I don’t even know where to begin. Our wedding has caused a lot of shock and to be honest I’m not even entirely sure why. It’s only slightly non-traditional yet people’s reactions are somewhat of horror, lol And the reason why I am going somewhat non-traditional is because it’s about us getting married, not some big fancy party which I think a lot of brides lose sight of. Also, a simpler wedding suites my FI and I much better. We’re pretty simple, low maintenance people.
My e-ring is peridot (bright green), not diamond
My rings, and his band were bought online
His ring has a wooden inlay
Our wedding is on a Sunday morning at 11:30am. “But what about nap time for those (my sister) who have nappers?” Seriously mom? You want me to plan my wedding around naptime? My sister and her husband didn’t seem to care nearly as much as my mom did.
We are serving breakfast foods, juices and coffee only (water too of course)
Cheesecake instead of traditional wedding cake
A friend is taking our pictures, not a professional photographer
No bridal/wedding party, this mean no maid of honor or best man either. When I tell people this they get a super confused look on their face and undoubtedly say “well you need someone to stand up and be your witnesses, who is going to sign your marriage certificate?” Ummm… how about ANY of the 60 adult guests who just witnessed the ceremony? Duh.
Our invites are seal-n-sends
My bridal bouquet is going to be fake.
No boutonniere for the groom
No wedding gifts to be exchanged between me and the groom much to the dismay of his mom
No favors for the guests
No special cake cutting/serving set
No toasting flutes
No bridal showers
My brother-in-law is going to marry us
Our honeymoon is at a B&B that is approximately 1 hour away from where we live
Oh and finally, we just got engaged in Jan 2012 and are getting married this May 2012. Apparently a short engagement means I must be pregnant because why else would someone want such a short engagement? This is hilarious to FI and I because we aren’t planning on having kids. So definitely not pregnant.