While we at Belle Bodas find so much beauty in wedding traditions, we love to encourage our couples to stay creative and look outside the box during the wedding planning process. For us, incorporating a non-traditional style means looking at parts of the wedding that you don’t personally align with or value. Taking those parts to refine and evolve as a reflection of you and your partner’s style.
There are a few things to consider when it comes to deciding if a non-traditional wedding is meant for you and your partner. The first element is to understand that not everyone will jump on your unique ideas. Most people are very comfortable planning a wedding by the book. So understand you might get some pushback from either friends or family when doing something different.
The second element to consider is your approach to how a non-traditional style aligns with you and your loved one. The unique decisions you make with your partner are a reflection of both of your lifestyles. You are infusing your personalities into this sacred day. Essentially you and your partner are a team in this decision-making process. How you celebrate your wedding day is solely up to both of you.
Create an immersive experience for your guests by having a destination wedding. Destination weddings allow your guests to check out of work and be fully present on your wedding weekend!
Instead of a formal 2-hour rehearsal dinner, host a laid-back “Welcome Dinner” that allows your guests and parents to break the ice prior to the wedding day.
Finding ways to incorporate sustainable options in your wedding. From locally sourced wedding vendors to reusable glassware. There are endless options in creating eco-friendly weddings.
Still have a wedding party but consider not having them stand next to you during the ceremony. This will create a central focus on you and your partner during this special time.
If you don’t feel like having the traditional cake-cutting scene at your wedding, do a champagne pour instead! It’s a fun way to switch things up and transition to a fun dance party at the reception.
This includes not only having different colors but having each bridesmaid wear different styles of dresses. This allows each bridesmaid to feel comfortable in what is most fitting for them.
Dedicate some time before your ceremony to not only have the first look but to intimately read your wedding vows. This not only takes the stress of doing it in front of an audience but allows for a sacred moment between you and your loved one.
Planning non-traditional weddings is something we specialize in at Belle Bodas Events. We get to know you as a couple and individuals, learning your hobbies and passions. From there we create a custom vision of your special day, down to the last detail. If you are inspired by the ideas we mentioned above, reach out to us so we can create your dream non-traditional wedding.
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