You might think hipsters don’t get married because it’s too mainstream. But guess what? They do. And while their weddings are often very pretty, we couldn’t help but notice that there are some elements that we see over and over again.
The tell-tale signs are all around you: the beards, the barn, the mason jars-as-glasses.
You have an inkling that you’re in the presence of a hipster bride and groom — but how can you be sure that you’re really at a hipster wedding?
The engagement ring: Say yes! Chunky custom recyclable rings and bands styles are the choices of hipster brides. Simplicity endures always with solitaire engagement rings. Here some picks with princess cut stones, round cut, bezel set, antique, celtic style for all hipster bride to be’s. 🙂
The wedding gown: The best way to avoid looking like an exploding cupcake is to buy a dress that’s not made by a wedding designer. You should be sexy, beautiful, understated, punk, and chic. Some brides get their dresses dip-dyed to make them extra unique. Choose the gowns had hand-dyed with organic materials.
The location: Definitely somewhere unfussy. Boutique hotels or rustic restaurants with wood, exposed brick, steel beams and slick white walls are way more your speed.
The veil: Wearing a veil might sound overly traditional, but Guy says she’s seen renewed interest ever since Kate Moss’s wedding appeared in Vogue. Pink and black veils are also popular, as is dip-dye.
The invitations: Ask a friend who’s an artist to do it. Actually, that applies to pretty much everything on this list. If you’re that much of a hipster, you probably know plenty of people with wedding-applicable creative skills.
The bride’s hair: Long and natural can be a good choice. However, the cool bride wants to look as much like herself as she normally does or braid could be super cute.
The groom’s suit: The men of the wedding also get their chance to look snazzy. Begin the process of growing out facial hair long before the targeted wedding date – that is, if a beard or a mustache hasn’t already taken residence on your face. The outfit of groom is something skinny, of course. If the groom has a big budget, he could also go with something high-fashion and edgy.
The bridesmaid dresses: Always a source of stress, bridesmaid dresses get even more complicated when you’re dealing with a group of women who feel strongly about their personal style. Stone Fox carries short dresses from Wren that can easily be re-purposed with a cardigan. A bridal party that includes several different colors feels less stiff than the traditional phalanx of pink. This is another place where dip-dying comes in handy.
The DJ/music: Picking the song to be your first dance as a married couple can be quite stressful, especially for Hipsters since Hipsters by nature want to be unique and super cool. To help out those who are searching for their perfect wedding song, but want something different than your typical Michael Buble, Celine Dion treacly tune, the website called Playlist has created a Hipster’s Guide to Alternative Wedding Songs playlist.
Beside, PlaySomethingGood has recently been named the official hipster wedding couple-DJs.
Sources: HuffingtonPost, TheKnot, NY Racked, Playlist