If you are not the “traditional” type, do not feel pressured into doing everything by the book. In fact, there are plenty of inventive ways to change up your wedding style and make it a little more “you” without going too far. You don’t have to use funky colours or even off-the-wall decor. By getting a little creative, you can take those classic wedding styles and just give them the right twist to make them your own.
Change Up Centerpieces
Instead of a centerpiece in the middle of the table, give each guest their own centerpiece – placed neatly on their plate. This could also help you avoid the whole catching-the-bouquet-fight – since everyone will have their own.
Skip the Bouquet Toss
While the bouquet toss is a tradition, you don’t have to throw a bouquet. Instead, combine your dessert with the bouquet toss by having a “Who Will Find the Wedding Ring” challenge. Everyone gets their own mini cake and just one will have a plastic ring baked inside. The person who gets it is the next in line to get married. And, you just combined dessert and a bouquet toss into a single event – score!
Skip the Slideshow
While slideshows have only been around for a few years, they are certainly a been-there-done-that type of event. Skip the boring slideshow and go classic. Have pictures in frames of you and your spouse from babies up to adulthood. Sure, it is low-tech, but it is more unique and creative than a big slideshow taking up your wedding reception.
Be Creative with the Pews
Instead of flowers, use fresh herbs for your pews. Stick to calming scents, like lavender and eucalyptus leaf if you can. It’s lovely, invigorating and actually cheaper than using fresh flowers.
Make Your Decor Edible – Yes, Edible
Decor is where most couples blow their wedding budget. But, you can combine your wedding decor with treats and save big time – and be super creative. Have centerpieces that are snacks, napkin rings made from cookies or chocolate, and even “thank you” gifts that are 100% edible.
Fans, Not Flowers
Instead of having your bridesmaids carry their own floral bouquet, which can cost you hundreds, have them carry fans. This is a wedding style that is very dramatic, yet elegant. It makes a great fashion statement too – if you are the fashion-forward type of bride.
Right before your farewell, skip the champagne and liquor and go with coffee cocktails that are alcohol free. Not only will this ensure your guests can drive home safely, but it will save you a bundle – because coffee is pretty cheap. Make it fun with swizzle sticks, unique coffee flavors and fun glasses.
Your wedding style should be your own. These inventive wedding style ideas help you break away from the classics and make your wedding truly unique.