10 New Twists on Wedding TraditionsWords by Inspired By This
Over the years, many wedding traditions have become classics for couples to participate in for their special day. Lately, though, there are more and more ways to put a new spin on some of these wedding customs. We’ve rounded up some ways to freshen up these traditions with 10 new twists on old favorites!
1. Storefront Shopping → At-Home Try-On
Wedding planning can be a busy enough time already – skip the storefront shopping and go for the at-home try-on trend! Have your guy save time by using an option like Jordan Jack to try on wedding bands at home.
2. Buying a Wedding Planner Book → Monthly Wedding Subscription Box
As soon as you get engaged, the wedding planning process officially begins! Wedding planning books can help to keep you on track, but the process can still feel overwhelming. Try a monthly wedding subscription box instead. Companies like Maeven Box will send you monthly boxes filled with items to inspire and help you in the months leading up to your big day.
3. Dessert Table → Renting a Dessert Cart
Dessert tables are the ultimate way to satisfy your sweet tooth at a wedding, but they just got a major upgrade. Renting dessert carts like The Wild Posy offer a fun way for you and your guests to grab a sweet treat and an even sweeter Instagram picture!
4. Wedding Day Gift from the Groom → Special Wedding Day Perfume
For years, grooms have given their brides a gift for her to open while getting ready with her bridesmaids. Instead of a piece of jewelry, surprise your bride with a special wedding day perfume. With options like Coulombe Perfume, you can give your fiancée a scent she’ll always remember as the one she wore on her wedding day!
5. Letter to the Groom → Custom Embroidered Handkerchief
To start the wedding day on a sweet note, it’s become a tradition to write a letter to your soon-to-be husband. Create something memorable and personal by gifting a custom embroidered handkerchief instead! With The Handkerchief Shop, you can give your groom a special token he can keep with him throughout the wedding day and for years to come.
6. Preserving Your Wedding Dress → Selling Your Dress to Future Brides
Getting your wedding dress is one of the most fun parts of the wedding process and it’s a shame you’ll only ever wear it once! Don’t let your dress collect dust in a box in your closet – sell your dress to future brides instead! Stillwhite helps you pass on your wedding dress so that another bride will get some use out of your gorgeous gown!
7. Hiring a Traditional Florist → Renting Your Wedding Flowers Online
Picking out the flowers for your wedding can be one of the most fun (and pretty!) parts of the wedding planning process, but it can also be one of the priciest. Instead of hiring a traditional florist, try renting your wedding flowers online! With options like Something Borrowed Blooms, you can still get the peonies and ranunculus of your dreams – without breaking the bank!
8. Basic Wedding Bar → Bar on Wheels
Traditional wedding bars are a timeless, classic way to treat your guests to a specialty cocktail on your special day. But if you're looking to wow your guests, give them an experience to remember with a bar on wheels. Mobile bars like Hoddebros provide a memorable spot for guests to grab a drink, snap a pic and mingle with other guests!
9. Registering for a Blender → Registering for Wine
You’ve probably already thought about all of the kitchen necessities to add to your wedding registry, but don’t forget about the most important one – wine! Have your guests send you everything you’re going to need to make the perfect bar cart through Thirsty Nest!
10. Buying a Tux → Renting a Tux
While many grooms have bought their wedding tuxes through the years, renting has become a popular and easy alternative! Rental tuxes give your groom and groomsmen the style they need without the hassle of heading to a storefront. Try an option like Generation Tux to meet all of your groom’s wedding day needs!
Photos courtesy of (in order of appearance): Rebecca Theresa Photography (1st & 4th), Maeven Box, Jenny Quicksall Photography, The Handkerchief Shop, Oglia-Loro, Catherine Guidry Photography, James Lester Photography, Sanaz Photography & Bethany Small Photography.
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