Shake Up Tradition with Your Wedding

Shake Up Tradition with Your Wedding

Your wedding should be as unique as you are, so don’t be afraid to shake up traditions with a flair of your own. You can express your lifestyle and interests, or simply eliminate those traditions you don’t care for. You’ll create a memorable day for you and your beloved, and your guests will enjoy it, too. 

Go Casual

If you don’t like dressing up in formal wear, just skip the white gown and tux. You can get as casual as you’d like with an outdoor wedding. Your backyard or a shady park is the perfect site to relax with friends and family and celebrate. 

Replace the sit-down dinner with a barbecue served buffet- or family-style. Choose chicken, pulled pork sandwiches, burgers and hot dogs, along with the usual sides and salads. For a winter wedding, just recreate the outdoors inside your venue.

Choose a Fun Theme

Whether you’re into fairy tales, superheroes, or your local football team, you can create a theme for your wedding to fit your interests. You can add just a few touches in your decoration, or transform your reception venue into an entire new world.

With decade-themed wedding receptions—the Roaring 20’s, Flower Power 60’s, or Hip-Hop 90s —you can apply your theme to everything from the invitations to the menu. Choose foods popular during the decade, and talk to your DJ about creating a playlist that’s fun and danceable. 

Skip the Cake

The tall, layered wedding cake is an ages-old tradition, but if you don’t like cake, feel free to serve something else. Many couples order a cake for the visual effect but also set up a dessert table instead of serving cake slices. Or, rather than cake, you can serve luscious slices of fruit pies.

Instead of cake, you can serve decorated cookies, tarts, candy, or even donuts. Or, set up a chocolate fountain with fruit, sponge cake squares, and marshmallows. Another fun idea is to create an ice cream sundae bar with an assortment of toppings.

It’s your wedding day, and you can do whatever you want, regardless of traditions. Keep in mind your main goal is to celebrate your commitment to each other and share your happiness with others. How you choose to do that is up to you.

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