I love when weddings are different than the average traditional type of wedding! What is something you’re planning on doing or did at your wedding that was typically different than most!? It can be anything. I am just curious and would love some ideas!
We are only having one member each for our wedding party, which I don't think is super unique but I've never been to a wedding without a full wedding party.
And instead of a guestbook, we want to have fabric or some kind of nice paper leaves for our guests to sign / write a message on, which we will then arrange on a painting of a bare tree and hang in our house.
I’m incorporating my indigenous heritage and my brothers will sing and drum for me as I walk down the isle. Also our cake that will be for wedding party only will have a special design honouring all our heritages.
Not uncommon in general, but very uncommon for my circle of family and friends, we are having a small wedding of 50 people (closest family, like a fraction of them, and best friends). We are not having a big night of dancing and partying, but a nice dinner with speeches, perhaps a bride and groom game (love the shoe one), and other little simple things to make the night memorable and special. We are also going to have 1 long big banquet table instead of many individual round ones.
Oh! And our 'guest book' is actually going to be a collection of 10 bottles - people will be able to write us notes and stick their 'message in a bottle' to be opened on the anniversary labeled on the bottle. It fits really well with our beachy theme.
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Omg lightsaber battle!!! So cute
It's not so uncommon but we are doing a video game themed wedding. The decor and the cake are both themed.
Its not super unique to me. but super important for me. my grandfather raised me (I called him dad). and my cousins (also his granddaughters) are going to light a candle or do something at the ceremony in recognition of him.
the other is that instead of doing the bouquet toss (I find it ridiculous...and I don't have a lot of single friends). we are going to honour/recognize some couples/people that are important to us. My aunt and uncle (who are like my parents), a good family friend that have been like parents to me. and the FH's parents. My DJ/coordinator is figuring out the how and what exactly to say
We’re combining black American and black Caribbean Canadian cultural elements during our wedding weekend, starting with a Guyanese Kwe-Kwe/Welcome Dinner. At this welcome dinner we’ll have a table for guests to play ping pong (it’s a thing we do as a couple), and double dutch (it’s a thing I love as an adult)
We’ll jump the broom as per black American culture, and removing many of the other traditions)
And our guests will be seated in a circle surrounding us for the ceremony.
I think the individual elements won’t unique but the combination will be, and will reflect the “true to us” vibe that we’re going for.
We're thinking of doing a sweeheart table (just me and my FH) instead of a traditional head table with our wedding party. Or a head table with our parents instead of the wedding party. Nothing against the wedding party but it might be nice for them to have dinner with their SOs who might not know anyone.