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Classic vs. Cookie Cutter


A huge emphasis of wedding blogs is showing people how to infuse their personal style and love story into their special day. I am constantly taken aback by how creative people can be, and I don’t think any two weddings should ever be alike. That being said, I’ve found that it’s sometimes confusing to distinguish between what’s cookie cutter and what’s classic when it comes to weddings style. For classic minded brides who are struggling with the line between the two, here’s how I would distinguish them.

Cookie cutter: Refer to David’s Bridal ads. Just kidding ;) What I would consider a cookie cutter wedding is when you could set up a ceremony and reception, and then just file different couples through. No distinguishing or personal details, just everything that people who have attended a wedding in the last 30 years would expect to see.

Classic: Using details that are used frequently, but for a reason! Let’s take for example, a classic diamond engagement ring. Yes, most engaged ladies have them, so they’re “expected,” but they’re also sentimental, deeply personal, and always at least a little unique. Classic is classic because it works!

{My favorite classic wedding details: an all-white bouquet, ballgowns, intricate veils, pearls, Chanel No. 5, traditional bling, glass and floral centerpieces, elegant table settings, clean white cake, champagne}

What’s your favorite classic wedding detail?








  1. kristen says:

    i like when weddings have personal cakes though. like with little paper birds and confetti and stuff. or…cake boss cake!

  2. Dana says:

    i like the engraved rings, i think that’s a really nice thing to do. it makes it even more valuable!

  3. Emily Lindner says:

    Who is the designer of the bride’s dress who is wearing the pearl necklace next to the perfume? It is amazing and I’m still looking for my dress!!

  4. We used those champagne flutes at our wedding! Love them.


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