Your wedding day is a complete reflection of you and your partner. You put everything you love into this day. From including your best friends as your wedding attendants to crafting a menu of favorite dishes to marrying your favorite person in the world, your wedding is all about what you love most. So why not tie your ideals and values in as well?
The ceremony itself is the most integral part of a wedding. It sets the scene for your marriage and reminds you, your partner and your guests what the basis of your marriage will be built on. In the whirlwind of planning, the ceremony can get overlooked. So don’t forget to really lean into your ideals and passions with special readings, such as scripture passages from your faith’s holy text, poems or lyrics that spell out your most important ideals.
VOLUNTEERING AS A BACHELOR/ BACHELORETTE PARTY
We’ve been loving alternative bachelor/bachelorette parties lately. Invite your best pals to join in on a day of volunteering for something that’s important to you. Help out at an animal shelter or food bank, run a charity race together or spend a day at a nursing home. Whatever cause tugs at your heartstrings, celebrate your love by sharing love!
IN LIEU OF GIFTS
We’ve seen traditional gift registries decline in popularity. If looking for an alternative to gifts, ask your guests to donate to a charity or cause that means a lot to you.
It’s no secret that college pride runs deep in the South. Honor your alma mater with touches like novelty desserts, a school spirit color palette, specialty cocktails or accessories (we’re talking socks, cufflinks and pocket squares). If you attended school nearby, you can even host your celebrations on campus — many colleges have event centers or chapels available for your celebrations.