Planning a Unique Wedding - Page 2
Location: Think outside of the Church sanctuary box. If you and your fiancé are religious, pick a place where you both feel connected to each other and to God. That could be a garden, a tiny, forgotten chapel or on a beach under the stars. Your location should be a place you both feel comfortable in. Do you and your fiancé love to read? Go Sex in The City and get married in a library. Love the idea of a backyard wedding but your parents have unruly neighbors? Rent a house or cottage in the country with a backyard that perfectly suits your needs.
Ceremony Music: We’ve all seen the video of the Chris Brown “Forever” wedding party entrance. The bride and groom definitely put a twist on tradition. Maybe you don’t want to dance down the aisle but you also don’t want to play a slow, classical tune either. Open your mind to new options. At my wedding, our bridal party walked down the aisle to “Ten Thousand” by John Mark McMillan, an alternative rock song with words that meant a lot to the both my husband and I. Recently, I went to a wedding where the bride walked down the aisle to her guests singing the hymn, “Joyful, Joyful.”
Favors: Avoid giving favors because you think it is expected or a bridal magazine put it on your “Wedding Planning To-Do List.” Take this opportunity to show your guests what you and your husband love and value. You can make a donation in their honor to an organization making a positive impact in the world or treat them to something special you love like your family’s favorite homemade jam. A friend of mine went to a wedding where the bride and groom gave every guest a small box of Froot Loops, their favorite date-night dessert.