Knowing this, several couples across the globe choose to make their weddings even more memorable by staying away from the traditional wedding ceremony. This of course has many pros and cons, but if planned and executed correctly, a non-traditional wedding cannot only be unique and somewhat inexpensive, but also incredibly fun.
Let’s take a quick look at the do’s and don’ts when planning a non-traditional wedding.
Do: Decide on your style and priorities for every element of your wedding beforehand. Whether you want to make it simple and low-key or unique and a tiny bit extravagant, make sure all the elements of your wedding stick to your original premise.
Don’t: Do not leave any element to be decided at the last minute no matter how insignificant it seems. The months prior to the wedding are hectic and many things are likely to slip your mind. If you leave something for later on, you might regret it later. What’s more, you might even need to change other elements of the wedding in order to accommodate the one you forgot to plan.
Do: Be honest with friends and family about your choice to have a non-traditional wedding, especially if they will need a special dress code (like a more informal one). This will prevent many unpleasant surprises and your loved ones will appreciate you even more for it.
Don’t: Do not treat every guest the same. You might want to have a non-traditional wedding, but that doesn’t mean that you should not care for your guests’ particular needs. Some might be vegetarian, some might be allergic to certain flowers or foods, others might have hearing problems (difficult to hear outdoors) and more. Some wedding planners have this in mind when planning a conventional wedding, but due to the different elements that a non-traditional wedding sports, some new things might need to be considered.
As you see, while having a non-traditional wedding can be truly unique and rewarding, its planning entails a completely different set of elements that need to be considered in order to avoid last minute surprises. But if done right, it will not only be memorable, but also one of the funniest moments of your life as a couple.