There’s no question about it, weddings are a huge industry that seems to constantly be churning out the same thing over and over again. Traditional weddings are filled with all kinds of typical items such as how the dress should look, the décor that’s used, and even the venue itself. So, what happens if you don’t see yourself as a traditional bride? What if you want your wedding to be a reflection of your own fashion and style, rather than something that feels very cookie-cutter? Is it even possible?
The good news is that there are a variety of things you can do that will help ensure the wedding stays true to you, and reflects who you are.
Start with the Invitations
A great place to begin is with the invitations. This is the very first thing that your guests will see regarding your wedding, so it’s a wonderful place to set the tone. Because it can be hard to find pre-made invitations that match your own unique style, it may be a good idea to use the wedding invitation maker from Adobe Spark.
This tool makes it possible to create a wedding invitation that tells your story as a couple. You get to pick the size, the theme as shown through various templates, pick images from the free library or use your own, play around with different fonts and choose the best one, and then download/share/print the invitation. The moment your guests open this homemade information, it will be clear that this isn’t your typical wedding.
Pick a Theme
Now that the invitations are done, it’s time to start thinking about the wedding itself. It’s a good idea to pick one theme that you can use throughout. This helps to create a cohesive look, and it will also help you with the planning side of things.
Since you want the wedding to be a reflection of your own personal style, your theme can be a nod to this. For example, pick a color/pattern/texture that is personal to you, a favorite destination, a hobby that you are engaged in, or something related to your personality – any of these can work. This theme can now be used when you pick the color of the bridesmaids’ dresses, the décor, the cake, and other special touches.
The Venue Sets the Mood
The venue will play a huge role in whether or not the message of your own fashion and style is clear. Rather than choose a traditional venue such as a banquet hall, don’t be afraid to get a little creative. Look at places that you have enjoyed as a couple, places you find to be very scenic and peaceful, or somewhere that speaks to your personality.
Examples of these non-traditional venues include museums, zoos, libraries, and barns. There are really no rules when it comes to unique venues, the more outside the norm the better.
A Day to Remember
There is absolutely no reason you need to do what everyone else is doing when it comes to a wedding. Instead, look for ways to let your own style and fashion shine through and make it a day to remember.