How To Balance Tradition And Personal Style When Planning a Wedding

Finding a balance between honouring tradition and expressing your personal style can be challenging when planning a wedding. Many couples want to incorporate traditional elements into their wedding day, but also want the day to feel unique and reflective of their relationship. Then, there’s the pressure of deciding who is responsible for paying for the wedding. No matter which route you take, there are numerous ways to blend tradition with your personality.

Here are some tips for balancing tradition and personal style when planning your wedding.

photo by Haley Boothe Photography – full wedding here

Start with tradition and build from there

Before you begin planning, think about the traditional elements of a wedding that are important to you and your partner. For example, you may want to include a religious ceremony, a first dance, and a bouquet toss. Once you have established the traditional elements that you want to incorporate, you can start adding your own personal touches.

photo by  Amy Jordinson photography – full wedding here 

Get creative with decor

One of the easiest ways to add personal style to your wedding is through décor. Think about the colours, textures, and patterns you love and use them to create a unique atmosphere. You can also use décor to pay homage to your cultural or family traditions.

photo by  Alejandro Souza Foto – full wedding here

Personalize your wedding party

Another way to add a personal touch to your wedding is by choosing your wedding party. For example, you may choose to have a mix of family members and close friends, or you may choose to have only your closest friends as your bridesmaids and groomsmen. You can also choose to have family members or friends perform special roles in the ceremony, such as reading a poem or playing music.

photo by inspire photos – full wedding here 

Incorporate personal traditions

Many couples choose to incorporate personal traditions into their wedding day. For example, you may choose to have a special dance with your parents or to exchange vows in a unique location that holds personal significance. This can make your wedding day feel more special and meaningful to you and your guests.

photo by gabrielas photography and film – full shoot here 

Be open to compromise

It’s important to remember that your wedding day is not just about you and your partner. It’s also about your families and friends. While you may have strong opinions about some aspects of your wedding, it’s essential to be open to compromise. For example, you may not agree on the type of flowers to use or the menu for the reception, but by working together, you can find a solution that makes everyone happy.

photo by Riley Glenn Photography – full wedding here


Finding a balance between tradition and personal style can be challenging when planning a wedding. But by starting with traditional elements, getting creative with decor, personalizing your wedding party, incorporating personal traditions, and being open to compromise, you can create a wedding day that is both meaningful and unique. Remember that the most important thing is that you and your partner are happy and that your wedding day reflects your love and commitment to each other.





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