Tying the knot is a huge milestone for any couple, but just as your story so far is unique to you both, your wedding day should be a reflection of you as a couple.
Making your wedding as special and unforgettable as it should be is easier said than done.
Whether you want to keep it classic or go alternative with your wedding ceremony and reception, the following golden rules will help you create a wedding day that’s unique to you.
Forget what a wedding ‘should’ be
You’ve likely attended many weddings in your time. Put these preconceived notions about what a wedding should be firmly behind you – especially if you want to reflect on your unique journey as a couple.
Go back to basics when planning your wedding, and look for wedding inspiration without replicating ideas.
Don’t be afraid to tweak traditions
One thing many marrying couples think is set in stone is the wedding ceremony. While religious ceremonies have a set structure, the civil ceremonies we conduct offer much more freedom.
You can write your vows, choose your music, craft or select readings that are more personal to you, and get family and friends involved, but this is just the beginning of making your ceremony your own.
Tradition no doubt plays a huge role in wedding ceremonies, whether you’re opting for a religious or civil ceremony.
Using tradition to your advantage is the key to putting your stamp on proceedings as Young, Hip & Married explains:
“A lot of what makes ceremonies tired and boring are traditions you don’t care about. You don’t have to do things a certain way just because that’s how it has always been done. If you don’t connect with the tradition or worse, the tradition goes against what you do believe in, get rid of it! Start your own traditions.”
Forget those wedding trends
Trends rule every industry, including the wedding sector. By leaving behind the trends and embracing your style you can ensure a wedding day that’s oh-so-you!
Wedding dress trends in particular should be taken with a pinch of salt if you want to create a personal wedding look.
When shopping for your wedding gown simply aim to choose a look you love, and forget about what’s hot and what’s not.
You can let your personality shine through with your choice of accessories too. Encourage your groom to take the same approach to create an unforgettable, carefully coordinated style combo.
Take a trip down memory lane
Sharing your story so far will make your wedding more personal to you as a couple. There are tons of cute ideas to take you, your groom, and your guests down memory lane.
Decorate the aisle of your ceremony venue with pictures of you and your groom – don’t forget those embarrassing childhood snaps! You could also gift guests with mixtapes of tunes that mean the world to you both.
These small but memorable touches will set you apart from the wedding pack, and make both your wedding ceremony and reception more intimate to create a day that is truly yours.