Why It's OK to Have A Nontraditional Wedding
Getting married is a big step. Not only are you making a lifelong commitment to another person, but throw in a ton of prepping and planning and it can be enough to stress anyone to the point of craziness.
One thing that I constantly hear as a part of the wedding conversation is whether or not to stay true to traditional wedding practices. Should you get married in a church or not? Should you invite your entire extended family or not? The list goes on and on, but one thing that I’ve learned over my time shooting wedding photos is that it’s only important to stay true to tradition if that’s what you want to do.
The wedding should be all about what makes you happy. If you don’t want to wear a traditional wedding dress, or you don’t feel that your groom needs to wear a tuxedo, then don’t succumb to the pressure of what a traditional wedding looks like. If you want to have a destination wedding with only you, your significant other, and a preacher then have at it.
When you look back at your wedding down the road, you don’t want to regret not having it exactly how you wanted it just because of the “rules” established by previous brides and grooms.
Traditions are great and are a wonderful thing to be upheld, but if tradition is not what is going to make you happy at your wedding, then scrap it. Create your own wedding, create your own happiness, and create your own perfect wedding!
Until Next Time,
“Tradition is the illusion of permanence.” -Woody Allen