Classic vs. Cookie Cutter

May 31, 2011

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

    Comment by kristen — May 31, 2011 @ 8:50 pm

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

    Comment by Dana — May 31, 2011 @ 8:53 pm

  3. 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!!

    Comment by Emily Lindner — May 31, 2011 @ 10:13 pm

  4. Hi Emily! That dress is Tomasina by Saks Fifth Avenue. You can see more pictures of it by clicking on the “pearls” link in the post, and here’s the Tomasina website:

    Hope that helps :)

    Comment by somethingpretty — May 31, 2011 @ 10:23 pm

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

    Comment by The Blonde @ Stylish3 — June 3, 2011 @ 8:39 am

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