Who’s ready for Part 2!! You still keen to break as many wedding traditions as possible? Awesome, me too!
If you haven’t read Part 1, check it out here. We’ve already broken all the typical expectations of the Venue, The Ceremony and The Dress. In Part 2, I’m gonna get right into how we can make your Bridal Party, The Food and Your Bouquet all weird and wonderful! Cos’ the whole point is to create a wedding that is all about YOU! So that you can look back on your day knowing it was 100% you, and not just because you were expected to do it. It’s not about putting on a show, it's about showing who you are.
I have two beautiful sisters who also have the same weird sense of humour as me, so it was super easy to pick them both to be my maids of honours/bridesmaids. And yes I chose them both to be maids of honours as I couldn’t choose between them, and plus, why not? But your bridesmaids don’t have to consist of your closest female friends, you can have whoever you want!
- Do you and your fiancé have the same group of friends? Who says you need to have “bridesmaids” and “groomsmen”? Just have one awesome, fun-filled bridal party that consists of all your friends!
- Mums and Dads
- Your Dogs (although they probably won't be able to sign as a witness...)
- A couple of strangers who responded to your flyer on the noticeboard
Food & Drinks
There are so many awesome ideas out there for the Food & Cake you choose to have at your wedding. And I get super excited about it because I love food. It was the one aspect of my wedding that I spent the most time researching. Probably because I believe food is what brings a huge group of people all together, and when you think about it, its one of the things that you remember after attending a wedding. Everyone forgets about what kind of flowers were in your bouquet, or what song you walked down the aisle to. They all remember the food. And with that said, they will also remember if the food was crap. Sorry but they do.
https://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-photos/real-weddings/rainy-virginia-vineyard-wedding/i/16a3c3d53cc0c97a-dae2fa8ed679a2ae?view=end / Photography by Enderes Photography
Taco Station - I had one for my wedding with a sign saying “You wanna taco bout it?”…I thought it was awesome.
https://www.weddingchicks.com/blog/lets-do-lunch-bridal-shower-l-12288-l-43.html / Photography by Taylor Kinzie Photography
http://www.deerpearlflowers.com/rustic-wedding-details-and-ideas/2/ / Photography by Kari Otero for 5th Avenue Digital
http://eventsbywhim.ca/blog/late-night-wedding-food-ideas/ / Photography by onelove Photography
Heck, you could even have an Oyster Station!
https://junebugweddings.com/wedding-blog/roche-harbor-wedding-by-laurel-mcconnell-photography-lindsay-and-abe/ / Photography by Laurel McConnell Photography
And of course we can’t forget about Drinks! Set up a station of your favourite spirits and mixers for one hell of a party!!!
http://www.planyourperfectwedding.com/node/35934/23222 / Sign by Another Story Studio
Bourbon & Cigar Station
http://www.stylemepretty.com/2014/10/13/elegant-garden-wedding-at-a-montecito-estate/ / Photography by Elan Klein Photography
Did you know in the 1600’s brides traditionally carried a bouquet of flowers down the aisle to mask their stench, since they had their yearly bath in May, and they were married in June. So the bouquet was there just in case. Seems a bit silly that we are still following this tradition as I’m sure most of us are now showering several times a week…well I hope you are. Nowadays, brides are carrying flowers as they are so pretty and they look awesome in photos! Plus, what are you meant to do with your hands? But instead of flowers, how about we stretch it a little bit and see a few other things that we can replace flowers with?
Photography by Little Black Bow Photography
Balloons - super fun and they look awesome in photos!
http://www.stylemepretty.com/vault/image/663226 / Photography by Elizabeth Messina
Add streamers and pom poms for a Mexican inspired bouquet!
https://ruffledblog.com/australian-polo-club-wedding/ / Photography by Lara Hotz
Puppies - seriously I think this is the best idea ever and I don’t know why more people don’t do it