5 reasons why you should ditch the ballroom

 

 

With so much inspiration for your big day it is more than likely you are overwhelmed with all the possibilities available to you and how to bring your vision for your dream wedding to life.  What if, for a moment you stepped away from the tradition and the expectation of what you feel your wedding should be and dreamed for a moment about the possibility of taking your wedding outside of the typical ballroom.  We at The Romanticist Studios feel that it is time to ditch the ballroom and think outside the box and we have compiled our top 5 reasons why you should!

 

Reason 1: Your guests will talk about it FOREVER!


I mean really...if you think anybody will remember your perfectly aligned Chiavari chairs or how your florals were so lush, forget it! Guests (no matter how many) just want to have a good time and celebrate with friends and family around them.  How amazing would it be to give your guests an extra special experience not only of celebrating the love you have for each other but to take them on that magical journey with you to say the IceHotel in Sweden!  That is sure to be something guests would talk about for years to come!

Outside the Icehotel in Sweden - Photo by: The Romanticist Studios

Outside the Icehotel in Sweden - Photo by: The Romanticist Studios

Reason 2: Your honeymoon is covered!

That goes without explaining...if you bring your crew to Cinque Terre in Italy, there would be no reason to go anywhere else for your honeymoon. Keep the excitement of going to a new place by just taking the local train to another one of the 5 villages that make up the unique destination of Cinque Terre.  Eliminate the stress before your wedding by lounging on the beach or doing some sightseeing, eating at local restaurants and just being present in the moment while the pros handle everything else!  To learn more about Cinque Terre, check out our post from our Wedding Wanderlust series here!

You can get married overlooking this ocean in Cinque Terre - Photo: The Romanticist Studios

You can get married overlooking this ocean in Cinque Terre - Photo: The Romanticist Studios

Reason 3:  Make Your Fairytale Wedding a Reality

Thinking outside the box and leaving some of those traditions behind can really allow you to live out your fairytale wedding and bring it to life.  As a child did you dream about Cinderella and getting married in a castle? Did you dream about getting married on a mountaintop or or under a canopy of lights or in a beautiful home in Paris? All of these things can become reality if you make the decision to ditch the ballroom and run with your ideas.

How about a little Chateau in France. Photo: Greg Finck

How about a little Chateau in France. Photo: Greg Finck

Reason 4: You will Create Lasting Memories and have a Million Stories to Tell

Even though traditional weddings create many lasting memories, travelling and spending more than just a day with family and friends can really create some special moments and stories that can be passed down for generations. 

If your significant other wears an uniform, why not pay homage and get married at a real Fort? Photo: Elizabeth LaDuca, Fort Adams, Newport, RI

If your significant other wears an uniform, why not pay homage and get married at a real Fort? Photo: Elizabeth LaDuca, Fort Adams, Newport, RI

Reason 5: You Can Still Wear a Ballgown

Don't think that because you are holding your wedding outside of a ballroom or even outside in general that it means you can't wear the biggest ballgown you can find! Your location doesn't necessarily dictate what type of dress you wear, just need some aadjustments (like a flowy ballgown instead a a suoer stiff one).

 It is your day and you can wear your dream gown no matter where you hold your wedding. You can dance if you want to... :)

Garden weddings are THE BEST! Couple: Roberta and Josh West | Dress: Vera Wang Hayley | Photo: EverTrue Studios

Garden weddings are THE BEST! Couple: Roberta and Josh West | Dress: Vera Wang Hayley | Photo: EverTrue Studios

Photo: EverTrue Studios

Photo: EverTrue Studios

We hope that after reading through our reasons why you should ditch the ballroom, that you will definitely consider taking your dream wedding outside of the traditional box and create something truly amazing that will create many lasting memories for years to come!

When you decide where in the world...we will do it for you!

After weddings and editorials in France, Denmark, Brazil and in the US, that is all we want to do for ever!

 
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