Non-Traditional Wedding Ideas For Unconventional Brides

When you want to tie the knot in style and create memories that last a lifetime, you want to be able to do it in your own special way. With brides constantly inundated with picture-perfect white weddings on social media, we decided to do things a little differently.

As someone who has always known they’re a little unconventional, you want your big day to show the world who you really are. Not sure how to make that happen? Here are a few bright ideas to spark your imagination.

Arrive By Trolley to Really Make an Entrance

You don’t have to arrive in a horse and carriage or the traditional wedding car if you don’t want to. If you want to hire a trolley, what’s stopping you? It’ll allow you to turn heads when you arrive, it’ll be something you never forget, and most important of all, it’ll make you happy. It’s all about giving yourself the freedom to break the mould and go out there and do things your own way.

Go Abroad For an Experience to Remember

You don’t have to get married just around the corner from where you live, or downtown, if you don’t want to. Yes, it’s going to be a little more convenient when you’re putting the finishing touches to everything, but is that all you want — convenience?

What you want is a day that’s so amazing and memorable that you can relive it from beginning to end for years and years to come. That’s why more and more brides are looking into the idea of getting hitched abroad. It’s a great way to add something truly memorable to the mix, and there’s a whole host of locations that are hidden away and ready to be explored. For example, Prague has many beautiful venues to choose from, so why not take a look at what this hidden gem has to offer?

Add a Silent Disco to the Mix

Everyone loves to get out of their seats and dance the night away, so why not add a twist? You could have an hour of the evening devoted to your very own silent disco beneath the stars. It’ll give everyone something to talk about before and after, and the dancing that gets done in that magical hour is sure to put some smiles on faces.

You could have everyone dancing to the same tunes, or give them the choice to flick between a few different playlists. Just what you want when it’s time to add that unconventional touch to proceedings that will ensure your wedding is talked about for all the right reasons.

Have a Male Bridesmaid to Share the Love

Just because tradition dictates that you only have your female friends in the bridal party doesn’t mean you have to let that be the case. It’s fine to do just about anything you like with this part of the day because it’s your day. If you want a ‘bridesman’ to walk behind you as you come up the aisle, why not?

It’ll allow you to let more of the people who mean the most to you get in on the act, and it’ll make for a truly memorable sight that you’ll love to look back on. Ideal if you want to create those unique, heartfelt moments that every wedding day should have.

Create Your Own Signature Theme

Having a themed wedding used to be the sort of thing that only happened in Vegas, but the world is changing. If you want to do things a little differently and make people smile, why not think about a fun wedding theme your guests will love?

It’ll be a great way to get the whole guestlist excited for the day ahead, and it’ll allow you to break with tradition in the way you’ve always wanted to. Just make sure that you pick a theme that’s still going to allow you to steal the show with a stunning dress!

Opt For a Knot Tying Ceremony

Rather than exchanging rings more and more couples are turning tradition on its head and opting for a knot tying ceremony. The symbolism of the two of you being bound together for life is a great way to think about the act of getting married.

It allows you to make the same promise to love and honour each other as you would with a more traditional ceremony, but to add your own spin on things.

How to Know if You’ve Gone Too Far

The truth is, you can’t go too far. It’s your big day so make sure you do everything and anything you and your partner want. This is the one day of your lives where you’re going to be the centre of attention, so make sure you do it in a way that’s going to make you smile.

Rebecca Brown
WeddingDates Contributors
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