1. Start with an unique gown.
Choose a wedding gown that reflects you and your personality first and foremost. Choose a gown that you haven’t seen walk down the aisle fifteen times already. Don’t be afraid to try something on that might be outside of what you thought you would wear. It’s true, that you just never know until you try gowns on. The worst that can happen is that you don’t like it and you move on to the next gown!
2. Choose elements that reflect you & your fiancé
It’s your wedding day after all. Think about things that reflect your personality. Do you both love hockey? Are you all about books? Travel? Cooking? Whatever it is, find ways to incorporate touches of the two of you. An ode to where you met, the timeline of your love story, there are so many ways to corporate small details into your wedding day. Don’t feel like you have to do certain elements because it’s “tradition”. There used to be a lot of rules when it came to wedding days, but now, there’s not as many. Find what makes your heart get excited and follow that.
Skip the traditional. Having a more laid-back affair? Skip the traditional wording. Have a favourite song? Incorporate the lyrics into your vows. There are tons of ways to make sure that the wedding reflects you + fiancé.
3. Don’t let fear stop you.
Don’t be afraid to do something different. It’s your day. If you want to have food trucks, then do it! If you want to play lawn games and then have a bonfire, do it! The best weddings I have been to have been where the bride and groom truly enjoyed the day. That joy will radiate in your pictures and you’ll look back on the day with fondness. It’s okay to be the first of your friends to try something new!