The big white dress, the flowers, the wedding cake, the champagne – it all feels a bit been there, done that by now. When you have been to a few weddings, they all start to blend into one sweet meringue of romantic songs and candlelight.
So what if you wanted something a bit different? Something truly memorable you could hold onto forever without accidentally conflating your own wedding with someone else’s? Quirky doesn’t have to mean weird or even push you out of your comfort zone.
A quirky wedding is simply a wedding that speaks to you and your husband in a way that wouldn’t make as much sense for any other couple. Here’s what you can do to achieve it.
Make it Fun
It’s not a popular opinion but let’s be honest for a moment. Weddings are really boring! Unless you are the bride and groom, weddings can quickly grow dull as guests who don’t know each other that well are forced to mingle while photos are taken and the wait for food begins.
To tackle this, you might consider putting on an activity or entertainment. A Wacky Photo Booth complete with props is a lot of fun for your guests throughout the event as are disposable cameras dotted around the room. Having something to do like a popup mini-golf course or croquet is also a fun idea.
Don’t Let Tradition Hold You Hostage
Weddings come with a whole host of preconceived ideas: the bride must wear white, there should be fairy lights everywhere, the cake should be 3 tiers high and covered in flowers. But, just as the diamond engagement ring is actually an unbelievably successful marketing campaign, all of these traditions need not apply to you.
When it comes down to it, a wedding is an event to celebrate the lasting love of a couple who make vows and sign a legal document. Everything else is simply a fancy party so, in that spirit, you can do what you want. As long as the legal bit is done right, you can have the wedding you want, including as much or as little tradition as you like.
Stick to Your Budget
Sometimes, you don’t plan to host a quirky wedding but your petit budget makes it a necessity. Despite rising wedding costs, more and more couples are happy to DIY everything from decorations to food to save money.
Of course, if you are willing to spurn a few traditions such as the dress, the fancy hotel venue and an enormous cake, you can save a lot and still have a fantastic wedding party. Indeed, when you know what you want, it’s a lot easier to figure out where you can cut corners and save a bit of cash. When you release yourself from the burden of expectation, it’s a lot easier to manage your budget.
A quirky wedding is an opportunity to host the event of your dreams without spending a small fortune. Do what you want – it’s your day!