Tips For The Modern Bride

(Cue Beyoncé voice) Okay ladies, now let’s plan a wedding! As a modern bride-to-be, you likely have an eye for what’s in right now, like a constantly refreshed Pinterest feed. You strive to be different, yet timeless; and like many other girls, you’ve been excited to plan your wedding day since you wore braces and had to attend mandatory gym class (gross). Now the big day is approaching, and we’ve compiled a few pointers for the modern bride that may help guide you in your wedding planning endeavors!

The Dress

Any girl can understand the stress of finding THE dress - the one that will look and feel like a true representation of who you are. As a modern bride-to-be, your bridal gown may stray from the traditional ballgown. While lacing and embroidery is beautiful, a simple gown may appeal more to you. BHLDN offers a variety of modern and structured gowns that may help guide you toward THE dress. Although, at the end of the day, gravitate towards the style you feel most confident in; if you feel beautiful you will glow regardless of what you’re wearing!

The Hair

Like most outfits, the hair depends heavily on the dress. Since modern dresses tend to remain relatively simple, there’s a ton of room to play around with wedding day hair! Because of this, flower crowns, braids and intricate up-dos have become all the rave for wedding hairstyles. Similar to choosing the dress, choose a hairstyle where we feel most yourself. If you don’t like wearing your hair up on a day-to-day basis, will you be comfortable trying a sleek ponytail for your wedding day? Choose something you won’t constantly be worried about fixing throughout the ceremony and reception - keep your focus on your hubby and guests. Here are a few modern bride inspired looks we pulled from to inspire your look!

The Decor

If you search ‘modern wedding decor’ on Pinterest, your screen will become flooded with venues rich in color and sleek accents. Incorporating a ton of greenery with florals brings a unique livelihood to your ceremony and/or reception, and accenting with gold and white also incorporates that element of elegance into your wedding. suggests using a monochrome color scheme, or leaving your decor primarily white for a clean, sleek look… Just steer clear of the red wine if you opt for the latter! Below we’ve linked some photos from a sophisticated modern wedding for reference (thank you, Bridesmaid’s Confession)!

The Music

With the modern bride comes modern music taste. If you resonate more with the modern day lyrics, playing Canon in D may not quite appeal to you. Instead, you might envision yourself walking down the aisle to your forever someone while ‘A Thousand Years’ is beautifully harmonized in the background. For this reason, we’ve compiled a variety of modern music suggestions that Got Strings can provide for you on your wedding day:

  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow

  • Lucky

  • Thinking Out Loud

  • A Thousand Years

  • Perfect

  • All Of Me

  • Marry You

  • Shut Up And Dance

  • Signed Sealed Delivered

    If you prefer a variation of traditional and modern arrangements, have no fear! Got Strings offers a wide song selection of pop, classical, spiritual and jazz pieces. Choose between a duo, trio or quartet ensemble and we will be sure to incorporate the magic into your special moments!

At the end of the day, your wedding is exactly that - yours. You have the power to create a day that is unique and catered specifically to your taste! We’re just thankful to be included in the process. Cheers to a lifetime of love and happiness!

Kristi Monte