Planning a Wedding? What You Can Learn from Brangelina
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie finally tied the knot last week in an intimate and personal ceremony that should have soon-to-be-married couples everywhere taking notes.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are just the most recent example of the more casual, private and easy weddings that celebrity weddings are trending toward. News of their recent France wedding wasn’t released until after the event, in spite of years of enthusiastic speculation.
Celebrity wedding planners may have played a role, especially in keeping vendors and staffers quiet, but the real stars of the day were the couple’s six kids, who they credit for encouraging the marriage after a nine-year relationship.
Jolie’s gorgeous Versace gown put a sweet and intimate twist on designer wedding dresses: her children’s doodles were stitched into the skirt and veil. The kids also wrote the wedding vows and played main roles in the ceremony.
Though most of us can’t afford celebrity wedding planners or customized Versace gowns, the lovely and intimate wedding is a good reminder that your wedding day can be whatever you make it.
The days of stringent tradition are coming to an end, as shown by the fact that over 40% of couples now plan their weddings together instead of leaving everything to the bride. Twenty-five percent of couples are opting for themed weddings that represent a common interest they share, whether that interest is Star Wars or dinosaurs.
It’s estimated that 2,077,000 weddings occur in the U.S. every year. That’s 2,077,000 special and unique couples that vow to spend the rest of their lives together in a manner that reflects their relationship.
Are you and your partner outdoors enthusiasts? Look into outdoor weddings! Feel like you were born in the wrong time? Shop vintage wedding dresses, and style the ceremony to match.
There’s much less pressure on couples today to adhere to ideas of what a marriage should be, so don’t limit yourself. There’s a reason those photos of a bridal party running away from a T-Rex went viral. It’s not like they had celebrity wedding planners to promote the pics to the media. The couple was just having a blast on the best day of their lives and that joy is what people responded to.
So sew doodles into your wedding gown or replace the figurines on your wedding cake with Lego figurines. You’re creating memories that will last a lifetime. If you’re not having fun and celebrating what’s special about your relationship, what’s the point?