At times wedding traditions can get in the way of the bride creating her perfect day. Every couple is different and deserves the opportunity to make traditions work in a way that is authentic for them. Moving forward into 2019 and beyond we are ready to see how brides turn to creating something that feels a bit more personal and heartfelt. The days of showing off just to show off are done. Your wedding should be a genuine expression of your love and an experience your guests can enjoy and celebrate.
Wedding Traditions Versus Wedding Trends
The groom must not see the bride before the wedding ceremony
This is one of those wedding traditions that stems from arranged marriages and is pretty old fashioned in today’s day. If you have parents that are sticklers about this tradition though, you can have a first look before the ceremony. It’s more modern and intimate, and it still keeps the suspense of the groom having to wait until the wedding day to see his bride. Rather than having your fiancé react to seeing you for the first time as you walk down the aisle in front of a small or large crowd of friends and family, you can have that special moment alone together. It also means more quality time for the two of you on this big day.
Your engagement ring should be a diamond
It is said that wearing a diamond in a gold setting helps protect you from evil spirits and demons. This tradition, while still timeless, is not completely trendy today. This accessory will be something you wear everyday so keep that in mind and choose something that reflects your style.
Your wedding dress should be white
Nope! This is one of the wedding traditions that proves they can change. A lot of brides opt for something that, once again, represents their personal style. You want to look and feel your best on your wedding day and that may mean wearing something other than the traditional white wedding gown. There are so many options out there too. You can choose a gown that’s a completely different color or you can add pops of color like died tulle under a your skirt for a unique, but subtle look.
Your bridal party must match
In 2019 we will definitely see bridal parties wearing multi-colored, varying patterns, and different cut dresses. Don’t expect to see monochromatic color schemes or shades of white. Each bridesmaid is beautiful and unique and giving them the freedom to choose a dress within your style and design parameters, will help them feel and look great. Also, more bridal parties are co-ed today. You aren’t really going to have your guy best friend in a purple tux are you? Have fun mix and matching your bridal party!
You must send save-the-date cards
Forget it, we live in a digital age now and people are incredibly creative and talented! Even for more formal wedding events sending a save-the-date by mail is out of style. Instead, hiring a professional photographer to create a beautiful keepsake and digital invitation for your friends and family is the way to go in 2019. Many couples will also be creating wedding websites where their guests can rsvp, look at your wedding registry, and receive updates leading up to the big day.