The demand for more modern weddings is understandable, given that many of the traditions associated with the marriage ceremony have roots in diferent times and cultures in which marriage was very often a political strategy or a business agreement rather than a love match.
Wedding rings are a big part of this, as the wedding bands are the only item featured on the day of the wedding that the couple continues to use or wear when that day is over. Plain gold or platinum wedding rings in half-round or flat shapes have stood the test of time fairly well, but there is an indisputable demand for different and more modern wedding ring options as well. Different shapes like concave and beveled edge rings, black and two-tone wedding rings, and gem-heavy eternity styles present a new world of options, as do new and unusual materials like titanium and tungsten.
The newfound popularity of tungsten carbide rings stems from many different factors. What started the buzz is definitely tungsten carbide’s remarkable durability and strength. Tungsten rings are tarnish-proof and very difficult to scratch; in fact, tungsten carbide is so hard that during the manufacturing process, the rings are polished with diamond instruments and never require polishing again after that. Their ability to stand the test of time makes a great metaphor for your love, and the interesting look and modern flair give your wedding style the perfect boost.
Another important part of your wedding day is the music used in the ceremony. Music sets the mood and inspires or heightens the emotional response to an event, so a meaningful occasion like a wedding needs it. However, don’t feel bound to the old standards of the wedding march and processional typically used– I was a part of a wedding last year that used songs by Muse and from the original “Star Wars” films to great effect, and it made the day memorable and endearing for everyone.
The rules have changed regarding wedding flowers as well– the white roses and baby’s breath of traditional bouquets are now often edged out by bright colors, exotic plants, and non-floral accents like ribbons and crystals. For the wedding I discussed above, the bride carried a bouquet of flowers sculpted from metal and glass while we bridesmaids held bunches of peacock feathers.
In summary, the modern wedding– your modern wedding– can be anything you want it to be, and sharing this special commitment of your love with your friends and family should be all about what makes all of you unique and the special reasons you all love each other.
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