I love that we currently live in a day and age where people have the option to do whatever the hell they want to do for their wedding. Whether it's sticking to every traditional aspect to feel a connection to this experience that so many people have gone through over hundreds of years, shelving every single tradition to make the wedding entirely unique, or falling somewhere in-between, the important thing here is that there are no longer set rules on what you can and cannot do.
I was curious to see where Mr. M and I fell within the "tradition" spectrum and in making this list, I'm realizing that we fall somewhere in-between, but a bit more towards the non-traditional side. I'll start with what we're keeping (this will be a two-part post).
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To me, there is nothing more iconic of weddings than the white wedding dress. Also, I can't think of another time in my life where I'll be able to wear a stunning white gown, so this was a tradition I definitely didn't want to skip. FYI, this is NOT my wedding dress above, but it is from the Pronovias line :)
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I guess the non-traditional aspect of this veil I'll be wearing is that there is no blusher. But otherwise, I see it more as a fabulous hair accessory for the ceremony and since I got the cathedral length (108"), it makes for a really pretty train.
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I know this is a hotly debated topic and the trend seems to currently be in favor of mis-matched dresses, but I for one am still a fan of matching bridesmaids dresses (as long as they are pretty and the color happens to look good on everyone's skin tone). The groomsmen will also be wearing matching suits.
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I'm not sure yet if I'll be honoring the entire rhyme ("something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence in your shoe") but definitely the "something blue" with my fabulous Corinnes by Kate Spade!
|Bridal bouquet / Photo via The Sole Mates|
At first, I was going to skip a floral bouquet in favor of non-floral one, but when we saw there was room in the budget for flowers, I decided to go for it. And I'm glad I did, because we'll be re-using the bouquets during the reception as part of the decor.
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Plated Reception Dinner
There are so many options now for wedding dinners; buffets, family style, food trucks--the list goes on and on. However since we are having the wedding in a more traditional location (a hotel), formal plated meals are the only option.
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I'm just realizing I haven't told you guys anything about my upcoming Bachelorette party weekend in Vegas. More on that next week!
What traditions are you keeping?