Planning a simple wedding is becoming more common and is totally socially acceptable. Many young brides and grooms are foregoing the traditional extravagant weddings and keeping it simple. This doesn’t mean they are foregoing elegance or style, and simple weddings can still be a special day that the bridal party and guests will remember for years to come.
The cost of having traditional wedding receptions has risen abruptly, causing the bride and groom to look at unusual places for their reception. Beautiful weddings have been held at backyards, beaches and parks that keep simplicity in mind. Some of the most remarkable weddings I have attended have been at unexpected locations including places where the groom proposed to the bride.
The wedding I attended at our local bowling alley was absolutely memorable. The groom proposed to the bride there and that made it even more special. The wedding invitations and wedding decorations were all done in bowling motif. The groomsmen had on rented tuxedos with bowling shoes. The mother of the bride wore a spectacular dress decorated with a bowling theme. Even the wedding cake had the bowling theme. This simple but imaginative wedding was extraordinary.
Another simple wedding I attended was in a beautiful park that overlooked a beach near San Diego, Ca. Simple weddings can be so romantic and elegant. The brides dress was billowing in the ocean breeze and the entire wedding party toasted the bride and groom with the finest champagne that was local to the region.
Many brides have wedding receptions in their own backyard or a close relative’s yard. With some creative decorating, these types of wedding parties are a joy to be a part of.
When planning your simple wedding event, it is important to have your wishes known and followed. Many times, family will tell the bride where they should have their wedding, regardless of the cost, and if you state your desire to simplify things early on, it will quickly take the stress out of trying to please everyone. It is the bride and groom who will ultimately make the decision, but it would be nice to get the family involved to help with all the details that go into planning a wedding.
Simple weddings can allow you to get creative with wedding invitations, your wedding attire, the decorations and entertainment.
A wedding planner or wedding consultant can help plan your wedding as long as you let them know exactly how you want everything. Now is the time to speak up and let it be known that your style is simple, yet memorable.