Weddings are jam packed with traditions. The cake, the first dance, something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. Some people love tradition and they want their wedding to tick all of those boxes. But half of those traditions are so old that most of us have no idea where they came from. A traditional wedding also doesn’t feel like it’s really personal to you. You’re planning your wedding around traditions that somebody else came up with, rather than thinking about what you and your partner want in a wedding. That’s why more and more people are starting to ignore the traditions and do something a bit different. If you want to do the same, here are some simple ways that you can inject a bit more of your own personality into your wedding.
Gold band with a diamond. That’s a wedding ring. Always has been, always will be. But why? People usually go for that combination because that’s just what wedding rings are. They don’t usually consider anything else. Some people will go for a different stone but they’ll still be going for the classic wedding ring style. That’s fine for a lot of people but that style doesn’t suit everybody and you might not be that bothered about it. So why not try something different. Silicone rings are very popular at the moment because you get so much more choice on colour, rather than just having to go for gold or silver. You can choose colours that have some significance to you as a couple. Whether you just get a band that combines both of your favourite colours, or maybe model it after a sports team that you both follow. The possibilities are endless really, it’s just a nice way to make your rings personal to you, rather than getting the same as everybody else.
Themed weddings are popular at the minute as well. It’s a great way to introduce a shared interest that is important to your relationship. But you’ve got to remember that some of the other guests, particularly older family members, still enjoy some of the wedding traditions. That’s why it’s always a good idea to meet in the middle and combine traditions with your theme. Wedding makeup is a good way to do this. For example, if you love goth fashion you might want to incorporate that somehow. But your grandmother would probably be pretty horrified if you turned up in a black dress. Instead, you can go for a more traditional white dress and use your makeup to incorporate your personal fashion style.
The wedding cake is probably one of the best traditions. Who doesn’t like cake? But that doesn’t mean you have to go for the standard 3 tier wedding cake. A lot of people are going for a stack of cupcakes or maybe having one specially made with a crazy design. There are some great cake makers out there that can make a cake look like pretty much anything you want so don’t limit yourself to a boring white cake.
Tradition doesn’t have to go out of the window entirely. You can make these simple changes to find a balance between your personal style and the wedding traditions.