Some couples may prefer to get ready separately as a way of having some private time to themselves before the ceremony. This can be a way of calming nerves and mentally preparing for the day ahead. For J+R, getting ready together was a part of the process that was integral to celebrating their love.
For J+R couples, getting ready photos were very important, because it was also something they do everyday. Whether that’s loading up the jeep to go on a long hike, getting the dogs ready for a walk, heading out to a brewery together or simply just going to the grocery store down the street – they are together. So these moments are an essential part of their relationship.
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Authenticity: Weddings can also feel performative, with couples feeling like they have to do certain things because it’s expected of them. Breaking traditions allows you to be true to yourselves and create a wedding that feels authentic and genuine.
Creativity: Breaking traditions can be a way to unleash your creativity and come up with new and exciting ideas for your wedding. It can be fun to think outside the box and come up with unique ways to celebrate your love.
Flexibility: Some wedding traditions can be limiting or exclusionary, and breaking them allows you to be more flexible and inclusive in your wedding planning. For example, you might choose to have a non-traditional wedding party or include cultural traditions that are important to you.
Stress relief: Planning a wedding can be stressful, and breaking traditions can be a way to relieve some of that stress. It allows you to let go of expectations and focus on what’s truly important to you and your partner.
Ultimately, your wedding day should be a reflection of you and your partner’s love story, and being non-traditional can be a way to make that happen. So if something like getting ready together is important to you, don’t let superstition hold you back!
Alternative venues: Instead of a traditional wedding venue, consider getting married in a non-traditional location, such as a museum, art gallery, or botanical garden. Or in my favorite instance, choose to have a wedding in nature somewhere!
Non-traditional attire: For a non-traditional twist on wedding attire, consider wearing a colored wedding dress, a jumpsuit, or a suit in a non-traditional color.
Unique ceremony: Consider incorporating unique elements into your ceremony, such as a unity ceremony that reflects your interests or values, or writing your own vows.
Interactive elements: Think about ways to include people who were unable to be present for your wedding. Read letters written by them, host a live video after, write them letters.
Food and drink: Offer non-traditional food and drink options, such as a food truck, a dessert bar, or a signature cocktail that reflects your personalities.
Music: Instead of a traditional wedding band or DJ, consider hiring a live band that plays non-traditional music, such as a jazz or swing band.
Eco-friendly elements: Incorporate eco-friendly elements into your wedding, such as using recycled materials for decor, serving locally-sourced food, or donating leftover food to a local charity.
Non-traditional wedding party: Consider having a non-traditional wedding party, such as having your closest friends and family walk you down the aisle, or having your pets be a part of your ceremony.
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