How To Plan A Unique Wedding Despite Having A Traditional Family

How To Manage A Unique Wedding Despite Having A Traditional Family

Everyone has a slightly different idea of how their wedding will look, and there’s no reason why you can’t push for an event that suits you. However, it’s also true that sometimes, our families and those who want the best for our day may have ideas of their own. This can be especially true if your family prefers tradition, customs, and cultural continuity.

While there’s nothing necessarily wrong with this, sometimes you wish for your own wedding day to run along more personal lines. You may not be interested in a traditional wedding, or an event dictated by the whims of those surrounding you. Such a preference is obviously understandable and yours to hold.

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However, disagreeing with your family preferences, opening those conversations, and potentially causing disappointment may encourage you not to speak up. But you deserve to. 

In this post, we’ll discuss a few tips for managing a unique wedding, despite traditional family preferences:

Make The Parameters & Boundaries Clear

It’s not always a bad thing to enjoy tradition, but you have to make your parameters clear with your family. Maybe they’re paying for half the wedding, but with the stipulation that they want to approve the venue, to make sure it can be catered with the traditional food of your culture, or to reflect the religious persuasions they have. That can be a good compromise to draw, but it’s important that you agree this is the only decision they have sway over. Set those parameters correctly, and you’ll be able to feel connected and considered with one another.

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Keep It Welcoming & Comforting

A unique wedding doesn’t have to be inaccessible or uncomfortable for your wider family, and if you want it to be, it’s better to just not invite them. A nice venue, seating arrangements for the festivities and wedding feast, entertainment that can appeal to everyone, it’s important to note that if you have unique tastes they can be demonstrated by the trimmings, but you are running an event you hope people will enjoy and be able to celebrate in too. That means keeping your tastes accessible to the extent you can.

Use Reliable Retailers

A unique wedding may require a few unique plans – for example, perhaps you intend to bungee jump from a cliff with a reliable service after making your vows. This is well an good. But with such outrageous and fun changes to your wedding day, you might want everything else to be more dependable. With retailers like The Wedding Shop you can make sure the wedding is identifiable as a beautiful testament to your partnership instead of solely an extreme sports experience. This in itself can allow for fun, and shows that yes, you are having a wedding, not just a hilarious alternate reading of what that day could look like. This can help soothe family members as they better understand your idea.

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With this advice, you’ll be certain to manage a unique wedding, despite traditional family expectations.

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