(Closed) "Unconventional" Parts of Your Wedding

posted 8 years ago in Traditions
Post # 17
3551 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’ve got a gentleman of honor and a bridesman while Fiance has a best man and a groomswoman. I’m not wearing a veil. We’re having a mid-morning ceremony on the river followed by brunch and games. There will be no dancing, band, or DJ. We may hire a string quartet for background music to the cards and lawn games, or karoke we haven’t decided yet. And the whole thing will be over by 3:00, we’re not very traditional 😛

Post # 18
1710 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My brother (best man) had my ring zip-tied onto his wrist so he wouldn’t lose it and my husband cut it off with a jack knife during the ceremony, it was so funny! Very unconventional! The only ones who knew about it were me, my husband and my brother, so it was a surprise for almost everyone.

Me, my husband and our whole wedding party wore custom Converse sneakers (my husband’s older aunts and uncles thought this was odd).

The songs for our processional were unconventional.


We didn’t have a cake, and didn’t do the bouquet or garter toss.


Post # 19
4424 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

We’re not having a wedding party at all. No Maid of Honor or Best Man even. We are sitting at a sweetheart table (this was decided before we opted not to have a wedding party) instead of the traditional bride/groom and wedding party or family table. These are probably not super unconventional, but they were different for what we have seen. Also, we’re getting married on a Tuesday; it is New Year’s Eve though and that’s when the holiday falls this year.

Post # 20
580 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We are only having a Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man and my Mum is walking me down the asile.

We are also getting married at the registry office about a month before the actual wedding date. We really just want to get all the paper work out of the way.

My Sister is going to be our celebrant when we have our ‘formal’ reinactment of our wedding.

My Hubby to Be’s Mum has thrown a huge hissy fit over us getting married with only two friends and no family present. To us the paper work is not spiritually binding… its just a piece of paper.

And if we invite her to witness the registry then we will have about 50 other people getting upset about not being invited.

Post # 21
1211 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

No bouquet toss or garter toss.

Instead of cake, we’re having donuts. 

We’re having my Brother-In-Law marry us 🙂 



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