Over the past week, Weddingbells accepted a challenge: dig up the most creative, show-stopping and completely original wedding ideas that our brides hadn’t already seen at a friend or relative’s wedding. This was a considerable task, considering the bounty of wedding ideas that constantly abound in our magazine and on our website. Many of these ideas are wonderful, some are even fantastic, but — given the vast shareability of weddings enabled by such websites as Facebook, Pinterest and WeddingGawker — few are really original. We decided to find the ones that were; to provide some fresh inspiration for brides who are sick of the same old, same old.
Now, don’t get us wrong, we love that DIY bunting your co-worker hung above her dessert bar and the spiked limeade circulating your sister’s celebration in mason jars tied with fancy burlap bows. But we also know that occasionally, it can’t hurt to shake things up, especially when it comes to weddings, which possess such massive creative potential.
The following guide contains 50 of our favourite original wedding ideas, from alternative ceremony directions, to a new definition of “princess gown”, to an aisle your guests have never seen before. We’ve got it all covered.