Feel free to make the unconventional choices for your wedding day. My husband and I chose to walk down the aisle together because we didn’t like the idea of anyone “giving me away” and we wanted to start our marriage journey side by side. There are no hard and fast rules about your wedding day (well there are some legal guidelines to ensure your marriage is valid as per the Government of Alberta), but there are many unconventional choices that will help your wedding day stand out from the rest.
UNCONVENTIONAL CHOICE 1: NOT YOUR TYPICAL BOUQUET
Your bouquet doesn’t have to be a cascade of pastels with white hydrangeas. You are allowed to have just a bouquet of roses or some happy sunflowers. Our florists are all extremely knowledgeable and talented in their field of expertise and enjoy creating unique bouquets.
UNCONVENTIONAL CHOICE 2: NOT YOUR TYPICAL CEREMONY
The bridal party doesn't have to stand at the front of house for the ceremony. If there is a particular wall or set of windows you would like to use, you can certainly see if it is possible! You can even try arranging the chairs in a circular fashion for your ceremony so your guests surround you. Always make sure to check with your venue (and your photographer) if the lighting would affect the pictures at your new setup. We even had a “surprise ceremony” happen during a dinner reception one time!
UNCONVENTIONAL CHOICE 3: NOT YOUR TYPICAL HEAD TABLE
You don’t need to have your entire wedding party sit at the front at an elongated head table for the reception! At your reception you could opt for a King's Table and include your bridal party and their significant others, your and your spouse's parents, and yourselves to celebrate with your nearest and dearest. You can even opt to have a sweetheart table just for the both of you.
Touches like these will create an intimate feel and lasting memories. Go against the grain!