There’s a lot of pressure around weddings, engagements, and relationships in general, even today. However, as rebellious as this generation is, it should be no surprise that a lot of us are putting our foot down and saying “no” to the traditions that we don’t want any part of. There’s nothing wrong with being a traditional wedding lover, of course, but here are some of the beautiful ways that we’re bucking those traditions and saying we want to do it our own way.
The old-fashioned white wedding dress
The white dress. It means so much to a lot of people, carrying a lot of symbolism and purpose for so many women. However, the story bought, traditional white wedding dress, veil, and diamond ring doesn’t have to be for everyone. We’ve seen a lot of excellent and highly creative wedding dress designs over the years that run the gamut. Different colours, different shapes, different cultural elements. If you want to get more creative with a wedding dress or you simply don’t like how you look in white, there’s nothing to stop you from dressing the way that you want.
Waiting for the ring
Simply put, a lot of women are waking up to the fact that it can be ridiculous to wait to be asked the big question. Not only does it put the pressure entirely on the men, but it also stops women from directly saying what they want. If you want to pop the question, check out some engagement ring designs, find a good place, and ask it. The engagement conundrum isn’t the only gender norm being knocked down either, as the growing trend of best women and bridesmen shows.
Inviting everyone you’ve ever known
Simply put, a lot of us have less to our names than the generations before us, so we have good reason to not be so frivolous with our weddings. Others among us just don’t want huge crowds and all the stress that comes with planning huge weddings. Whatever the case, people are skipping potential years of debt as well as months of hassle to plan smaller and more intimate weddings. There’s always that risk of one far-flung family member feeling left out, but it’s your wedding and your rules.
The formal church wedding
To be fair, breaking this tradition is nowhere near as taboo as it used to be. A lot of people love the symbolism and the seriousness of a church wedding, but people who think they might be a bit fussy have been making their own way for years. Whether it’s different venues, shorter ceremonies, or adding your own little twists and traditions, you can arrange a wedding just the way that you want it.
As mentioned, there’s nothing wrong with sticking to all of the traditions above, if that’s what you really want. What’s important is that you choose the wedding you want, and have it the way that you want. It’s one day of your life that’s meant to celebrate the most important relationship in your life. Don’t feel coerced to celebrate it in a way you don’t want to.