If you’re including certain customs at your wedding even though they don’t mean a thing to you or your partner, then it’s best to skip wedding traditions in favor of something that is a better reflection of your relationship. Whenever I’m helping a couple to plan a wedding, I always tell them anything is possible no matter how outlandish it sounds to family, friends, or co-workers. If it’s important to them (and it’s within their budget), we will find a way to make it work. Even if it’s not in their budget, we’ll incorporate some creative, less expensive aspect of what they want to do. Where there’s a will, there’s a way!
Don’t worry though — you don’t need to orchestrate a flash mob proposal or get married in one of nature’s caverns to end up with a meaningful, awesomely alternative wedding. So before you start racking your brain for some unique wedding planning ideas, here are a few ways to veer off the beaten path.
1. Use a new type of wedding registry
2. Incorporate shared experiences
3. Get super creative with your food
4. Help your wedding party out
With these tips, you’re well on your way to having a wedding that’s totally unique to you and your partner — and one that guests will love. As your wedding-planning focus shifts from working through checklists of things that “must” be done to finding special ways to share the unique qualities of your relationship, your wedding becomes a one-of-a-kind celebration of marriage. And that is what the very best weddings are all about.