My brides ask me the same questions all of the time. What is the “right” way to do introductions? What is the “right” way to do our vows? Can my bridesmaids wear different color dresses? Would it look weird in photos? Is it tacky to do karaoke at my wedding? The answer is always the same. Its YOUR wedding, there are no rules. Do what you want to do and what makes you and your fiance happy. That’s all your loved ones want is to see you happy and to have fun and celebrate!
I think as a bride, it’s easy to get caught up in trying to please everyone else that they forget that this is their day to celebrate the love between two people in a way that represents them. If you want to wear Converse sneakers, wear them. If you want your bridesmaids in all different colors, go for it! If you want to sing karaoke, bring it on. Why not have a competition? There are no rules today and weddings that have more personal touches are growing more and more popular as are themed weddings.
I love when my clients break the traditional rules and showcase their personalities and really have a day that celebrates the couple without worrying about what’s “right.” Just do it! Here are some examples of how my unconventional couples celebrated their wedding day. I hope it inspires you to think outside the box.
Animals at a wedding? Why not. Jane is an animal lover and her wedding had some hedgehogs (seen here) a kookaburra and some other furry friends for her guests to pet. By the way, check out her custom arm jewelry?
A Phantom of the Opera themed wedding…perfect for a musician and lover of musical theater. Andrew Lloyd Weber himself would have loved her take on the theme. The bride and bridesmaids had masks in lieu of flowers…a very cool and economical choice.
Be different, be you, and have the most magical day.