Extraordinary wedding ideas for the unconventional bride

Extraordinary Weddings Ideas

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MoneyPlus Features Team

1st July 2015 at 8:45am

With wedding season in full swing, it’s not unusual to find yourself thinking about the Big Day and what it means for you. But really ask yourself, what is my perfect wedding?

The days of following traditions are behind us and nowadays we can plan weddings that truly reflect our personality, lifestyle and relationship.

Are you thinking about doing something a little bit out of the ordinary? Here are just some of the most wonderfully original wedding ideas we’ve come across:

Festival weddings

Or Wedfests to those in the know are the perfect way to celebrate in a chilled out environment. Pick a field and invite those near and dear to you to come along and pitch their tents – a festival wedding is guaranteed to be a special occasion that will live long in the memories of everyone involved.

From all-access wristbands for the guests, wellies for the bride, tepees for relaxation time to floral decorations and hay bales galore – you can make your festival wedding anything you want it to be. Once it gets dark continue the celebrations and light up the night with some fireworks and a bonfire.

Carnival magic

The vintage carnival and circus wedding offers the opportunity to create something really spectacular for you and your guests. From bright and beautiful wedding decorations, fun carnival games, a big wheel and rides, to a bigtop tent where you tie the knot – a carnival themed wedding promises to be unforgettable.

The Roaring 20s

If you’re looking for glitz, glamour and opulence from your special day then a Jazz Age wedding is for you. Set the scene with an amazing Art Deco wedding invitation and prepare to wow your guests with a Gatsby inspired gown, lavish surroundings and an Art Deco wedding cake. Hire a 1920s Jazz band to recreate the ambience of the era, don your finest garments and dance the night away in style.

Safari ceremony

Capitalize on the unrivalled romance and beauty of the African landscape with a safari-style wedding. Make your marriage vows under the African sun as curious elephants watch from afar.

Discover the magnificent wildlife on a safari drive and take the opportunity to enjoy a range of activities with those closest to you. Dine alfresco at dusk and soak up the experience of a lifetime.

These are just some thoughts that show how a little planning and thinking outside the box can make the Big Day an unforgettable experience that you’ll really cherish.

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We’d love to know which of these unconventional wedding ideas is your favourite. Let us know in the comments.

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Photography by OH! Weddings.

The information in this blog or any response to comments should not be regarded as financial advice. A personal pension is an investment. Its value can go up or down and may be worth less than you paid in. Laws and tax rules may change in the future. The information here is based on our understanding in June 2015.