There’s a lot to think about when it comes to wedding planning, and making sure your ideas and those of your partner can meld together can be a trickier task than most. One aspect of the planning process that couples seem to struggle with is making the wedding feel truly theirs.
While traditions are lovely, there’s no reason the bride and groom to be can put special spins on old classics. Check out the trendy new spins on classic wedding traditions and determine which of these will be most suited to your personal style.
We’re going to start with, what else, the rings. Instead of typical costly diamonds, try a different stone. Morganite engagement rings are made with a softer stone than diamonds, and as such, tend to be much less expensive. Their soft pink hue mixed with a shining luster makes for a gorgeous ring worthy of any gorgeous gal. We like the neutral flexibility of this stone, as its pink power isn’t overwhelming. Some couples are choosing to forgo wedding rings altogether, instead electing to use the money that would have been spent on this symbol to take a longer honeymoon with a round the world trip airline ticket or make a down payment on the house of their dreams. Whatever you feel best shows your commitment is the best way to go.
Look Beyond the White
Brides have been shirking the idea of an all-white wedding dress in favor of new hues, and this colorful trend is a wonderful way to show personality and personal taste during your lovely walk down the aisle. While some simply choose cream or ivory options instead of brilliant white, other brides have gone full-blown vibrant with their dress choices, running the rainbow gamut from purple to green to even black. After all, it’s your day, you should wear exactly what you feel great in.
Chicken or Fish?
Gone are the days of boring dinner menus, and in its place, bride and grooms are choosing unique eats to keep their guests happily munching during the reception. While some couples still elect for a formal dining experience, many have elected for a more casual affair, enlisting the help of local food trucks and kiosks to handle the evening’s hunger. Perhaps you’ll want to do a comfort food table that includes all of you and your spouse-to- be’s favorite dishes—this downhome style of serving has become all the rage, and is perfect for smaller wedding parties.
Everyone wants to have a fun wedding, and it seems like an open bar is a surefire way to get the party started. However, offering free flowing liquor can mean exorbitant bills when all is said and done. Make the day more personal by offering signature drinks. The groom and bride can each come up with a few of their favorite libations, and guests can choose from a predetermined menu to keep costs low but ensure the party is still jumping. If you want to provide a few classics on the side, hire a bartender to serve beer and wine, as well.
Get Rid of the Cake
You’ve likely been to your fair share of weddings during your life, and think back—was there ever a wedding cake that you truly loved? Chances are, you don’t remember, or the cakes you’ve had simply didn’t have astonishing flavor. Instead of shelling out huge amounts of money for a cake that will be gone in an hour and forgotten soon after, instead look into dessert smorgasbords. This can help you cut down on costs and appeal to a wide population of your guests. Whether you choose cookies from The Cravory, delicious cake pops from a local bakery, or even fruit trays, the sky is the limit when it comes to dessert tables—you might even set up a gelato bar to keep your guests happily snacking away.
Make sure your wedding is exactly to your and your sweetheart’s specifications by taking advantage of some of these fun spins on classic wedding traditions.