Personalize Your Wedding To Make It Uniquely Yours

Weddings are getting more personal and less traditional in many ways, as seen in a study of the American wedding by Brides. Meaningful personalization of weddings is the hottest trend right now. After all, it’s your big day. Why not switch up things and spice up your wedding? Personalizing your wedding doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. Your wedding can be made special by doing things the way you want with simple and thoughtful details. From your bridal shower to the recessional ceremony, everything can be personalized.   

Family Is Our Pride And Joy 

The absence of a dear family member on your big day feels horrible, so many brides are finding innovative ways to include them, even when they can’t be present. You could wear your grandma’s wedding dress to make her presence felt, or you could carry your aunt’s favorite flowers as a bridal bouquet. You can also have a family photo wall – and this can also include your pets. These days, our four-legged friends are the biggest highlights at weddings. Whether you own dogs, cats, birds, horses or turtles, get your fur babies in the processionals. They can be great ring bearers too!  

A Personal Touch To Make It Exceptional

If yours is a multicultural wedding, you can incorporate your culture and heritage into the ceremony by including cultural and religious elements. While your guests wait for you, tease their taste buds with your favorite snack or drink. Or, in a move away from the classic wedding cake, you could make a tower of doughnuts, churros, pies or macarons. 

When it comes to the venue, what you do with it is the most important thing. The best way to personalize your venue is to go with what’s meaningful to you. Be it the Pacific Ocean, flower displays, or a scenic mountain top, an interesting theme could light up your wedding venue

It’s Okay To Buck The Traditional Norms

You can forgo wedding readings and ask a few people to share their opinions and ideas. You can walk down the aisle with your partner if you feel like it. And when it comes to the question of whether to change your name, go with your convenience: a woman taking her husband’s surname is steeped in tradition, but we are now moving towards more modern trends, and many women are choosing to keep their own name. Talk to your partner to see how they’d feel about it if you kept yours.

It’s your big day, and you can do anything that pleases you. If you want to keep the traditions, do it. If you want to buck them, then go for it! This precious moment of your life will happen so fast, so make sure you own it. Don’t let tradition take over your vision. Make sure to personalize your wedding so it’s exactly what you want to remember when you look back in years to come.

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