Tips For The Traditional Bride

Something old, something new…. Well, we all know how the old English rhyme goes! And as a traditional bride-to-be, your wedding is likely going to include just that - tradition! Whether it’s a blue accessory, or the highly-anticipated garter toss, we want your special day to include everything your fourteen year-old self probably journaled about. With the big day rapidly approaching, we’ve compiled some pointers for the traditional bride to help ease your mind. Happy planning!

The Dress

Finding THE dress can be tiresome for any bride, especially with the plethora of styles available today. Whether it’s a mermaid silhouette or ballgown, as a traditional bride-to-be, you will likely be searching for something classic - something timeless. offers a variety of jaw-dropping gowns that will be sure to leave you feeling like a princess. But remember, it’s your day. You will glow most wearing something that makes you feel confident.

The Hair

As every girl knows… Dress first, hair second. In other words, your wedding day hairstyle highly depends on which gown you opt for! However, being a traditional bride, you are likely seeking a simple, sleek and timeless look for your big day. This could vary between an elegant up-do or vintage curls; but, we’ve said it before and we’ll say it again - stick with what you know. If you wouldn’t wear your bangs slicked back for a day at the office, you may not feel comfortable testing it out on your wedding day! Keep it simple and low maintenance, that way your attention can stay on the more important things that day (like smashing cake into your hubby’s face). Here are are few timeless wedding hairstyles we pulled from Weddings Online!

The Decor

Growing up, the classic romance movies definitely set a tone for what a wedding should consist of: soft hues with delicate lighting, and a plethora of florals to fill the venue with grace and love. As a traditional bride, you may opt for a similar vibe. With light tones and elegant decor, you will surely set the stage for a beautiful, timeless scene as you make your way down the aisle to your forever someone. Check out some examples we pulled from!

The Music

Now, if there’s one category in the entirety of this blog post that we are most confident in, it’s the music. If you’re a traditional bride-to-be and you’ve always envisioned yourself walking down the aisle to a string quartet beautifully harmonizing Canon in D - you’re in the right place. We’ve compiled a variety of traditional wedding-day music that Got Strings can provide for you on your wedding day:

  • Seating of the Mothers: Flower Duet or Ave Maria

  • Bridal Party Entrance: Canon in D, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, or Air on a G String

  • Bridal Entrance: Wagner Wedding March, Arioso, Trumpet Tune, or Le Rejouissance from Royal Fireworks

  • Unity Symbol: Be Thou My Vision, The Prayer, or Amazing Grace

  • Recessional: Spring, Rondeau, Hornpipe or Mendelssohn Wedding March

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!

And remember, it’s your day. Whichever dress you wear or color scheme you choose, it’s yours. You have the power to cater it entirely to your taste! Got Strings is just thankful to be a part of the planning process. Cheers!