The 8 Wedding Traditions You Can Ignore
There are so many wedding traditions out there, from the white wedding dress to cutting the cake. But if you want to throw the rule book out of the window you can! Create your own unique wedding day by ignoring these 8 wedding traditions…
The Wedding Dress
We’ll kick-start this feature with the most important outfit of the day: the bridal outfit, of course. While many brides dream about the white gown they’ll wear on their wedding day, lots of brides hate the thought of donning a princess-inspired dress! If a traditional gown isn’t your thing, don’t fret. There are so many fabulous options out there for brides-to-be, from high-street to designer, jumpsuits to bridal separates. It’s easy to find an outfit that suits your aisle style. Floral and embroidered wedding dresses are due to be big news for 2017!
Bridesmaids are also spoilt for choice these days when it comes to picking out their wedding attire. Whether you stick to a strict colour scheme or whether you dress your girls in a variety of gowns, it’s your wedding day so plan it your way! Swap traditional bridesmaid dresses for outfits that you think are a fab fit for your girls.
The Wedding Venue
While we still adore traditional barn and hotel wedding venues, we also love the fact that couples are embracing unusual spaces and locations. From abandoned warehouses to quirky urban pubs, you really can tie the knot anywhere you want these days.
The Decorations and Details
Brides and grooms are getting ultra-creative when it comes to venue decorations and big day details. Couples are swapping traditional centrepieces for statement decor, such as copper backdrops and hanging installations. Your wedding venue decoration is a really wonderful way of adding a unique touch to your wedding day, and it’s the perfect reflection of you as a couple.
The Wedding Cake Table
Speaking of statement decor, we need to talk about the latest craze for wedding cake table backdrops. Cutting the wedding cake has always been a huge wedding tradition, but who says you can’t do it in style? From unusual cake stands to show-stopping backgrounds, you can really make your cake table a masterpiece!
The Wedding Food
While we’re on the topic of cakes and tasty treats, shall we talk about your wedding food? Trays bursting with delicious canapés are traditionally served just before your wedding breakfast, but couples are looking for unique ways to keep their guests full of food. From outdoor drink stations to doughnut walls, there are so many fun and fabulous ways to serve your wedding food.
The Wedding Stationery
Whether it’s your save the date cards or your seating plan, it’s time to get creative with your wedding stationery. Gone are the days where couples were restricted to simple paper designs – brides and grooms are using magnets, plant pots and even bicycle wheels as part of their wedding stationery. On-trend, unique and ultra-cool!
The Wedding Day
Weddings can be overwhelming and also quite expensive, so if you don’t fancy the thought of a lavish celebration why not elope? Sounds pretty romantic, right? Elopements are predicted to become more and more popular in 2017 and we’re not surprised. An elopement wedding will be truly intimate and also much easier to plan!
Which wedding traditions will you be sticking to, and which will you be ignoring?
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