Non-Traditional Wedding Ideas

October 13, 2008 bride0909
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There are many options for the modern bride to be when it comes to wedding themes. Many brides are turning to non-traditional weddings in order to stand out and make a big statement. Here are a few fun ideas for a Non-Traditional Wedding. Even if you are having a traditional wedding, throwing in one or two non-traditional wedding aspects could really add a unqiue element to your special day.


One non-traditional move for a wedding is to wear a dress in a color other than Ivory or White. Some brides choose to wear Red or Black instead. A really unqiue color scheme is a metallic emerald green, form fitting, long, elegant dress. Carry large White Calla Lilies as your bridal bouquet, and have bridesmaids wear lavendar and each carry a White Oriental Liliy. This color combination is unexpected, and unique, but still elegant and beautiful. Another idea is to wear a sapphire blue wedding dress, and carry a bridal bouquet made of bi-color orange/orange-red long stem roses. If you want to go super bold, opt for a deep red dress and carry giant long stem White Roses as your bridal bouquet. Whatever color you choose, make sure that it is something that you feel comfortable in and that it is a color that means something to you. Picking a dress in the loudest possible color just for shock value, may leave you feeling a bit dissapointed….and at the end of the day, everyone wants to feel great about their wedding day!


Another idea for a great non- traditional wedding is to take it outside (weather permitting). If you live in a state that has gorgeous foliage during the fall, why not plan a pretty back yard wedding, or have a rustic feel by holding your wedding at a farmhouse?  Bring together the rustic feel by arriving by horse & buggy. A classic style, or old western style dress would work well for this theme, and carring a nice “country mix” bouquet of snapdragons, sunflowers, and button mums will totally pull together a unqiue autmn theme.  A Summer Wedding idea that is always great is a Beach Wedding. This allows for comfy, informal attire and a laid back atmosphere…wear a simple, flowing white dress and carry purple orchids as a bouquet. Don’t forget to place a flower behind your ear- try a bloom from an Orange Asiatic Lily. A great outdoor theme for a Spring Wedding is a Garden Wedding. Do you have a gorgeous garden? Does a friend or family member? Save extra $$ by using what you have before spending money to rent space. If you don’t have a resource for a Garden space, try a local Rose Garden or park with lots of fresh flowers. For this theme, a cream color dress works well, and for a bridal bouquet, either a Kissing Ball or a bouquet featuring Hydrangeas creates a totally romantic vibe. One idea that I came across that sounded really cute and informal was to have a wedding in a huge rose garden and instead of setting up folding chairs, have guests sit on huge pillows covered with satin pillow cases in your wedding color. It kind of gives an Alice & Wonderland feel to the whole ceremony.


Another non-traditional route is to have the wedding at a special location, other than a church or hall. A you and your fiance big history buffs? Why not have your wedding an a local historical mansion? Are you into literature? Why not have it at a library a la Carrie Bradshaw? There are so many unqiue places to hold your wedding, it really comes down to what you feel expresses your personality the best. If you are intp theater, have a theater themed wedding at a local playhouse or stage company. Wear a metallic, icy white dress and carry a bouquet of the most red roses that you can find. Long Stem “Charlotte” Roses are a gorgeous shade of red and open up to giantic blooms.


Whatever you choose for your wedding, going the Non-Traditional Wedding route is definately best when infused with your own style. Remember that the best weddings are a true reflection of you & your fiance’s love for eachother, no matter what the theme!


Entry Filed under: Ideas,Theme Weddings,Tips

7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Michelle  |  October 15, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    A great place to start for that special gown is at Elegant Mart

  • 2. Angie Wood  |  April 22, 2009 at 6:06 am

    Thank you for this great article! I love to hear about the non-traditional things couples are doing at their wedding. I love it when people put their personality into their wedding through all the little details and seperate themselves from the crowd!

  • 3. Discount Silk Flower  |  May 26, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Hi, thanks for you article. Nice to see your blog. Keep Posting

  • 4. Jessica  |  September 20, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    I agree with Michelle, Elegant Mart is a fantastic place for affordable gowns in all styles and colors perfect for your big day!

  • 5. SONIBYMBOPY  |  December 11, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Seems like you are a real specialist. Did ya study about the subject? haha..

  • 6. Barcelo  |  February 16, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    I like the idea of nontraditional and a different color dress.

  • 7. Melissa  |  May 15, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    I love the idea of going with a color other than white or ivory for the wedding dress. I personally would choose sapphire blue. It is such a gorgeous color.

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