(Closed) Non-traditional weddings and brides

posted 7 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Plus in the end, its about the marriage, not the wedding.

Exactly why we chose to elope! I wanted a wedding just the two of us because that’s how our lives are going to be! Just the two of us working on the marriage together!

Not to mention…I hate picking all of the “stuff”, didn’t want to do most of the traditional wedding things and family dramz.

I LOVE reading about people making their wedding their own! Smile And hello McAllisters is the shiz.

Post # 4
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466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - Sweet ceremony by the sea and sunset celebration on the North Shore of Hawaii

Amen, sister. 🙂

We had a non traditional destination wedding and it was highly personal, full of love and so much fun. We thought of it as the ultimate celebration of our love and new life together….and we wanted to create our own traditions,

So excited for you and can’t wait to hear more!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My family had a hard time with me breaking a lot of the traditional routes. When my mom asked me why I just didn’t do what everyone else does, my response was “when have I have done with everyone else does in my life?” She didn’t say much after that.

Check out offbeatbride.com. Its an amazing site for support of your non-traditional routes. I belong to the tribe there and have had an amazing experience. I love weddingbee as well though (obviously, I’m here too).

 

Post # 6
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2359 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

we are having a non-traditional wedding as well… everyone has been pretty good about it, noone in either of our families are very traditional(except his grandma).  we are having a small wedding of about 100 close family and friends, we are having a blues band play, no cake, no head table, no other silly stuff that means nothing to us.   I can’t wait… it’s gonna be more like a family reunion.  The ceremony itself will be a short as possible, and we are gonna try to limit speeches as much as possible. 

My mom had a bit of a hard time with it in the beginning not because she’s so traditional… she just  wasnt aware of all the other options that brides and grooms can use and that it doesn’t have to be “by the book”.    now she’s great and has so many ideas for me that aren’t traditional, i love it.  

Post # 7
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1586 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

We are going VERY non traditional and we havent had much backlash yet from it… only a few upset family members who cant make our Destination Wedding. Even my Grandma who is 70 is excited for what we have in mind which was surprising. 

youre right.. nots not about the wedding, its all about the marriage.

If you want to wear Chucks… then wear Chucks! Have the wedding youve always dreamed of… you and you Fiance deserve it and you have to live with it… 

Post # 8
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442 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Its funny because I always thought I would be a traditional bride but now that I am planning I am NOT! 🙂 We are thinking of going to Tenn with some close friends and family, seeing eachother before the wedding (first look photos), no tosses! FI’s mother doesn’t see it the same way as us. But its what we want to do and I really don’t want to look back and my wedding day and remember it as not being what I wanted.

Post # 9
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442 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

And I would also like to walk down the aisle to Marry Me 🙂

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