Are you bored by the thought of a traditional wedding? Whether you want to overhaul the entire day or just add a few contemporary twists, there are loads of ways to make your day unique, special and even quirky. From alternative flowers to unique gift ideas and everything in between, here are some ideas:

1. Wedding Flowers

The message that you send with your wedding flowers is an important one. The colors and kinds that you choose show a lot about your personalities. Speak with a florist and tap into your creative energies. You don’t even have to choose real flowers, with fabric, paper or leather becoming more popular all the time. Choose wildflowers if you want to reflect your wild side! Many florists will work with you to include wildflowers, different textures, variations of foliage, herbs and stunning colors. Make your flowers truly standout in your wedding photos. For a Bournemouth Wedding Photographer, contact Nick Rutter Bournemouths Number 1 Wedding Photographer.

2. Wedding Cakes

Your wedding cake should be as unique as the dress, as it will probably get as much attention. Thankfully, there are some very cool and contemporary bakers and confectioners out there that aim to offer something delicious and with a twist. Think meringues in all shapes and sizes or cakes made with unusual ingredients and bright decorations. If you can imagine it, there’ll be a cakemaker out there who can make that image a reality. Handcraftedcupcakes or meringue nests make a refreshing change to the traditional and rather heavy fruit cake.

3. Boutique Wedding Shoes

You might not be quite brave enough to go crazy with the alternative wedding dress but that doesn’t mean you can’t switch it up when it comes to your feet. Customised shoes that have been covered in jewels or white Dr. Marten boots, there are loads of ideas out there to inspire your wedding footwear choice. With a bit of online research, you can find boutiques that specialize in unusual colors, materials, finishes, and styles.

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4. Different Wedding Gifts

Wedding gifts don’t hold the same importance as they once did. Traditionally they were given to help a couple start out in newly married life. These days, most couples have cohabited for a while before marrying, so already have most of the appliances and home items they need. This means it’s perfectly acceptable to get creative with gift-giving.

One clever idea is for the couple to choose one big, expensive thing they want and for guests to donate smaller contributions or ‘pieces’, like building up a puzzle. It’s a great compromise between not knowing what to buy, giving a gift they don’t really want and contributing to something you know the couple really desire. It’s also a great leveler for guests, as everyone knows they are contributing to the same thing.

 

Published by Sunil Pandey