Traditions have been passed on from generations to generations but let us face it, we have reached that point where we just want to do away with certain customs and rituals. Take weddings for example. Yes, wedding traditions are beautiful and memorable but because so many couples have done these things before, modern couples are now looking for non-traditional ideas that can make their event special and one-of-a-kind. If you feel the same way, you would surely enjoy looking at these wondrous ideas for a non-traditional wedding and reception.
- Groom and Wedding Singer in One
Traditionally, a choir or wedding singer would sing while the bride makes her way down the aisle. But what if the groom does this? Would not it be lovely and dramatic if a groom would sing the song for his lovely bride’s walk down the aisle? There would not be a single dry eye in the house. But of course, this is only ideal if the groom has talent in singing. Abandon the idea if the groom’s voice sounds like a cat screeching on the roof. It may ruin the moment.
- Tossing the Bouquet? Not Anymore!
While the usual routine would have the bride toss the bouquet to bride hopefuls, the new thing would be to play a game. All the single women can gather around in a circle and they will pass the bouquet around while the music plays. When the music stops, the woman holding the bouquet would be the next bride.
- Blow them Away with Unique Favors
Another great way to make your wedding unique is to give away extraordinary wedding favors that would commemorate the occasion. Instead of the usual candles and ceramic figurines, hand out cookie cutters, manicure/pedicure sets, mint tins, monogrammed make-up bag, bottle stoppers, sewing kits, mini tote bags, topiary photo holders, and so many more.
- Dessert, Tea, or Cocktails Reception
The customary sit-down dinner or buffer dinner receptions are quite expensive. Less costly options such as dessert, tea or cocktail receptions would not only enable you to enjoy maximum savings, these would also be an excellent way to stand out.
- Fluttering Butterflies in Lieu of Shower of Flowers
During the recessional when the bride and groom walk out of the wedding ceremony venue, instead of showering them with flower petals and rice grains, a creative alternative would be to have butterflies fly out. Balloons would also be a fun idea.
- Sing your Vows Out
Writing personalized vows are becoming more and more popular for weddings these days. To make yours even more unique, why not sing your vows to each other? Again, this would be a plausible idea for couples who have good singing voices. Saying poems would also work just as great.
While traditions have been here since time immemorial, there is certainly nothing wrong with wanting to do away with the norm. Couples who are looking for unique ways to make their wedding event extraordinary would surely love the ideas mentioned above. But do not stop here, let your mind fly, and you will be able to come up with more wondrous ideas to use for your special day.