It doesn’t feel good to list and prioritize the people in your life. Once you start getting serious about creating your wedding guest list, you might realize that this social challenge is not only logistical, it can also be pretty emotional. Creating an Intentional Guest List is more important than you might think. Read on for how to get real about who to invite to your unique wedding.
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.
You’re not wrong when you say that wedding vendors can charge a lot. It’s also true that weddings can be 24-carat gold expensive. But, before you grab your protest sign and mega phone, I have to tell you something honestly — the reason wedding vendors charge what they do is for good reason.
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?
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.
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.