Planning A Non Traditional Wedding

By on December 7, 2014

There are so many good reasons why you may be planning a non – traditional wedding. If you are in a same sex relationship or you just don’t want/need all the girl stuff traditions usually bring with them a non-traditional wedding will make you the happiest.

It’s time to let go of the notion that you are not a real bride unless you wear a shiny new (and no doubt expensive) white dress or even a dress at all. Nowdays you can walk down the aisle in any outfit that makes you feel like the beautiful goddess you should feel like on your wedding day. So don’t feel like you have to choose a white dress or else. Anyone that tells you that you do, you can feel free to ignore. After all, it’s your special day, not theirs.

Depending on how far from tradition you are going in the planning of your wedding you may not even feel the need to have bridesmaids. If you do, there is no wedding law that says they all have to have matching dresses. There is nothing wrong with each bridesmaid choosing her own dress and there is no reason why all of their dresses have to look the same. As long as everyone is considered dressed appropriately for a wedding at the end of the day, which is probably all that matters to you.

Traditionally weddings take months, if not even a full year, to plan. If you don’t want to drag the process out you can plan a non-traditional wedding in a matter of weeks if you choose to. Wedding vendors take forever to book so if you have a talented friend, family member or co-worker ask them to photograph your wedding, cater it or even serve as your DJ for the reception.

As we all know, a traditional wedding usually calls for a bridal shower prior to the big day. If pestering your friends and family to buy gifts that you may or may not like and may or may not use is not your cup of tea you can scrap the bridal shower all together. If you have a well- meaning friend or relative that insists on throwing you a bridal shower and the thought of opening gifts in front of people makes you want to run screaming into the night there is a unique way around it. Ask your guests to bring their gifts unwrapped and simply display them on a gift table. If you need a justification for this just to shut up opinionated friends and family or to ease any unwarranted guilt you might feel make it all about saving the environment. After all, how much paper gets wasted creating wrapping paper that you’re ultimately just going to rip up and throw away anyway?

These are just a few of the things you can do to plan a non-traditional wedding. For more ideas visit Best For Bride online today.

 

About Olga Pomeransky

Olga is manager at Best for Bride since 2005. Currently Best for Bride operates 4 bridal stores in Canada (Toronto, Etobicoke, Hamilton and Barrie). Best for Bride sells wedding, bridemaids, mob dresses and more. http://www.BestForBride.com

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    Cynthia Close

    December 11, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    Great, I love that you can do your own thing these days. When my brother got married 40 years ago they had the ceremony on the beach and it was very non traditional, but this was not the norm Today you can do whatever you want and have a wedding that fits your personality. I love the roller skate wedding picture!

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