How to Style Your Modern Neutral Wedding

The modern neutral wedding marries together minimalist contemporary style and on-trend accents that will set your wedding style apart. Whether you go geo, add a touch of metallic or enjoy a marble effect, you can inflect those decorative flourishes to combine current trends with timeless elegance.

We’ve compiled some of our favourite ways to add a creative flourish to your modern wedding, with neutral colours and contemporary trends…

Stylish Wedding Stationery

The colour scheme for a modern neutral wedding is typically centred on fresh whites matched with neutral shades; think mint, rose gold, blush pink, grey and teal. With that in mind, your save-the-dates and invitations are the perfect way to introduce everyone to your theme!

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We love the acrylic trend! You can use your Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Maker to add personalised vinyl lettering and motifs to clear acrylic. The Cricut machines are also perfect for creating detailed, intricate card designs if you want to go a more traditional route.


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For a hint of metallic, a hugely popular way to make your wedding stationery shine is to use foil details. Whether you want to add gold, silver, copper or rose gold details, we’ve got the perfect blog post to show you how to get started.


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Much of the Ginger Ray range features stunning rose gold foil accents, so if you’re not quite ready to go it alone with the foiling machine, this gorgeous collection makes it easy.


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Another big trend that’s perfect for incorporating into your stylish stationery (and beyond!) is marble. As well as a beautiful background to your wedding invitations, the pattern will make for a stunning envelope liner too! You can create your own marble patterns, or choose patterned papers to personalise!


Photograph from Every Last Detail


Setting The Tables

Sophisticated centrepieces, pretty place cards and perhaps a flurry of florals? The table decoration is at the heart of your wedding décor, and it’s not hard to add custom details that’ll make every moment a memory for your guests.

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Combine geometrics, marble effects and foil details for spectacular place cards that guests can take home and treasure…


DIY Calligraphy Marble Place Cards by Coastal Bride >>

The Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Maker machines are a great investment if you want personalisation to become a big part of your big day. From the place cards above to the leather utensil sleeves below, you’ll find there’s a huge range of Cricut projects that will add a high quality finish to handmade designs.


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Enjoy effortlessly romantic ambience with candle centrepieces. You can create your own candles with our range of candle making essentials and get inspired to make unique designs – from marbling techniques to soft, romantic shades.


How to Make Marble Candles on the Hobbycraft blog >>


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We have a stunning range of faux flowers, too, to help you add a floral flourish to match any theme. Create unique displays with roses, peonies, lilies and more – and you can display them in gorgeous glassware and ceramics.


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To add personalised detail to your floral centrepieces, why not design your vases yourself?

You could add more marble…


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…Or go geometric! This is the perfect tutorial for adding modern style to every table. You can follow the make below, and choose the perfect colour palette for your celebrations.


How to Make a Geometric Vase on the Hobbycraft blog >>

For another idea on how to incorporate geometric patterns into your table displays, switch out your centrepiece for something a little different. Table runners are particularly fitting for long tables.


DIY Geometric Table Runner by Ruffled >>

If you swap out the bright shades on the make for neutral tones, you can create something as stunning and spectacular as this for your theme:


Photograph from Ruffled


Sweet Treats

With a vast array of cake trends on the menu, there are plenty of options for adding contemporary style to your cakes. There’s no reason why marble, geometrics and metallics can’t add decorative details to your big day bake.

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Another great way to add a modern twist is a little ombre! If you’re planning on making your wedding cake at home, we’ve got the perfect recipe for a little inspiration.


How to Make an Ombre Ruffle Cake on the Hobbycraft blog >>

Alternatively, why not incorporate your modern theme into some marble cupcakes? The indulgent little treats are always a big hit with guests so prepare to start handing out these bite-size bakes.


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For a winner with all ages, cake pops are another great way to offer up smaller sweet treats!


How to Make Cake Pops on the Hobbycraft blog >>

You could also set up a confectionary table.

Set out stunning treat bags – we love Ginger Ray’s collection! – and let your guests pick ‘n’ mix. You can choose the selection of sweets and chocolates to ensure there’s something for everyone, from colourful jellybeans to your favourite Celebrations (Maltesers, surely).

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This theme is ideal for an indoor reception, perfect for a light and bright room that might transform with moody lighting as day turns to night.

With a modern industrial look, hanging light bulbs will add stunning style.

DIY Hanging Light Bulbs by Ruffled >>

Wire lights and tea lights are also another staple for brightening your venue. Timeless classics, these wedding staples are certain to add elegance to your evening.


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And for your very own modern fairytale… just add the twinkle of fairy lights!

Photograph by Matt Horan Photography

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Dressing The Venue

As well as your tables, there are plenty of decorative details that will help set the tone for your wedding reception. Set up bunting, hanging decorations, a seating chart, a photo booth and more to create a special space for your special guests.

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If you’re celebrating your big day by creating custom contemporary details, remember to use the hashtag #Hobbycraft to share your makes!

We can’t wait to see what you dream up.

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