Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. These were the ingredients chosen to create the perfect wedding look but it has been a little outdated, hasn’t it? Sometimes we need to step up our game to keep the tradition alive, otherwise, all marriages would look pretty much the same, which is downright boring. So let’s see in what ways can we say NO to conventions and make your wedding reflect YOUR personal values, sentiments, tastes, and disapproval. It is after all your special day so you should be the one who gets to call all the shots. Remember, you are in control of this party, baby, so make it count!
The first thing that pops to mind when talking about weddings is, of course, the wedding dress. By all means, don’t go with the traditional gown that will make you look like a pearl-colored tent. Add some flair to it, this is a perfect opportunity to show some elegance and fashion sense! Whether you go with an open-neck corset, a long intricate veil dragging on the ground, a luxuriously big hair adorned with ornamental hair accessories or a suit to show who’s the boss in the relationship, anything goes as long as you feel the styling resonates with your character. So step out of conventional approaches and design a dress that shows who is the queen. Remember, this is your day, so dress to impress!
The color white has always been associated with innocence, purity, and matrimony, but there isn’t a written rule that states this should be your only available choice of color. Amp things up, add another tone to your wedding garments and makeup to really make your look pop and captivate the prying eyes. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable in it because it should be a representation of who you are, not what others want you to be. Whether it’s red, jewel-toned, transparent or even black, there are many ways to spice up the color palette of your wedding gown. So what are you waiting for? Get out of your comfort zone and add a splash of colors that, as Marie Kondo would say it, sparks joy for you.
As with all social gatherings, a lot of it depends on location, location, location. Marriages in sacred sites are a tradition that lasted for centuries for many reasons but now we have an opportunity to step out of those conventional bounds and celebrate our matrimony somewhere else. So what comes to your mind when you ask yourself about the location of your wedding? Do you see a seaside ceremony or one high up in the mountains? Lush wooded area with adorned canopies or underground clubbing with a killer sound system? Bottom line, choices are plentiful so it is entirely up to you and no one else to choose a setting that will complement your ideal vision.
This is not a matter of being unique at all costs. It is a matter of staying true to yourself. Your wedding is supposed to be the best day of your life. Make it count, girl!