Quiz: What’s Your Hudson Valley Wedding Style?

From classic to eco-conscious, take this quiz to find your wedding style, then read on to incorporate it into your special day.

1. Have you found a venue yet?

A) Yes, it’s an estate I’ve dreamed of for my wedding since I was little.
B) I’ve had MoMa reserved before I was even engaged.
C) We’re doing a backyard wedding for a beautiful yet intimate day.
D) Eh, we’ll figure it out eventually. It’ll come to us.

2. What’s your engagement ring look like?

A) Circle-cut, of course, with a platinum band. And it was in a little, blue box (wink-wink).
B) A vintage marquise diamond from an estate sale
C) It was my fiancée’s grandmother’s.
D) An emerald flanked by diamonds on each side. It’s my birthstone!

3. Who is your celebrity wedding inspo?

A) Sophia Richie
B) Alexandra Daddario
C) Natalie Portman
D) Troian Bellasario

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4. What are your wedding favors?

A) Wine glasses with our names and date engraved on them, and white Jordan almonds, naturally
B) Whatever it is, it’s food: a favor that won’t be left on the table!
C) Handmade birdseed hearts for our guests to hang in their yards and enjoy nature
D) Mini succulents, so our love can continue to grow

5. How likely are you to adhere to tradition?

A) It’s never a bad idea to stick with the classics.
B) I go as far as “something borrowed, something blue.”
C) Maybe one for a photo op, but I’d like to branch out.
D) None of those standard wedding activities appeal to me. I’m paving my own path.

6. What’s the dress code at your wedding?

A) White tie
B) Black tie
C) Cocktail attire is fine, something that you can wear again
D) Anything comfortable; shoes optional

7. What’s your color palette?

A) Something crisp and clean — don’t be surprised if my bridesmaids are in elegant black gowns
B) Something with a little glitz, likely using gold and burgundy
C) Hunter green, dark teal, and copper
D) Dusty rose and sage, of course

8. Any thoughts on centerpieces?

A) Sky-high pillars topped with orchids, hydrangeas, or peonies… I haven’t decided yet.
B) Lanterns filled with twinkle lights and mementos, like photos, movie tickets, etc., that are meaningful to us
C) Upcycled bottles that we painted and filled with dried flowers
D) A mix of wildflowers in bud vases and tall vases of pampas grass

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9. What is your first dance song of choice?

A) “All of Me” by John Legend
B) Anything off Frank Sinatra’s discography
C) An acoustic version of Beyonce’s “XO” that I’m obsessed with
D) A sentimental song, like “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” that segues into something quirky (because the fun is about to begin), like “Jump on It” or “Wanna Be”

10. What is your dream wedding destination?

A) A winery in Tuscany
B) The French Quarter
C) The Redwood Forest
D) Anywhere I can have my toes in the sand

Classic Soiree

Mostly A’s

You’ve always had a soft spot for that overwhelming romanticism that comes with a chic, fitted satin gown and a Juliet veil, white roses, and sky-high centerpieces. You’ve probably already hired a harpist for your walk down the aisle. The venue is stately, like a museum or chateau, and uses the three-tiered, all-white cake with pops of green flora. Every detail is perfectly executed, from calligraphy to coordinating bridesmaids’ gifts. For signature drinks, you’ve opted for the epitome of class: martinis, vespers, or Manhattans. Your first dance will be to a Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra song, swaying under twinkling lights.

Swarovski Constella Stud Earrings $115 White Plains

 

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Jennifer Behr Tori Voilette Headband $268

Arhaus Della Coupes $76 for set of 4 White Plains

Anthropologie Velvet His and Hers Vow Booklets $118 Greenwich

 

BONOBOS Satin Tuxedo Bowtie $69 White Plains

 

Kim Seybert Pearl Napkin Ring $64 for set of 4 Current Home Scarsdale

Vintage Celebration

Mostly B’s

The delicate ribbon encircling your invitation, directing guests to a castle or historic hotel, sets the tone from the start.

An arbor adorned with your favorite flowers and greenery creates the ceremony altar. Your centerpieces are mercury glass (probably thrifted, just to be authentic) spilling with flowers and surrounded by pillar candles of various shades and sizes. You’ll don a timeless sheath dress, either with delicate beadwork or all lace. For hair, opt for a tight updo with a delicate birdcage veil in lieu of a long, traditional one. Finally, drive off for your sunset in a vintage Chevrolet Bel Air.

Bella Belle Annalise Blue Heels $385 Something Bleu Bridal Saratoga Springs

 

Ben-Amun By Isaac Manevitz Crystal Bracelet $495

 

Regina Andrew Votive Bowl $120 Safavieh Home Furnishings Hartsdale

 

Joanna Buchanan Stripey Bee Placecard Holders $68 for set of 2 Village Design Studio Bronxville, SHOPVDS.COM

Cornelia James Eliza Lace Opera Gloves $201

Elizabetta Ostuni Silk Ascot Tie $128 Wolf & Badger

 

Rifle Paper Co. Embroidered Wildwood Guestbook $50 Paper Source Scarsdale

Eco-Friendly, Earth-Minded

Mostly C’s

You’ve probably said at more than one wedding this year: “These flowers are beautiful, but what a waste.” So, you’ve elected for more wallet- and earth-friendly silk-flower bouquets, dried floral arrangements in upcycled vases for centerpieces, and potted succulent favors for guests or a unique tchotchke sourced from the local thrift store. Your invitations were printed on recycled paper, welcoming guests to enjoy an outdoor celebration in a LEED-certified event space. You’ve opted to buy the dress from a sustainable brand, likely with a flowy skirt, meaningful embroidery, and maybe even bell sleeves.

Botanical Paperworks Heart Shaped Plantable Confetti $11.99

 

Diane James Home Blooms Natural Charm $460 Norwalk

 

Melissa Joy Manning Prong Set Diamond Eternity Band $1,790 Paper Trail, Rhinebeck

 

Pottery Barn Nouvel Handcrafted Recycled Glass Bud Vase $29.50 White Plains

Wedding stationery

Paper Culture Herbs & Wildflowers Wedding Invitation From $132 for 50

Brown leather belt

J.Crew Wallace & Barnes Round-Buckle Belt $63.99 White Plains

Boho-Chic Bash

Mostly D’s

This “shoes optional” wedding is most likely held on far-flung sands, with a naked cake and an open-air celebration. Tradition is scant, and you’re saying, “I do” in your own way. There are flower crowns for you and your bridesmaids, with complementary whimsical florals scattered around the venue in bud vases. Under ethereal draped fabric framing the event space, you opt for long, family-style tables. Your dress, again deviating from the norm, is in a subtle shade of Champagne with flutter sleeves and an open back, finished with a sparkly cape. Favors encompass a collection of bells, crystals, and incense for guests to select from before your sparkler exit.

Wedding flower crown

Gigi Burris Millinery Organza Flower Crown $820

Pocket square

Brooks Brothers Cotton Linen Jacquard Paisley Pocket Square $55 White Plains

Incense holder

Astier De Villatte Hand Incense Holder $310 Design Solutions Pound Ridge

Velvet floor pillow

Urban Outfitters Ruthie Velvet Floor Pillow $59

 

Pampas grass

Crate & Barrel Faux Pampas Grass Bunch $19.95 White Plains

Malachite

Majestic Hudson Malachite $8 EACH Katonah

wedding cape

Nouvelle Amsale Elton Floral Embroidered Cape $550 Le Sel Bridal Yorktown Heights

 

wedding cake pedestal

John Derian Purple Butterflies Cake Pedestal $650 Finch Hudson Hudson

 

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