There’s been an explosion of weddings in 2021, with an estimated 1.9 million ceremonies. Experts predict there will be even more in 2022 — perhaps as many as 2.5 million weddings!
Will yours be one of them? No doubt you’re looking forward to your big day, even you secretly dread the wedding planning process.
If you’re trying to come up with some unconventional wedding ideas, we’re here to help. Keep reading for five unique ideas you may not have considered yet!
1. Think Outside the Limo
Yes, a limousine is classic and traditional, but what if you’re anything but? Make your grand entrance something everyone will remember for years to come!
For example, you could arrive in a horse-drawn carriage, or you and your future spouse could ride in on horseback. Rent a luxury sportscar for the event or gather your friends and family in a party bus. For a more vintage feel, roll up in a retro VW van from The White Van Wedding Company.
2. Ditch the White Dress
White may be the traditional color for wedding dresses, but what if it’s not for you? Take inspiration from celebrities and others who said “I do” in something other than a white lacy gown.
Get a dress that’s pink, blue, silver, or rainbow-colored. Keep it super casual and wear a colorful sundress and flip-flops. Or skip the dress altogether and get married in a jumpsuit so you can go wild on the dance floor.
3. Include Other Family Members
Marriage isn’t just the union of two individuals but also two families. If it’s appropriate, why not give each of your parents, grandparents, or children a role to play during the ceremony?
We’re also suckers for couples who choose to include their pets in their wedding ceremony. Your cat or your dog might just be the cutest “ring bearer” or “flower girl” that’s ever walked down the aisle!
4. Try a Themed Wedding
Your wedding day is all about what makes you and your relationship unique. Why settle for the same boring ceremony like everyone else when you can do something out-of-the-box?
Rather than recite traditional vows, why not consider a poetry reading or reading from a book that’s significant to you? Another idea is to choose a whimsical or historical theme for your big day. This could be anything from medieval times or vintage Hollywood to the wild west or Game of Thrones.
5. Skip the Matching Tuxes & Dresses
Don’t overlook your bridal party when you’re considering unconventional wedding ideas. Skip those boring tuxes and instead put your groomsmen in dapper suits (which may or may not match).
You can also forget those awful matching bridesmaids’ dresses and include a variety of colors, patterns, and styles. The same goes for bouquets, boutonnieres, and other accessories.
Which Unique Wedding Ideas Inspire You?
So, did any of these fun wedding ideas stand out to you? Bookmark this list for inspiration as you continue planning your unique wedding ceremony and reception!
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