It is probably no surprise that the wedding traditions of yesteryear are truly things of the past. Millennial brides are taking the wedding arena by force and implementing more progressive tones. I guess you could say that these up and coming brides are setting new traditions to be passed down. Dr. John Keefe II is a very progressive wedding officiant in Oklahoma City, and he could not be happier about what these ladies are doing.
Seriously, if you are a young twenty-something who is a planning a wedding. Sit down and shoot the breeze with your mom and grandmother. Compare and contrast how your wedding plans are different from theirs. John Keefe says you should prepare to be shocked, or maybe it is your mom and granny who will be shocked!
So, how exactly do millennial brides and the brides of yesteryear differ? Check it out, homie:
Millennial brides find inspiration in a variety of places.
When your mom was a young bride-to-be, she probably found wedding day inspiration from magazines like Better Homes and Gardens, Woman’s Day, and McCalls. You, on the other hand, find inspiration from Pinterest, Facebook, popular wedding websites, AND magazines. A millennial bride never limits herself to just one avenue of inspiration.
She knows how to be a frugal shopper and still have a good time.
Believe it or not, the millennial bride can shop smartly while sticking to her budget, but not being such a penny pincher that she ends up being miserable. See? Not everything about millennials is annoying and irresponsible. You wait and see moms and grandmas. Your girl is going to have a gorgeous wedding dress, beautiful flowers, fabulous food, and venue to die for all at a price that is a fraction of the cost that you spent on your wedding.
The bride-to-be is utilizing popular websites that are doing all of the organizing and planning for her.
This is a service that mothers-of-the-bride could only dream about having when they were planning their weddings. You see, there are tons of wedding planning websites that allow a millennial bride to track everything she is doing in one neat and compact place. These sites also allow the bride to gain inspiration on the things she wants to have at her wedding and will learn her style and only show her things based on her personal preferences.
She loves to collaborate with other brides.
At one time, brides were in constant competition with each other, and they would be damned if they had the same decorations as Mary down the street had at her wedding. Don’t believe me? Just catch an episode of Gypsy Sisters on TLC. Yikes! Now days, brides are swapping ideas, sharing decorations, and even copying one another’s hairstyles. This is almost unheard of!
So, what has stayed the same between traditional and millennial brides? Dr. John Keefe II says that brides are still the drivers of the bus, meaning, they are large and in charge!