When it comes to planning your 2022 wedding, you really can be as creative as you like. Personalisation is still very much in, but this doesn’t mean you have to forget about the classic touches that make a wedding celebration truly timeless.
Whether you’re going modern and chic or traditional and elegant with your wedding day theme, there are several details that you can add and are certain to still love when you look back on your wedding day 10, 20 or even 30 years from now.
We reveal just seven timeless touches to include in your 2022 wedding ceremony and reception, enduring ideas that will stand the test of time without making your big day look dated.
1. Florals in classic, neutral colours
Flowers have been firm favourites at weddings for as long as we can remember. Those beautiful blooms are made for bridal bouquets and buttonholes as well as aisle decorations and table centrepieces.
For a timeless twist on your wedding flowers, remember that less is more when decorating with florals. Colour-wise, going classic and neutral is the key to creating a wedding look that lasts.
“Throughout history, roses have enhanced and improved our lives. They grace all our important ceremonies and celebrations, and are by far and away the most popular and appealing choice for weddings. The reasons for this are legion. Firstly, the rose, above all flowers, is a symbol of love and romance.”
2. Shades that never go out of style
Let the classic, neutral theme continue with your choice of wedding colours. White, ivory, cream, blush and soft greys are as timeless as it gets and provides the perfect palette for personalisation.
To make your neutral colour scheme yours, add pops of an accent colour to set the tone for an unforgettable, forever stylish occasion.
3. Lighting the way with candles
With its warm, inviting glow, candlelight is an ideal lighting choice for romantic wedding ceremonies and intimate receptions, and this theme hasn’t changed for several years and isn’t likely to.
Using candlelight wisely and safely will not only enhance your décor, It’ll create picture-perfect moments between you and your bride or groom.
It’s worth noting, At Country House Weddings venues, any naked flames will need to be fully encased (using vases or hurricane lamps), and must be placed above waist height.
4. Simple and sophisticated silhouettes
Whether you’re a bride or groom, going simple and sophisticated with your wedding day attire will serve you well even after 2022 wedding trends have had their day.
By going elegant and graceful with your wedding day ensemble courtesy of classically chic cuts and colours, you can enjoy a look that exudes style regardless of changing trends.
5. Matching or at least coordinating bridesmaid gowns
The debate rages on about whether bridesmaids should match or not. But by sticking with tradition and going for matching (or at least coordinating) looks, you can keep your VIPs looking chic for the long haul.
6. A calligraphed seal of approval
Everything from your wedding invitations and table decorations to your wedding day accessories can benefit from a dose of calligraphy. This tasteful and timeless detail will always be in style and creates some great keepsakes for you and your guests.
7. An historic place to say “I do”
The backdrop of your wedding is important, which is why you’ve probably deliberated for months about where you should tie the knot. Thankfully, you don’t have to search too far to find a historic wedding venue that’ll look just as impressive and inspiring in your wedding album as it did in person on the big day itself.
Our handpicked wedding venues offer the country’s finest settings. Whether you choose one of our castles or country estates, you can make your wedding day dreams come true in the most wonderful, timeless and memorable way.