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10 Ways To Up-Hip Your Wedding

10 Ways To Up-Hip Your Wedding
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We may all lead incredibly hipster lives (written by someone in Penneys PJs), but when it comes to planning a wedding, often even the most individual of people can fall into that trap of tradition, which says things must be done a certain way. When, really, what you should be aiming for is to make your wedding cooler than the coolest party you’ve ever been to… like, you’d pay ticketed-entry for this thing. Of course, traditions exist for a reason – the main being that there’d be utter bedlam, if people were just allowed to do whatever they wanted. But that’s not to say you need to treat your guests/bridesmaids/partner/self like woolly idiots. Here are 10 nifty ways to break the mould (a little), for very hip wedding results.

1. Create a graphic 3-D ceremony backdrop

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2. Leave bouquet stems imperfect and uncovered

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3. Make your cake darkly decadent

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3. Go deep – not girly – on painterly, floral stationery

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4. Strip your table back to its bare necessities (plus, lots of green)

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5. Put flowers where they’re not supposed to be

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6. Persuade an indie band, who never do weddings, to play

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7. Allow your bridal party to pick their own outfits, with guidelines, of course

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8. Keep speeches to a minimum – encourage song & jokes, instead

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9. Use the escort card system, rather than a strict seating plan, so guests can choose their spot

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10. Have a signature cocktail menu (on special, if it’s not a free bar)

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For more beautifully offbeat wedding suggestions, pick up your copy of IMAGE Brides, on newsstands now

IMAGE VIA Wedding Wire / Planning The Perfect Wedding / Style Me Pretty / Hello Tenfold / Hello May / Rock My Wedding / Refinery29

 

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