How many types of weddings are there? There are many different ways to get married. When you think about weddings, it’s hard to know where to start. What dress should you wear? What flowers should one choose for the bouquet? Who will be the maid-of-honor?
These questions can feel overwhelming when you’re trying to plan your big day. To help streamline the process and make things easier for yourself, we have five compiled a list of different types of weddings that might suit your style.
These are weddings that take place in a different location from where one or both partners live. The advantage to this type of wedding is the fact that you can choose any destination for your big day.
If you want an ocean-side ceremony in Hawaii, go for it. Have a beach party in Mexico or Thailand? That’s possible too but be prepared to get a little sand in your dress. Destination weddings are a great choice for couples who want to make their wedding memorable and fun since they can incorporate elements of the location into different aspects of the big day.
These take place at a church or other religious institution with all family members present. The couple will typically have a rehearsal the day before and there will be alcohol served at the reception.
This type of wedding is perfect for those who want to have a traditional ceremony with all members of both families present, along with a full Catholic mass or another religious service. If this sounds like what you’re going for, make sure that your officiant is able to legally perform weddings in your state or country.
Ceremonies that take place at a non-religious location and often feature trendy colour schemes, unique decor elements, and music choices that reflect the couple’s style and taste.
This type of wedding is perfect for those who want to have an extravagant party with their closest family and friends without having to have a full-on religious ceremony. The wedding party can even be as small or large as you like.
Just make sure that the location of your big day is equipped to hold weddings and provide basic amenities such as tables, lighting, chairs, restrooms, etc.
Formal weddings tend to include traditional elements such as white dresses for brides and tuxedos for the groomsmen. The couple will typically have a rehearsal dinner before their big day, which is usually attended by friends and family members who are part of the wedding party.
Formal weddings tend to be traditional in nature and may even feature religious components such as a mass or another service. This type of wedding is perfect for those who want to have a traditional ceremony with all members of both families present, along with another religious service, and blends elements of several of the above listed weddings.
Do not have many traditional elements associated with them other than the exchange of vows. Weddings tend to be casual, laid-back affairs with little formality involved in the proceedings.
This type of wedding is perfect for those who want an easy-going wedding with their closest family members, while still having some aspects that resemble weddings such as vows or exchanging rings.