Sometimes when we talk about the weddings we’ve been to, the details of each can blur into one. After two or three, it can feel like all weddings are the same. They follow the same format and stick to the same designs and colour palettes. Weddings are steeped in tradition, but that doesn’t mean they all have to be identical. So why not plan a wedding that is truly unique? Here are some ideas to help inspire you:
For a unique dress, why not consider designing one yourself? You could choose details that you like from other designs. Or you might prefer to move away from the long flowing white dress. Change the colours, change the shape, or even the fashion. Of course, making something from just a few pieces of material will guarantee your wedding outfit to be truly unique. If you’re not feeling confident in your dressmaking skills, see if a friend can help. If you want a veil, why not try something more structured or retro?
Put a ring on it
You can also design your own rings. While inside inscriptions make every ring unique, nobody else can see it. For something with plenty of impact, unlike any others, you could choose a pair of meteorite wedding rings. You’re not likely to bump into many people with a ring made from extraterrestrial metals! You might choose a different symbol of your eternal love, such as a bracelet or a necklace. Why not have a set of rings for each finger? A unique idea is one that hasn’t been done before. But a unique design can also be just the touch you need.
Say “I do”
To be legally binding, your wedding ceremony must include certain words, and a signature in the register book. The rest of it is entirely up to you. While there may be less wiggle room for inspired ideas in a religious union, you can create the ceremony you want. You don’t have to walk up the aisle. Why not dance your way there? And if you don’t believe in superstitions, why not take the journey with your groom? You could sing, play an instrument, watch a film, or do anything you like. And your vows, if you want them, could be romantic, comedic, or short and sweet.
All about the flowers
Bouquets can be cumbersome. Holding onto a heavy bunch of flowers all day is quite tiring too. Other cultures wear garlands or corsages of flowers. But there is no rule saying you must have flowers. Hayfever sufferers will be thrilled! Silk flowers have become very popular because of their hardiness and longevity. They’re less likely to become damaged on the day. Of course, if you don’t want to carry anything at all, there is no need. Decorations and centrepieces can be made of other things like sculptures, paper garlands, and fairy lights.
If you’re looking for something extra special for your wedding day, why not bring a little of yourself to the event? Designing your own decorations, dress, and rings can mean your day is more about you, and less about the expectation of others.
After all, it’s your day!