It’s time to let go of those old wedding traditions that guests secretly hate and make room for unique and fun ways to celebrate. Your wedding should be all about you and your partner, and that’s it. It’s time to make room for new traditions by eliminating the conventional ones. Here are traditional wedding traditions you can do without.
A Minister or Clergy Member Must Officiate the Wedding
It’s time to try something new and have your best friend officiate your wedding. Anyone can preside over your wedding ceremony.
You can still include religious aspects in the ceremony, but you don’t need to use a stuffy pastor who everyone finds boring. Bring life and joy to your party by asking your fun uncle to marry you. Do what works best for you and your partner.
Cocktail Party After the Ceremony
Let’s say you dream of getting married on the beach at sunset in July. Well, the sun sets fairly late during the summer. Your guests will be antsy to eat and drink. Why not switch things up by greeting guests with a cocktail hour before the ceremony? Allow everyone to mingle with each other and enjoy some delicious appetizers and cocktails before you say, “I do.” Then, you get straight to dinner and dancing afterward.
This tradition is long gone! The bride can wear any color she chooses and no longer needs to wear a dress. Wedding jumpsuits or suits are popular options in the bridal community. You can even wear multiple outfits throughout the evening. The decision is all yours.
The Wedding Party Must Match
Wedding parties aren’t what they used to be. You can ask your brother to be your brother of honor, so why expect the party to match? Set a color palette that you like and let everyone pick out the dress, suit, or jumper style that best suits them. You’ll have a wonderful display of mismatched fashion.
If you can’t tell, weddings are about including the unique things that are important to you. Letting go of those wedding traditions can make room for more important and sentimental ones. Make your ceremony and reception the party of your dreams!