The inspiration behind Wed Nights comes from
the process of planning an original wedding that
was also a destination wedding - and all from scratch.
There was nothing out there that spoke to the couple that
didn't want to have a traditional wedding.
Not that there's anything wrong
with having a traditional wedding. We
didn't feel like the typical wedding with its
white dress, tuxes, candle lighting ceremonies,
etc really represented who we were.
We found ourselves asking "why do we need to do this
thing or that". Our answer was, "we don't
have to do that!" How liberating!! There are
so many possibilities in creating an amazing,
fun and memorable ceremony that is shares our
true spirit and heart that once we freed
ourselves from the "have to's" we were able to
get to the "want to's"! A wedding that is
special and unique that creates a community from
the friends and family that attend.
Wed Nights is an effort to share
our information, the steps it took to get to where
we ended up, the data behind the event, the
creativity and the possibilities. A
ceremony uniting two people in love should, at the
minimum, capture the heart and reason of the marriage
union... the love of the engaged couple and their
desire to share their reason for their love and
their hopes for their future
with their community.
The pages that follow will give you ideas of what we and other
brides and grooms have done to create atmosphere, community and fun in unique
and memorable settings in ways that truly complement their and perhaps your personality.
You will find sample pre-wedding emails (tasters or teasers) written to guests, sample itineraries
(the fun to come), sample menu
ideas and even dress or costume options.
We hope that you find a few ideas in these pages that will
inspire you to be imaginative and creative and stretch your boundaries. We hope to encourage you not only to add your
unique flavor to your special day but provide your community a chance to know
you better for it.
To continue to grow the idea of the
non-traditional wedding, WedNights.com will add to its pages
fresh and fun ideas for the unconventional and
non-traditional wedding. If
you've searched for unusual wedding themes, non-traditional
ceremonies, interesting destination wedding sites or a
unique wedding dresses and have come up bone dry, hopefully
you'll find some help here.