No one says that a wedding has to include tuxedos, a white dress and a moving organ rendition of “Here Comes the Bride.” A wedding can be an event that is as unique as you and your betrothed.
Yes, if you want a Dr. Who themed wedding, or a wedding where all guests wear steampunk attire, you can have it. The one problem with a quirky wedding is that sometimes your family members, especially those who may be from a more traditional generation, will feel uncomfortable. Here are four tips to make sure everyone loves your one-of-a-kind wedding.
• Consider a Quirky Reception – One option is to have a more traditional wedding and keep the quirkiness to the reception. While this won’t work for everyone, it can be a happy medium.
• Don’t Require Costumes – Even if you, your wedding party, and friends are going all out with the costumes, give some flexibility to your guests. The last thing you want is to make your family members uncomfortable in a costume they don’t understand.
• Provide Backstory – If you are going for a non-traditional wedding, provide some information about the wedding and the theme you are embracing. People are more likely to enjoy or even participate if they understand.
• Relax and Have Fun – Don’t let the theme take over everything and pull the fun and joy out of your wedding. If you can’t find a steampunk band and wind up using your cousin’s house band, don’t stress! The big day is about two people who love one another and who want to share it with their loved ones—not the theme.
A quirky wedding can be tons of fun. The important thing is not to let it take over the day. Let your theme enhance the day—not dominate it. If you do that, everyone will have a great time.