It’s important to remember your wedding day is all about you and the love of your life, rather than just a big celebration to fulfill social norms.
We believe you should feel free to make your own wedding traditions; it’s your day after all!
When it comes to weddings, there is no-one-size-fits-all. If you are feeling pressured to do things a certain way, keep in mind that your wedding is your wedding. Make your own customs and own your wedding! Here are a couple of traditions that some brides and grooms have been breaking away from.
Traditional wedding invitations
A classic letterpress wedding invitation is always beautiful but it can also put a dent in your budget. Opt for whatever makes you smile and feels personal.
Traditional Color Palette
Your palette can have as many or as few colors as you want, just make sure they work well together. The trick is to work within a family of hues to achieve a cohesive look.
Before the ceremony
You first glimpse of each other on your wedding day will be really intimate and there’s no reason to wait for that moment till you’re walking down the aisle. A first look can help keep your wedding timeline practical and help your photographer get plenty of great shots.
If a classic ring isn’t your style and you prefer to show off some color on your engagement ring, go right ahead! Think alternative stones like sapphires, emeralds and manganite.
You don’t have to wear a veil at all. You can let your hair down as is or you can fashion a flower crown, sparkly hairclips or a chick headband. Anything you like.
Matching bridesmaids dresses
Let your bridesmaids choose their own dresses, one that suits their own taste and body. To keep a consistent style with your bridal party, have one cohesive element like the same color, fabric or length.
Bridesmaids and groomsmen
You don’t have to confine your list of bridesmaids and groomsmen into all women and men. If you want, have a bride’s man or grooms woman or both, whatever works for you!
You don’t have to assign a ‘side’ to the families of the bride and groom. Instruct your guests to sit in any open seats.
You can write your own vows from scratch to make it meaningful to you.
Bouquet toss and Garter
If you’re not into the idea of singling out the singles, unapologetically take it off the table.
The first dance
If you’re both shy and scared of opening the dancing ritual, you can totally skip this tradition. Instead, you can ask all other couples present to join you for the dance.
Order of the events doesn’t have to be set in stone. You can have cocktail hour first, followed by the ceremony.