Alternative Wedding Ideas: Ways to Break The Mould

Alternative Wedding Ideas: Ways to Break The Mould

The thing about weddings is that every single couple wants theirs to be different, but lots of couples end up doing something that is much the same. After all there are only so many ways that you can make your wedding unique and one of a kind.
That said, there are some great ways that you can make sure that your wedding is different, that it stands out from the crowd and that it is something that you (not to mention your guests) are going to remember for years to come.
To help inspire you to make a difference to your wedding day, we have put together ways that you can approach your wedding day with a touch of unique style and definitely break the mould.

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses

If you have watched the first Sex and The City Movie (if you haven’t stop everything and go and watch it now) you will remember how much you loved Carrie’s mismatched bridesmaid dresses – and more importantly how well they worked!

Gone are the days when all the bridesmaids in a wedding party had to match. More and more brides are deciding that in order to really make their wedding unique, the best thing to do is to mix things up a little when it comes to their bridesmaids. This could be putting them in dresses that are all the same colour, but are different lengths or styles, or perhaps opting for entirely different dress colours completely.

mismatched bridesmaid

Mismatched bridesmaid dresses work best if you keep something consistent with your bridesmaids, i.e. They all wear the same shoes or hairstyles.

Wedding Bun Cake

Cut the cost of cutting the cake with a unique wedding cake. Check out this beautiful example from Pinterest, below. Accessorising the cake offers further opportunity for an exciting, original design to cut into. If the cake is already sorted, take inspiration from our selection of cake accessories.

wedding cupcakes alternative wedding ideas

Use Bright, Unexpected Pairings Of Colours

Using brightly coloured wedding accessories and decorations is a great way to make your wedding stand out. Think colours that don’t go together and look for Pinterest inspiration of how you can make them work. Some great examples are blue with orange, pink with green and pale green with pale orange.

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Mix up the roles

The most conventional approach to a wedding is to have females in the bridal party and a whole array of groomsmen too. But who says that this has to be the case? Plenty of girls have guy friends who they are going to want to include in their big day and the same goes for men with female friends. Why not mix the roles up? Appoint a best woman or maybe have a master of honour? You never know, he might look amazing in a bridesmaid dress.

Don’t have a run of the mill cake

One part of weddings that seems to be the most open to change has to be the wedding cake. Of course, the cutting of the cake is an important part of the process and it is the point when many of your guests will want to take photos (as well as help you eat the cake too) but that doesn’t mean that you can’t put your own spin on it. Some couples have cupcakes rather than the traditional tiered cake, some have cake but it is not decorated and left naked, some may shirk tradition completely and instead have a cake that is not a cake at all, rather it is made from cheese, donuts or anything else inbetween.

Think about your flowers

With wedding flowers, it used to be the case that you only really had one option, fresh flowers, to carry down the aisle. Some brides could also pick artificial flowers, although, in the most part these really didn’t have the same appeal. As time has gone on, it seems that flowers have changed and grown. Silk and artificial flowers now look more realistic and real flowers themselves come in all shapes and sizes. Some brides are trying out an entirely different approach and having flowers made from paper, foam and even shunning flowers completely and instead having a brooch bouquet.
Weddings are all about you, which means that if you want to do things differently, then you can. As long as the legal parts are all taken care of, it really is a celebration of your love for one another, which means that you should make it exactly what you want it to be.