non-traditional bride offbeat wedding ideas

Non-traditional Bride Offbeat Wedding Ideas

Are you considered a non-traditional bride?  You’ve certainly come to the right place. Stick with us and read this quick and easy 2-minute article.  You’ll be bursting with off-beat wedding ideas that will make the big day the most special one of your life.

Getting married is the one day of your life that you’ve been looking forward to for as long as you can remember, so you want to make sure it’s one you’ll never forget. That said, as a non-traditional bride, you realize there are so many traditions out there you feel you have to follow that you may well be worrying the day won’t really feel like it’s yours. Sound familiar?  Don’t worry, continue reading!

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Non-Traditional Idea 1 – Leave the White Dress to Someone Else

When it’s time to unveil your outfit to the whole congregation you want to leave them speechless, and you want your other half to fall in love with you all over again. The classic white wedding dresses that we’ve all grown up with are great, but what if you want to take things in an exciting new direction?

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blue wedding gown with bridesmaids for a wedding ceremony
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More and more brides are opting for colorful wedding dresses that add a touch of style and the unexpected to proceedings, so why not do the same? They’re just what you need if you want to let your bubbly personality shine through for the whole room to see as you walk up the aisle.  It’s non-traditional, but it can be very fashionable!

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Non-Traditional Idea 2 – Save the Flower Girl Duties For the Older Generation

There’s no better way to remind the whole room that weddings are about families than to have the older generation play their part. It can be all too tempting to have them give a reading or take some rest and sit on the sidelines, but they’re just like you — they want to get involved.

three generation wedding rings at salt lake city reception
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Plenty of brides are bucking the trend of having flowers girls follow them up the aisle and are instead opting for their favorite aunt or dear old nan to do the honors. The great thing about this is that it shows the whole family just what they mean to you and will give you plenty of chances to get some photos you’ll treasure for a lifetime.

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Non-Traditional Idea 3 – Arrive or Depart In a Trolley

When you want to really make an entrance there’s perhaps no better way to do it than to show up at the ceremony in a vehicle no one would have been expecting.  Limousine services are plenty, but consider hiring a Trolley to deliver or pick up the non-traditional bride and groom!  What a memorable send-off by your family and friends, plus a unique entrance to your final destination, a romantic Salt Lake City hotel! Especially if you use a venue like Ivy House Weddings, located next to the historic Trolley Square in Salt Lake, you will add to the charm of having a Utah wedding.  When you hire a trolley to get you there in time for the big celebration, or to pick you up afterward, you’re not just making an entrance — you’re making a statement that will last a lifetime. Ideal if you want to add one more special moment to the day that you’ll never want to forget.

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Non-Traditional Idea 4 – Start the Music and Mingling Early

If you love to see your guests getting to know each other, spending time together, and just generally having a good old celebration, you need to get the records playing nice and early. A formal meal is a great way to get people into the swing of things, but why not opt for a buffet-style dessert that gets everyone out of their seats and socializing?

wedding buffet dinner for the non-traditional bride wedding party
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There are so many different buffet dessert options out there that you’re going to be spoilt for choice. Not only that but if you get the music to come at the same time your nearest and dearest will know that it’s time to get the party started. Ideal if you want to enjoy the day you’ve waited a lifetime for that little bit more.

non-traditional bride chooses a Man of Honor to join the bridesmaids
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Non-Traditional Idea 5 – Add a Guy Friend to the Bridal Party

Guy friends have long been left on the sidelines by the bride to be, but not anymore. There are all sorts of traditions modern brides are turning upside down, and sticking solely to female bridesmaids is certainly one of them.

guy of honor at utah wedding at ivy house weddings and events
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If you want to spend the day with the people who mean the most to you as you celebrate the start of a lifetime of adventure with that special someone, it really shouldn’t matter what gender they are. There’s a whole host of ways to add a guy friend to your bridal party, so give it a little thought, get creative, and enjoy it.

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Now that you’ve heard our words of wisdom, all you have to do is sit back and give a little thought to which one(s) you want to weave into the biggest day of your life. You might feel like you have a million and one things to do, but you only get to do it once so take the time to do it right and you’ll love every second of it.non-traditional bride pinterest pin

About the Author

I’m Rebecca, a translator and avid traveler, a book worm and horror flick enthusiast. My job has given me the amazing opportunity to travel to dozens of countries around the world, and writing on Rough Draft gives me a chance to try to showcase some of them.

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