Vintage? Glam? Boho? These Wedding Buzzwords Demystified



“So, what is the style of your wedding?”

As a bride, you’ve probably gotten this question a lot! From vendors trying to embody your look to curious friends and family, everyone wants to know what your wedding day style will be. Chances are you’ve come across certain wedding day style adjectives on Pinterest or in bridal mags–words like country rustic, glam, vintage, and boho. And, sure, you probably have a general idea as to what these mean but it can get tricky. But don’t worry! We have these common terms broken down for you so you can effectively and easily communicate your bridal vision!



What it means: This country inspired style is all about homey fun and relaxed vibes

Rustic venues: barns, farmhouses, meadows, buildings with exposed rafters

Fashion: lace wedding gown, floral sash, fingertip veil

Decor: mason jars, burlap, baby’s breath, log slices, crates, chalkboards, hay bales, twinkle lights, branches, votive candles

Extra details: Galvanized tins full of sodas or beers, S’more’s kits, naked wedding cake



What is means: Think bling, luxury, and sparkle!

Glam venues: country clubs, formal ballrooms, museums

Fashion: crystal encrusted ballgown or mermaid with a cathedral veil

Decor: chandeliers, calligraphy signs/escort cards, gilt mirrors, silver or gold candlesticks, glittery vases, roses, upholstered/regal furniture, sequined or embroidered linens, strings of crystals

Extra details: mini champagne bottle favors, a multi-tier gold-brushed cake, decadent candy bar



What it means: this look gives pieces from the past new life

Vintage venues: historic homes, old schoolhouses, pubs, botanical gardens

Fashion: long sleeved lace gown with a small blusher veil

Decor: old books, mix and match china, hobnail vases, milk glass, vintage suitcases, black and white family photos, teacups, birdcages

Extras: old time games like croquette, typewriter for guests to leave notes on for the newlyweds, Earl Grey martinis



What it means: this hippie-influenced style is all about free love

Boho venues: vineyards, woods, dilapidated brick buildings

Fashion: off-the-shoulder or flowing tulle gown with a flower crown (of course!)

Decor: tepees, antlers, loose flowers, macrame wall hangings, Moroccan rugs, tarnished brass vessels, feathers, agate slices, apothecary bottles

Extras: have your flower girl hand long-stemmed flowers out to guests on the ends of aisle, mini succulent favors

But keep in mind! The best weddings tend to blend styles. Love sparkle and the country? Go rustic glam! Want a free-spirited look but have tons of thrifted pieces? Embrace vintage boho! At the end of the day, it’s all about YOUR style, however you want to express it!


Photographer:  Corner House Photography//Apparel:Etsy//Shoes:Jessica Simpson//Linens and Coverings:Kirby Rentals//Cake Designer:Publix//Event Venue:Rabbit Hollow Estate//Floral Designer:Tammie Markham//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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