So many times you get the impression that if you have a wedding, in order for it to be perfect it has to have all the qualities of true tradition, from white wedding gowns to the ring bearers, flowers, etc. It is your big day so why shouldn’t it be perfect and traditional, right?
Well, you can have weddings that follow traditional styles but following certain traditions will help with the fall/winter seasons. There are several wedding trends going on, and maybe they will help add some zest to your own wedding with style and pizzazz while allowing you to enjoy all the traditions of this amazing day.
- Over-the-shoulder. Wedding dresses tend to expose shoulders, symbolizing the innocence and natural beauty of the bride. However, with the fall season, and winter quickly approaching, the weather tends to get cooler. Try an over the shoulder dress with a white-mesh that covers you up, but still provides the elegance that you desire for your dress. This is a very popular and heavy trend right now.
- Grooms that shine. The limelight doesn’t belong JUST to the lady. Let your man shine with style of his own. Men are choosing well-tailored suits with a variety of fabrics, textures and colors with colors ranging from navy blue and hunter green to gray with black lapels.
- Shoes and the Woman. Ladies, there is no question that shoes make the woman. So why go all out and get a great pair of designer shoes to walk the aisle for your big moment. Just agree and say “I Do!”
- Have a Drink. Why not provide your own favorite mixers and cocktail concoctions? Sure, you want the guests to have drinks to enjoy, but it is a big night for you and the groom so make sure you have something there for you to enjoy during cocktail hour.
- Tradition, with a Twist. A sit-down, formal dinner is great. But why not skip it and have several different appetizers passed around or create a buffet station. That’ll give more time for pictures, socializing, and an opportunity for everyone to keep the energy going throughout the night.
- Welcome to the Wedding. Your out-of-towners will be tired and hungry from the trip. Offer them welcome bags with snacks to help hold them over and show appreciation for them attending your big day.
There are many wonderful ways to remain traditional, but breaking a small bit to show the guests that you are like most weddings with a style all your own.