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Unconventional Wedding Ideas

Want something as authentic as your love story? Then you’ve come to the right place for unconventional wedding ideas.  

Read on to explore the world of non-traditional wedding ideas, where creativity knows no bounds. Your wedding should be special, authentic and totally you— so say “I do” to an unconventional wedding that you, your partner and your guests will adore! 

From tying the knot in an airplane hangar to hosting your special day in an art gallery, these non-traditional wedding ideas will inspire you to think outside the box.  

What Is A Non-Traditional Wedding? 

A non-traditional wedding is a celebration that defies convention and embraces individuality. It’s your chance to craft a wedding experience reflecting your one-of-a-kind personality and love story. Non-traditional weddings can manifest in various forms, from unique venues to authentic ceremonies and attire choices. 

These weddings are all about breaking free from the norm and creating lasting memories. Remember, your wedding day should be all about you and your partner. Opt for things that bring you two joy, no matter how against the norm they may seem! 

Is it OK To Have A Non-Traditional Wedding? 

Absolutely— it’s YOUR wedding! Your wedding is an expression of your love and should be a reflection of who you are as a couple. Embracing non-traditional ideas allows you to celebrate your journey in a way that feels authentic to you and share it with those you love most. It’s an opportunity to add multiple personal touches to your day. Create memories that will last a lifetime and start your married life with a celebration that stands out from the crowd. 

Out of The Box Wedding Ideas 

Love the idea of a non-traditional wedding, but not sure where to start? That’s where we come in! When it comes to unconventional weddings, one of the easiest places to start is the venue.  Below are a few of our personal favorite unconventional wedding venues to host your big day: 

Airplane Hangar Wedding: Love Takes Flight 

simple lace sheath wedding dress with v-neckline - archer by All Who Wander

all who wander archer gown 

This love is ready for takeoff! Imagine exchanging vows in the vast space of an airplane hangar,  a setting that embodies the idea of love taking flight. Your guests will be in awe as they witness your union surrounded by aircrafts.  

Some airplane hangar wedding tips: Get creative with your seating arrangements, invest in aviation-themed décor, and plan a dramatic entrance down the hangar aisle. We also love the idea of boarding pass-themed invitations!  

When it comes to your dress, we recommend a simple silhouette that still packs a punch. Check out the all who wander archer gown: a casual boho lace column wedding dress with spaghetti straps, a sexy sheer bodice and deep v-backline. 


Modern Western Wedding: Where Rustic Meets Contemporary 

simple strapless ballgown wedding dress with high slit - 1524 by Martina Liana

Martina Liana Style 1524 

For couples with a love for the Wild West but a flair for modernity, a modern western wedding is the ideal choice. Picture a ranch-style celebration with a contemporary twist. Think cowboy boots paired with sleek wedding attire, and rustic barn venues adorned with elegant decorations. The best part is you don’t even have to be located in the countryside to make this unconventional wedding come to life!  

Rustic dress inspo? Yes, please! Check out stunning Martina Liana Style 1524— a strapless couture silk wedding dress with skirt slit and bow detail. Designed with an A-line skirt and strapless sweetheart necklace, this style is both high-fashion and timeless. 


Cruise Ship Wedding: Setting Sail into Matrimony 

strapless ballgown wedding dress with train and high slit - LE1232 by Martina Liana Luxe

Martina Liana Luxe Style LE1232 

Cruise into happily ever after! For a blend of luxury and adventure, opt for a cruise ship wedding. Exchange your vows on the deck of a beautiful ship surrounded by the beautiful open ocean. You and your guests can enjoy a memorable voyage while celebrating your love.  

Tips include choosing a cruise line that matches your style, creating a nautical-themed ambience and planning shore excursions for added fun. Bonus points for sticking around on the cruise after the wedding is over… Talk about a wedding and honeymoon all in one! 

This Martina Liana Luxe Style LE1232 gown is amazing for a wedding on the water! With bodice pleats, architectural boning frame and a strapless A-line silhouette, it’s a sure way to stand out in the most elegant way possible. 


Art Gallery Wedding: Where Love and Creativity Converge 

Martina Liana Luxe Style LE1270 

An art gallery wedding blends together creativity and romance effortlessly. Host your wedding in a space filled with stunning artwork and sculptures and let the beauty of craftsmanship surround you. These venues provide a stunning backdrop for your special day, and you can even incorporate artistic elements into your decor. Hint: Getting married in an art gallery means you won’t have to invest too much in additional decor!  

As for your dress, we can’t recommend enough Martina Liana Luxe Style LE1270 masterpiece enough. This couture fit-and-flare wedding dress features sparkling 3D floral embellishments beneath a transparent layer of gorgeous tulle. Plus, make your artistic look a touch bolder with some non-traditional bridal accessories 

 Your wedding is a canvas waiting to be painted with your love story. Embrace the unconventional, create cherished memories, and start your married life with a celebration that’s as beautiful as your love.  

As you plan your wedding, remember unconventional ideas can add a layer of personalization and excitement to your special day. Wherever you decide to host your guests, make sure it’s somewhere that inspires you and speaks to you as a couple. Unconventional venues are sure to create unforgettable memories! So, dare to be different, celebrate your love in style and let your wedding day be a reflection of your extraordinary journey together. 

Feeling inspired by these unconventional wedding ideas? Now, it’s time to start dress hunting!  We have a wide array of dresses that are sure to match the ambience of your venue. Whether you know you’re looking for or need some guidance, finding your dress will be a breeze with us on your team. Find a store today to discover your non-traditional wedding dress!