If you’re currently in the process of planning your wedding, you’ll probably have noticed there are a fair number of traditions and conventions you’re expected to follow. From wearing a white dress to having speeches and giving guests favours, to booking a classic car for your arrival, modern weddings can come with a fairly strict list of requirements.
If you’re a more rebellious bride, these conventions can feel more like limitations than charming traditions. Luckily for you, times are changing. Bringing a little individuality and personality to your big day is getting easier and easier, with suppliers, venues and other businesses now catering to couples who want something a little bit different.
A white dress is probably one of the most iconic aspects of a wedding. And if you’re a rebellious bride, this may well be one of the first traditions you want to do away with. As @brides puts it, “Your wedding day is all about you (and your partner), so why not wear a dress that reflects your unique personality?” Choose a wedding dress in a bright, bold colour or avoid traditional gowns and just treat yourself to a beautiful dress that’s not from a wedding boutique. One of the advantages of choosing a gown that’s not white and not a traditional wedding dress shape is that you’ll be able to wear it again and again.
A lot of brides opt to dress their venue in flowers, foliage and other elegant decorations. But as this is your big day, you have free reign to decorate the space in any way you want. Talk to your partner about creating a wedding theme that reflects your personalities and your style. This theme can be anything you want it to be and doesn’t have to include flowers, centrepieces or bunting at all.
The options for wedding catering are getting more varied and more exciting every year. Instead of opting for a traditional sit-down meal or a standard buffet, talk to your venue about other options available. With a little thought, you should be able to come up with a menu that’s individual, delicious and perfect for your big day.
Again, the entertainment at your wedding can be anything you want it to be. If you don’t like the idea of a DJ or covers band, book something completely different. Whatever sort of band, MC or entertainer you choose, make sure they reflect your tastes and your personality.
Taking a second look at established traditions and conventions can help you to create a more personal and more unique wedding day. Find out more, and learn about our exclusive use wedding venues, by taking a look around today.