlate.

Round banquet tables in reception hall with floor to ceiling windows and white and green floral centerpieces on each table | PartySlate
photographer: Dennis Lee Photography | Christina Currie Events, Inc. See More
Reception venue with white dance floor and round tables surrounding it | PartySlate
photographer: f8studio | Sarabeth Events See More
Reception hall with round tables in white table cloths and dark wood accents around the room | PartySlate
photographer: Mariel Hannah Photo | Culinary Eye Catering & Events See More

Head Table

A classic head table with the couple in the center and the wedding party on either side is the most traditional option.

head table at reception with raised centerpiece of white florals and greenery with a white table cloth on the table | PartySlate
photographer: Convey Studios Photo & Video | The Westin Dallas Downtown See More
Classic wedding head table looking onto the dance floor with a mood lighting with a purple hue | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: LaCour Images See More

Sweetheart Table

A sweetheart table is modern and romantic, while still remaining an effortless classic. We also love how this seating option gives you and your beloved a moment of intimacy after the ceremony.

Sweetheart table with the bride and groom sitting and floral centerpiece with greenery | PartySlate
photographer: Natalie Probst Photography | Shannon Gail Events See More
Lucite sweetheart table with white florals on top and cool lighting behind | PartySlate
photographer: iLiveart | SG3 Events See More

4. Elevate Your Nuptials With Timeless Florals & Centerpieces

Your florals and centerpieces are the star of the show, so keep them timeless, elegant, and sophisticated. White florals with greenery are a beautiful staple that go with everything. Find your florist on PartySlate with our vendor search.

White floral bouquets with greenery held by the bride and her bridesmaids | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Ciao Bella Weddings See More
White and green tall centerpieces on round tables in reception hall | PartySlate
photographer: Berkley Mcgaughey Photography | Wyndham Grand Jupiter At Harbourside Place See More
White and green tall centerpieces on round tables in reception hall with large windows | PartySlate
photographer: Dennis Lee Photography | Christina Currie Events, Inc. See More
tall babies breath centerpieces on round tables with white table cloths | PartySlate
photographer: You Me Photography | The Metropolitan See More

5. Dig Into Classic Wedding Cake Styles

It’s hard to go wrong when choosing your wedding cake. After all, it’s cake. When it comes to keeping it classic, go with pure white buttercreams, fondants, and white sugared florals. Browse through inspiration for your classic wedding cake and then find your vendor to make it come to life.

White three tiered classic wedding cake with florals on it and couple tasting the cake | PartySlate
photographer: Erica Ferrone Photography | Sara Kovel Events See More
Couple cutting into their white wedding cake with a little bit of greenery on it | PartySlate
photographer: Dennis Lee Photography | Christina Currie Events, Inc. See More
Couple cutting into their white wedding cake with a little bit of greenery on it | PartySlate
photographer: Booth Photographics | Bliss Events Chicago See More
Couple cutting into their white wedding cake with a little bit of greenery on it | PartySlate
photographer: Jill Person Photography | Sara Kovel Events See More

People Also Ask …

What is a classic wedding?

A classic wedding tends to be more formal. What sets a classic wedding apart from other wedding styles is its simplicity and elegance. This wedding style is not rooted in trends or fads, rather timeless traditions and décor.

How do you plan a classic wedding?

The best and most simple way to plan your wedding is with PartySlate. Look through hundreds of real weddings, find floral and décor inspiration, and so much more. Moreover, hire a trusted top wedding planner that can help you line up all of your vendors for your chic classic and traditional wedding.