Gone are the days of treating a bride like a commodity. Instead, we want a modern approach to our weddings.
Start your wedding planning by committing to a venue. Both of you should agree where the wedding will take place. You might choose somewhere that is special to you both, or a place you both find beautiful. Often their availability will determine your wedding date. Once it’s booked, you’re ready to put your guest list together.
There was a time when weddings were used to show off wealth and status. A modern wedding isn’t about that. It’s about style, design and love. Start setting the theme for your wedding with the invitations. A guest list doesn’t have to be big. Invite your friends and family, but don’t feel obliged to entertain the entire community. You can find modern wedding invites by Paper Themes online to get you started.
Once you have your theme and colour scheme agreed, it’s time for some more shopping. A modern wedding dress can be in a variety of styles. The old-fashioned tradition of a veil has lost favour. It is rare for a bride to be revealed and ‘given away’ these days. The Father of the bride may still walk the bride up the aisle, but this isn’t necessary. Ivory dresses are often the preference over white as well.
Other colours have been used as wedding dresses as well, so don’t feel tied to traditional styles if it doesn’t suit you. Wedding cakes have given way to tiers of cupcakes, and the first dance is usually a chart topper with modern choreography. Modern weddings are about fun and celebration. They’re certainly not dowdy and conservative! You can show your love for each other in any way you like.
Wedding decor for the modern marriage is more glamorous and chic than it has ever been. The style is colourful and elaborate. Look for intricate centrepieces and gorgeous chair dressings. They can make the fairytale of the wedding looks more beautiful than ever. With so many photographers at every wedding, you can understand why the appearance of a wedding is so important. Social media has become the modern photo album, and YouTube is the place to see the entire event unfold.
Planning a wedding is a lot of fun, and modern weddings are so much more personal these days. The bride and groom can choose the vows, and both can toast each other. Best of all, you can follow your own rules and ideals to make this day your most beautiful day ever.