Weddings are truly magical, moments when two people profess their love for each other in front of their closest friends and family. However, with the rising trend of extravagant weddings and over-the-top proposals, couples often feel the need to abide by certain “rules” or follow certain trends. Avoid putting these overused cliches in your wedding. Your ceremony will be more unique and feel far more special without them.
Fairy Tale Theme Wedding
While it might sound like a dream come true to have your wedding reminiscent of a Disney fairy tale, it can end up looking quite tacky and forced. Instead of splurging on Cinderella’s crystal shoes or Belle’s golden dress, keep everything simple and elegant. Bring in classic elements, such as florals and vintage decor, to add an overall timeless and romantic feel if you want to make a more interesting statement at your wedding.
Tacky Wedding Favors
The tradition of wedding favors has been around for centuries as a thank-you gesture from the couple to their guests. However, many couples are giving out favors that end up being forgotten or thrown away. Avoid predictable trinkets like matchbooks or magnets. Instead, think outside the box and provide something useful yet personal. Customized mason jars filled with your favorite candies, homemade jams, or even a little potted plant can be a great way to thank your guests for being a part of your special day.
Predictable Wedding Hashtags
With the rise of social media, couples often make personalized hashtags that guests can use to post photos of the wedding day. While it certainly adds a fun element, don’t be too predictable with the hashtag. It’s a commonly overused wedding cliché to make it a simple pun or a phrase that’s too long. Instead, keep it short and sweet, something that’s catchy and easy to remember.
Overdone Wedding Music
Many consider weddings to be the happiest day of a couple’s life, so they should be filled with music that reflects that joy. However, many couples try too hard to make a “fun” playlist for the reception and end up relying on the same tired songs. Instead, curate a range of genres and eras that will cater to all your guests. Ask your guests for input on what songs they’d like to hear. Doing so will give you an idea of the kind of music that will appeal to everyone, irrespective of their age group or background.
As you start to plan your special day, remember that the wedding should reflect you as a couple. Don’t feel pressured to follow every single trend or engagement rule just for the sake of it. Steer clear of the overused wedding cliches, and add your unique touch to the ceremony.