Weddings are steeped in tradition. The couple says their vows, exchanges rings, takes a ludicrous amount of photographs (before, during and after the event) only to be too drunk to actually enjoy the wedding night. Ah, tradition.
According to wedding coach, Rachael Bentick, this will be the year that we finally do away with those antiquated habits and kick up our heels to spontaneity. Or at least narrow the length of time between the ceremony and reception (before four hours really is TOO much.)
Rachael spoke to the Daily Mail about some of the big moves we'd be making in the wedding scene this year. The Motherish team added a few extra ones they've noticed really need the boot. Yesterday.
- Weddings will no longer feel all the same.
Forget the one size fits all approach, it's your day and you need to make it as unique and interesting as you are as a couple. If that means holding an unplugged ceremony, where everyone puts their phones and cameras away to really enjoy the moment, so be it. If it means tying the knot underwater, in Star Wars themed attire, in a library, on a boat or with a spray painted graffiti wall behind you, then that's your prerogative. It also makes the event more exciting for your guests.
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- No more waiting around all day.
That time couples take to leave the ceremony and find a quiet place to take photos can be HOURS long, and really puts a dampen on the people left to play "party games" back at the reception. One Motherish team member said that she went to a wedding where they forced the guests to participate in lawn bowls. And form teams with lots of people they didn't know. Talk about awkward.