YOUR wedding: The best thing about today’s weddings is that nothing “has to” be anything — if a blush, ivory, taupe or even a pink gown catches your fancy, go for it! The same goes for your invitations. If you fall in love with a white invitation design, perfect. If a blue, brown, green, orange, purple or red invitation is the one you must have, then by all means, be bold!
Your Mom’s wedding: Her parents footed the bill, and their names had to be on the invitation.
YOUR wedding: These days, couples are financially independent and able to contribute to the wedding costs more than then did in years past. While it’s still a nice touch to include your parents’ names on your invitation, you don’t have to choose a traditional wording by any means. Be creative and print your invitations with wording that matches your wedding theme, the season or your destination.
Your Mom’s wedding: Her wedding looked exactly like every other bride’s because there was only one right way to do things.
YOUR wedding: It’s all about being unique and showing our personalities! Choosing a wedding theme that reflects your hobbies, your occupation, your favorite color or your favorite place in the world is a great way to avoid a cookie-cutter wedding look. You can also add personal touches like creative favors and fun activities at your wedding reception, like hiring a photo booth or a band that gives dance lessons.
Your Mom’s wedding: Roses were the only wedding flower to choose from.
YOUR wedding: Walk by any florist’s shop. Any flower you see there can be used in your wedding! Use brightly colored, tropical flowers for a paradise-theme wedding. Add wheat and grasses to your bouquet and arrangements for a Western theme. Go with lilies and hydrangea for a big, beautiful look. Then ask your florist to get creative with fall leaves, peacock feathers, fiddlehead ferns, twigs, berries, seashells…anything that fits your theme will be absolutely perfect for you!
Your Mom’s wedding: The wedding was in her hometown in June.
YOUR wedding: The days of having to have your wedding in your hometown are long gone. Where’s your favorite place in the world — the beach, Jamaica, your family’s cabin in the woods, that classy club downtown? Go ahead and create a destination wedding there! And June is no longer the most popular month for weddings. Fall and winter weddings are naturally beautiful and allow you to create a theme that’s unique, stylish and beautiful — one that shows your love for each other AND for your favorite season!