Wedding traditions come and go, with some being popular for many years and others only lasting a season. Some would look very outdated if we brought them back today, while others would fit right in. If you’re looking for ideas to make your wedding quirky and unique, you might wish to revive some of the following traditions that many people think should be brought back.
Going away outfit
Once upon a wedding, brides would change into a different outfit for travelling as the bride and groom would leave the reception to go on their honeymoon. This is a tradition that doesn’t happen anymore, but it was a lovely opportunity for the bride and groom to unwind and feel more comfortable.
Why not consider incorporating a going away outfit into your wedding day? It gives you the chance to indulge in more than one gorgeous outfit for the day and the less formal ‘going away’ outfit can be worn again for many occasions in the future. Think how stunning your photos will look as you pose in your outfits like royalty of yesteryear at your Wedding Venue in Gloucestershire. Book your Wedding Venue in Gloucestershire today.
Bright and Bold Bridesmaid dresses
In the past, bridesmaids’ dresses were large, colourful and made a statement. Recent trends have seen these dresses played down and whilst you wouldn’t want your besties walking down the aisle looking like neon meringues, there is an argument for having a little fun and making a statement with your bridal party’s outfits.
Consider choosing materials with bold prints and colourful tones to make you stand out from the normal wedding crowd. If you’re looking to add a little fun into your day, choose fabrics and colours to match your theme and don’t take yourself too seriously!
Why should the girls have all the fun? Grooms have been following recent trends for wearing only grey, black or blue. However, grooms of several decades ago would be making a splash with much brighter and bolder wedding suits. It wasn’t unusual to see red tuxedos, jazzy ties, ruffles and big hair during the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. If you want to have a memorable and fun day, why not buck the trend and wear whatever you fancy?
Back to basics
In contrast, many weddings of the past were fairly simple affairs. Weddings of today are getting incredibly expensive, including things like themes, props, huge cakes, limos, weekend-long hen and stag parties for example. Although many couples still want to throw an extravaganza of a party, more are willing to tone down the festivities and stay focused on the most important elements of the day. By focusing on a few key moments, you can make sure they are done just right.