If you have ever been to a wedding, you will know exactly what to expect at the next wedding you expect and possibly every wedding you will ever be invited to because the thing with wedding is that everyone tends to do exactly the same thing without ever daring to step away from the traditions and rituals of traditional weddings. There are many reasons for why certain things were done in the past with no possible reason for having to do them now and yet, everyone follows these traditions without questioning them. One example is the carrying of a bouquet of fresh flowers while walking down the aisle on your wedding day. This tradition originated in the old days when there was drought and no water. People were only allowed to bathe once a year during the month of April and when the wedding months came about in May and June, people had already started to smell as it had already been one or two months since their last bath. As there was no perfume in those days, brides would carry a bouquet of fragrant flowers in their arms in order to mask the smell. Today however, we are able to have as many baths as we want and therefore, carrying these flowers is unnecessary and yet, we do.
Daring to be different
The truth is, you do not need to have your wedding at a fancy place with a big buffet and a massive guest list. You can have an awesome wedding party for a few close friends at one of the pubs with function rooms which will be a lot more fun than inviting hundreds of people that you do not know very well to come to a grand event and eat at your expense.
At a pub, you can service craft beer to your guests to celebrate the big day and it will still cost you a fraction of what a traditional wedding would have cost you. Visit this link for more info on craft beer Sydney.
The sad thing is that because wedding planners, wedding stores and wedding retailers are well aware that brides and grooms will do anything to follow these traditions like those before them, they sell all of these things for very high prices. This is why weddings have a reputation for being extremely expensive affairs. In other words, if you choose to wear a big white ball gown like everyone else, you will need to break the bank for it but choosing to wear the exact same dress in any other colour should cost you a fraction of the price.