A large majority of wedding practices are based on traditions. From garters to buttonholes, bouquets to wedding veils, many brides were following wedding customs that have been carried out for centuries. While it's important for some bridal couples to adhere to the more formal wedding customs and traditions, we're seeing an increasing number of our brides incorporate fun, non-traditional aspects into their wedding ceremony and reception.
Most brides are not observing the tradition of wearing their mother or grandmothers carefully preserved wedding gown. So, why not have some fun and trash the dress! The tradition of a bride wearing white doesn't actually stem from the idea of "purity" as much as it was a sign of wealth and privilege in earlier centuries to be able to afford a gown that was considered impractical and not for long-term use. These days, brides are choosing colorful shoes as a great way to incorporate "something blue" or just add a punch of fun to the traditional white bridal ensemble. Today's brides are often forgoing a long and cumbersome veil and instead choosing a unique flower, feather, bauble or clip. "This alleviates the concern of ruining a bride's hairstyle once the veil comes off, or covering up the groom's face in photographs.
Today’s bridesmaids are allowed to choose their own gown, accessories and hairstyle creating a cohesive look within parameters of style, fabric choices or color set forth by the bride in advance.Grooms can do the same thing with tuxedos or suits and set the tone of coordination with the shirts and ties.
While traditional wedding halls and hotels will always be an option,but the 21st century bride is getting married in loft spaces, old factories and warehouses, museums, or antique stores - locations that reflect their unique styles and interests.
The tradition of a "big exit" from the reception is long outdated. Bridal couples want to be at their reception, celebrating with family and friends until...