To go traditional or not to go traditional? This is often the question many couples are faced with from the moment they set a wedding date. Most of the time, you’ll be bombarded from all your family and friends about what kind of wedding they think you should have. Just know that no matter what you do, you’ll never please everyone. It’s because of this that we suggest you do it the way you want, however traditional or non-traditional that may be.
What is traditional?
Traditional can mean a lot of things. It could mean that the bride’s parents pay for the ceremony, and that it takes place in a church. It can also mean the friends and family of the bride and groom sit on opposite aisle sides. Traditional will often mean a white dress, tiered cake, and a formal first dance. The couple will often not see each other the day of the wedding until the bride is walking down the aisle, and the vows will be standard, though customized.
These are all details that are typically deemed “traditional”. Does that mean they’re bad? Absolutely not. Tradition is so important to so many people, and if these details sound like ones that you’d like to have at your wedding, you absolutely should.
What definitely isn’t traditional?
Eloping is one of the first things that come to mind when thinking of a “non-traditional” wedding. But there’s so many other ways to stray from traditional wedding values, if that’s what you choose to do. Many couples are opting to forgo the white dress, standard vows and religious venue. Which basically means, anything goes! This can be great because couples can pick and choose traditions that they like, include those in their wedding, and discard the rest!
If you want to have a white dress, standard vows, and a church ceremony, that’s amazing and we are so excited and happy for you! But if you want to elope at city hall, have donuts instead of cake, and have a dog as your maid of honor, we’re good with that too! We think the best option is doing exactly what you want, it’s your day! You can go all traditional, non-traditional, or even a little bit of both!
This mixing and matching wedding style is becoming so popular these days, as couples are straying more and more from what used to be considered “normal” and just doing what vibes best with them. We think this is great, your wedding should be all about you! What’s most important is that you are happy, and that’s all that matters!
Contact us, for your traditional or non-traditional wedding!