First ask yourself, Why?
When I started planning my wedding back in July, I did what I expect most engaged women do… make a list of everything that I needed to do in the coming months. I used the wedding checklists of the knot and checked out pictures from general wedding sites and then I got to thinking…
Why do I have to have a receiving line, why do I have to pick $200 bridesmaid dresses, why do I have to get married in a church, why do I have to register for stuff when I already have enough stuff, why do we need to have programs, awkward first dances, expensive white china, a huge white poofy dress, chicken or fish, a traditional ceremony if neither of us are religious, and the list goes on and on…
The reason is because our society has created an insane wedding industry that pushes tradition and $25K+ weddings.
So my wonderful fiancé and I decided to break the mold and have a wedding that reflected US. We are having a 60s & 70s theme DIY wedding with classic rock & fake mustaches. It’s going to be a big party and a ton of fun. It’s going to be affordable and memorable. It’s going to have fake mustaches and tattoos as table gifts and Diana Ross wigs for after the ceremony. It might even have karaoke.
My tip: Don’t be afraid to have the wedding YOU want. If you’re doing traditional stuff just because it is what is deemed ‘normal.’ STOP. Do yourself a favor, ask yourself ‘WHY’, cut out the weird stuff, and plan a wedding about YOU.
Now go for it!