12Jan/19

Alternatives to Common Wedding Traditions

Most modern wedding ceremonies and customs tend to stick to a set of traditions that have been around for the last century or so.

Such traditions as giving a potential partner an engagement ring, or having a ceremony and reception are just two well-known commonalities that have stood the test of time and have remained popular to this day.

But not everyone wants to do things by the book, and it can allow the bride and the groom to indulge in their more creative sides by looking at some alternatives to traditions that have become more popular in recent years, and allow for a more unique wedding that will be remembered for years to come.

1. Different Gemstones

Diamonds are those flawless, clear gemstones that have become most associated with weddings, specifically when it comes to the engagement ring that the groom traditionally gives to his fiancée. One of the reasons for this is an extremely successful campaign by the De Beers Company that pushed expensive diamonds as a way of showing love and affection.

But Millennials are starting to turn away from diamonds, and are instead looking at other valuable gemstones on the market, much in the same way …