Tying the Non-Traditional Knot
If wedding plans were bestowed upon the bride like a gift, then “something old” would be traditional wedding customs. But for couples veering onto the nontraditional path, the “something new” could be a ceremony venue other than a church, “something borrowed” could be mason jars for centerpieces filled with flowers from the bride’s garden and bridesmaids wearing a variety of dresses in “something blue.”
For many couples, incorporating their own touches into their big day outweighs maintaining wedding traditions.
“A nontraditional wedding can be very simple, such as having their dog walk down the aisle wearing a tuxedo shirt or Cubs jersey or skipping a religious- based ceremony for a ceremony that’s more telling of the couple’s story,” says Jan Barbeau, founder of Perfect Events by Jan in St. Charles.
Many couples are seeking unconventional venues that double as the site for both the ceremony and reception. Popular choices include the zoo, breweries/wineries, museums, and warehouses. Creating adventure weddings is another popular choice, such as getting married in the ocean.
with the bride dressed as a mermaid or having the ceremony on the island of Santorini where the bride rides in on a donkey.
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