As the classic adage goes, you need something old, new, borrowed and blue for your wedding day. But what about something old, with a twist? As brides are looking to bring extra pizazz to their big day, I’ve made a tally of some traditions that are getting a modern make over.
Traditional: Tried-and-true tier cakes, usually round, with buttercream frosting and optional bride and groom cake topper.
New Twist: Bold pops of color to match your theme, mini-cakes, cupcakes or an artistic creation a la Amazing Wedding Cakes.
Traditional: White, of course! Or any variations of white like mother-of-pearl or ecru.
New Twist: Black! Yup, Vera Wang recently designed some black wedding dresses into her new Spring 2012 collection.
Traditional: Feminine, muted, romantic colors with soft lighting (image from here).
New Twist: Bright and bold colors with bright and natural lightening. You could even use a disco ball, depending on your theme!
The Walk Down the Aisle
Traditional: A processional to the tune of Wagner’s “Bridal Chorus.” (image from here)
New Twist: A surprise dance to modern pop tunes - think Jim & Pam in the “The Office”. See the YouTube viral video that inspired the hilarious TV scene.
Assembling Your Wedding Party
Traditional: A phone call or asking in person.
New Twist: Using an invitation that ties into your theme (check out our post on bridesmaids invitation for more inspiration, here)