For the non-traditional bride who trusts her ladies’ sense of style, it can be fun and freeing to let your bridesmaids come in the dress of their choosing. Now that’s one way to ensure they’ll be able to wear it again!
Let Them Eat…Donuts?
Who says you have to have cake? Try alternatives like frozen yogurt or ice cream buffets, donuts, cupcakes, cookies, or whatever sweets make you swoon.
Grandmas are a special part of your lives, so incorporate them into your wedding by having them serve as flower girls.
Co-Ed Bridal Parties
You both have special guys and gals in your life, so give them all the opportunity to be your attendees as bridesmen and groomswomen.
Invite the Pets
Dogs are being given the welcome almost everywhere these days, so why not let your guests bring their pups to the wedding as well?
Here Comes the Truck
Wedding food is pretty boring and often the same across the board, so why not have a food truck cater your special day? You’ll get fun food that no one will forget, and what’s not to love about that?
Equal Opportunity Bouquet Toss
There’s more than one single lady longing to tie the knot, so forego the traditional bouquet for one that breaks apart into multiple flowers and really spreads some love!
Include Your Kids
So many couples already have kids when they meet at the altar, so who’s to say you can’t make them part of the vows? As you and your future spouse exchange your I Do’s to join your lives, you’re also joining the lives of your children into a newly formed family, so make vows to them as well.
The father of the bride might traditionally give his daughter’s hand to her groom in marriage at the ceremony, but isn’t it only fair that all of the parents take part in giving their children to one another? Have each full set of parents present their son and daughter to one another so that no one is left out of giving their blessing.
Forget the Bouquet
If flowers aren’t really your thing, have your bridesmaids carry something else that better reflects your personality, whether it’s another type of plant life or even something as off-the-wall as teddy bears.
Get the Full View
It’s hard to see the bride and groom’s faces during the ceremony, but those priceless expressions are the best part! Make sure your guests can see every silly little smile and every single tear that you and your intended exchange while you’re at the altar by having the officiant stand with their back to the guests while you stand facing all those dearly beloved who have gathered to see your bliss.
If you’re not married to the idea of a white dress, switch things up by wearing a gown in your favorite color and having your bridesmaids wear white instead.
I Now Pronounce…
Have your officiant be anyone you wish by first having the official paperwork witnessed and signed by a legally-sanctioned individual who will also be handling the filing of the paperwork by the deadline. That means your best friend, your dad, or even a sibling can preside over the ceremony and marry you on your big day.
Think Like a Kid
If you’re having a small wedding, make things more fun by doing something totally unexpected like renting out a party room at a local amusement park or sports venue like a mini golf course or a bowling alley. You’ll be covered for reception space to have your food and drinks, and your guests will have the chance to play!