Selecting your wedding party participants doesn’t mean you have to stick with old traditions or follow the status quo.
If you and your partner are willing to think outside of the box, start brainstorming with these unconventional wedding party ideas to make sure all your most valued loved ones are included in your big day.
Include grandmothers as “flower grannies”
Who says flower girls have to be under the age of ten? Rather than having children as the flower girls at their wedding, some couples have opted for “flower grannies” instead.
This can be a great way to include grandmothers or other older family members who want to have a role in the big day.
Forget gender requirements for bridesmaids or groomsmen
Many couples have started to stray away from traditional gender roles in their wedding parties. Instead of only involving people traditionally found only on the bride or groom’s side of the event, consider surrounding yourself with whoever it is that you most want to be with on your wedding day.
Some couples have ditched the traditional terms altogether and just referred to the wedding party as their “I Do Crew” to celebrate their loved ones without using traditional labels.
Don’t forget your pets
Instead of leaving your beloved pets with a sitter for the day, bring them along for the fun. Members of the wedding party can walk your furry friend down the aisle, and you can even dress them up with a bowtie or a veil of their own.
Some couples have even given their pet the role of ring bearer, which can be an adorable way to incorporate your entire family in the wedding.
Mismatched Dresses and Suits
There’s no denying that everyone has different preferences when it comes to wedding day outfits. While some colors and styles look great on some people, other members of the wedding party might have different preferences.
Allowing your wedding party to wear different colors and styles can take off some pressure and allow them to better express themselves.
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Overall, switching up traditional wedding party expectations can be a fun way to include different loved ones into your wedding. There is no reason to follow unnecessary traditions that don’t fit well with you and your closest friends and family.