Monday, December 19, 2011

Eternity Band: the Graceful Symbol of a Vibrant Commitment

By Barbara Goodman

Does it seem as if all the supposedly creative wedding ideas you come up with have been done before? Want to do something that's 'not your parents' wedding? Here are few non-traditional wedding ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

People have been known to throw a wedding together in just a few short months, so don't think you have to waste a whole year trying to get everything planned. You don't need all the trappings -- so find a decent venue that you and your hubby can live with for the reception.

If you even choose to have bridesmaids, let them pick out their own dresses. This will not only save them some money, it will ensure that the dress they pick flatters their own body type. Everyone is happy! Even better, they really will be able to wear it again.

If you don't like being the center of attention, than you will probably dread opening up all your presents in front of a room full of people at your bridal shower. People will probably buy you presents regardless, so if you can, skip the bridal shower all together.

If you can't avoid the shower, than take freelance writer Jessica Murphy's suggestion and ask your guests to not wrap their presents. That way you can just display the gifts for everyone to see, thank everyone and enjoy a nice leisurely lunch mingling with your guests. Not only will this save you from having all eyes on you as you open each gift, but it will also help salvage the environment by saving all that wasted paper on your anti-style. As far as the bachelorette party goes, consider taking advantage of this. You don't have to plan it -- you just have to attend. Even that anti-bride should enjoy a girls only weekend getaway. Ask yourself, why not?

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