Updated: Jan 28

There is something nostalgic about the traditional idea of a wedding. Most of us dreamed of that special day since childhood; The white dress, black suites, matching bridesmaids and groomsmen, decorations, multi-tiered cakes, and beautiful wedding rings. However simple or extravagant your celebration you can never go wrong with traditional wedding plans.

Keeping it traditional still allows for unique themes! Consider a garden, vintage, contemporary and glamorous, beach, or boho-chic; But what if you decided to go the un-traditional route? What would this look like? Some guests may not understand your need to marry in the woods, on a mountain top, or while swimming with dolphins, And that’s ok! Do not let outside comments deter you from making your dream wedding come true; It is your special day, make sure it’s a memorable one!

Now one of my favorite subjects, FOOD! We have discussed this somewhat since Covid started. So I want to focus more on the cake! Or, I guess, the lack of a cake. One of the most popular alternatives to wedding cake is doughnuts. These can be served on a pegboard or stacked like a cake. Realistically, you can do something similar with any baked good or pastry; Cupcakes, cake pops, cookies, muffins, cinnamon rolls, waffles, etc, etc.!

You have similar options with something more savory. One of my favorite examples of this is stacked artisanal cheeses!

Jewelry can be a sensitive subject, but like everything else, you should discuss this honestly with your loved one. Have fun with it. Wear a tiara or crown. Have custom rings made out of a material that you feel represents your relationship. Don’t like rings? Go with necklaces or even completely nix the jewelry all together! There is no perfect wedding, and there is no specific list of rules for planning your celebration. It’s your special day and you should celebrate in a way that reflects your love for one another.

Don't be afraid to think outside the box. Keep it fun and do what you want!

Photo: Hailey Pierce Photography

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