NON TRADITIONAL WEDDING PLANNING ADVICE
Whether you have $5,000 or $30,000 you can plan a wedding that feels good to you just by taking the time to think about where you’re at financially and what feels comfortable based on your unique situation.
Forget the wedding blogs that tell you that the average wedding cost is $30,000, let’s explore the things you should consider when setting a budget for your wedding that feels right for YOU!
You’re engaged congratulations!
You’re probably now wondering how the hell you’re going plan this wedding… Where to begin? What is the very first step you should take?
Well read on because the first step to planning your non traditional wedding is probably not what you think!
The Pantone color of the year has been announced does that mean that you should be going and changing all of your bridesmaids dress colors and tablecloths to classic blue?
No this is not that kind of wedding trend video. These are trends for couples who are taking a more non-traditional approach to their weddings and looking for a more intentional and meaningful approach to their celebrations.
For decades, weddings have been caught up in a frenzy of mindless spending as a result of the overwhelming pressure to throw an extravagant affair and one-up your best friend’s wedding.
Now, our generation is making huge shifts by finding ways to include meaningful and charitable aspects into their wedding ceremonies.
Shortly after getting engaged you probably started playing out the scenes from your future wedding in your imagination. Just by closing your eyes you can
When you start planning a wedding in today’s world, it becomes painstakingly clear that you simply must have bespoke paper invitations hand-addressed by a calligrapher, you absolutely have to have cute gifts for your guests to take home, and of course, you have to have a dress for the ceremony AND another for the reception. Don’t even think about not having an open bar! So, where exactly do you have the room to express what you really value when you are constantly busy fulfilling someone else’s ideal wedding plan?
The entanglement of your parent’s expectations and your own is a complicated symphony of nostalgia, social norms, and ego. So it’s not surprising to find that the complexity runs so deep that you may not even know where your true desires start and your parents desires end. So many couples say that they have simply “given in” to the pressures of their parents, but remember, my friend — it’s your wedding, so it also needs to be rooted in your rituals.
From the time you were old enough to consume media and films, you have been bombarded with an image of what your “big day” should look like. That “big day” I’m talking about is your wedding. The media has successfully fooled us into believing that wedding happiness looks like a cookie-cutter Disney princess movie, with a heavy dose of blush-toned Pinterest boards. Keep reading to find out why your wedding should not be the best day of your life.
Worried that people are judging your wedding decisions? You are not alone. That panicked feeling you have when you think about all the things that could go wrong on the day of your wedding, is exacerbated by the fact that we have equated our wedding day with performance and perfectionism. I spent 5 years planning weddings and here is one thing I can say with certainty; nobody cares about your wedding as much as you do.
PRACTICAL WEDDING PLANNING TIPS
In case you haven’t noticed it, everyone has a different opinion about weddings. It should not come as a surprise that one person’s opinion about weddings would be different from the next because we all live such different lives from each other. We experience relationships differently, we grow-up in different cultures which give different weight to weddings and marriage in general, we experience religion and education differently, and we each come with our own set of values. So the question begs to be asked, what does your unconventional wedding look like?
How do indecisive brides even begin make wedding decisions with constant opinion-overload from family members, friends, and the rabbit-hole that is Pinterest? Asking these 3 questions can help.
Wondering if you should hire a professional wedding DJ or band, or go for the cheaper, Spotify playlist option? Here are some things to consider before making your decision.
REDEFINING WEDDING TRADITIONS
We are a generation of self proclaimed rebels; we express our individuality loud and proud. We have taken it upon ourselves to disrupt just about all aspects of life as our parents, and their parents, knew it to be. Astonishingly though, we still avoid the big questions when it comes to weddings: why the customs and traditions from thousands of years ago are still relevant and whether they should be practiced at all.
When it comes to planning your ultimate celebration of love, you don’t need to follow any rules but your own. Learn how our societal traditions surrounding wedding etiquette can impact your plans for an unconventional wedding. Saying no to the status quo of yesterday’s traditions, and saying yes to today’s age of unique wedding planning for you, the unconventional bride.
There is a reason why brides white wear white wedding dresses, but it may not be what you think. Here are some reasons why you should consider an unconventional wedding dress (and veil) instead.