Wedding Traditions You Can Totally Ditch

There are no set rules for your wedding day!

It’s time to throw those stuffy traditions out the window! When planning the day that’s meant to celebrate you and your fiance, you shouldn’t feel restricted.  We’re all aware of the timeless wedding traditions and what we’ve been told our weddings days should look like, but what fun would it be if everyone’s wedding was the same? None at all!!! We say get crazy and plan the day YOU want!

Take a look at these traditions you can ditch while planning your best day ever…

 

Wearing a white dress…

You DON’T have to wear a white dress on your wedding day! It’s your day and you should feel comfortable in what you choose the wear as you walk down the aisle. Sure most brides go for the classic long, white gown, but just think of how fab you’ll feel as you embrace a pattern or a splash of colour on YOUR big day.

 Samm Blake via Blog Lovin’

Wearing a veil…

This tradition isn’t for everyone. If you’d much prefer to set your best face forward without the added coverage of a veil that’s fine! Maybe you’ll opt for a sparkling headpiece, a colourful flower crown, or just rock a gorgeous hairdo!

Anna Delores Photography via Style Me Pretty

You can’t see each other before the ceremony…

If you haven’t heard by now, first looks before the ceremony are a big hit! If you or your groom suffer from nerves being in front of a crowd of people, this might help relieve some stress and its the perfect opportunity to snap some memorable photos!

Summer Leigha Photography via Junebug Weddings 

Bridesmaids wear matching dresses…

Let your girls express their unique styles and personalities by letting them choose their own dresses. Afterall, not everyone will have the same body type and it’s important that even your girl squad feels pretty and confident while they support you through the day.

Winsome and Wright via Style Me Pretty

 

You can only have one flower girl and one pageboy…

Well if the Royals can have more than one, why can’t you?! A mini bride squad will make the cutest addition to your special day. If you have siblings or close friends with little ones you just can’t celebrate without, you won’t have to choose just one!

Alex Warschauer Photography via Style Me Pretty

Your engagement ring should be a diamond…

We’ve all heard that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but they don’t have to be! If you have an alternative gem that means more to you why not let it take centre stage in your ring?

JOFFOTO via How He Asked 

Your dessert must be cake…

Its okay to serve other desserts besides cake! Of course, it’s still nice to have cake on the menu, but don’t limit yourselves! Add in your own sweet tastes to share with your guests.

via Wedding O Mania 

 

 

Photo by Alvin Mahmudov on Unsplash

Ally Vogl

Ally is the Content and Social Media Exec here at WeddingDates HQ. Beyond being obsessed with all things weddings, she loves a good cup of coffee and splurging on beauty products.

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