Although old fashioned wedding traditions are still very much present, many more people are choosing to dismiss some of the classic traditions. After recently attending a modern wedding in Canada I believe that not all of these traditions are necessary anymore. Below are some examples of how you can make your day a tad more contemporary.
Many religious people perceive marriage as a gift from God and therefore, the ceremony must take place in a Church to be married before God. The tradition of Church ceremonies is not just presently used amongst religious couples but some couples prefer this type of ceremony because of the serene beauty and the particular role of the Vicar. Church ceremonies can be a beautiful location to get married in however, if you are opting for a more modern styled wedding there is a wide variety of venues that offer a contemporary and an elegant ceremony.
The wedding I recently attended took place in a hotel nestled between the mountains of Mont Tremblant, Canada. The ceremony and reception both took place within the hotel and this wedding remained beautifully elegant. The registrar delivered a unique and personal service, centred on the concept of love and unity.
Shopping for bridesmaids dresses can often be much more stressful than shopping for your own. Finding a dress that is suited for all different age, shapes and sizes has often led many opting for mismatched bridesmaids dresses. Choosing different styled dresses allows each individual to look and feel beautiful on the day, mismatched dresses are also perfect for bridesmaids that vary in age.
Wedding cakes are still a very present tradition however, these cakes can be extremely pricy and can easily go to waste. Many brides are now choosing more contemporary desserts that eliminate the chances of stale leftovers. Cupcakes have become a popular replacement, due to the various choices of flavours and design, many brides enjoy personalising cupcakes to suit the overall aesthetic of the wedding.
Below is some inspiration for your modern wedding, happy planning!