Non-Traditional Wedding Traditions - Suzanne Harward

Non-Traditional Wedding Traditions

inspiration 1 November 2017

If you are searching for ways to make your big day a little bit unique, then look no further.  As time evolves, there are simply no rules as to what you can and can’t do on your wedding day and couples are often ditching the classic cookie-cutter wedding traditions. Instead, couples today are having fun with the details, and opting for a non-traditional approach injecting elements of their own lifestyle or personalities into their wedding to make it memorable for not only themselves, but their guests too.

We have curated a list of some fun, modern ideas that are sure to keep your guests entertained throughout the whole day.

Gelati Carts and Cocktail Carts

A fun idea for outdoor weddings and will lend itself to formal weddings too, as a great way to fill the sometimes ever so long lull between ceremony and receptions. Keep your guests (and the couple) quenched and fuelled for the night ahead whilst waiting for the reception to start. If you are having a more relaxed casual affair, a Gelati cart is a perfect alternative to the classic formal dessert.

SH Bride Jemma & Luke, Photographed by Alli Oughtred 

SH Bride Bonnie & Stephen, Photographed by Wild Whim

Art Installations as Arbours

If you are wanting to take your ceremony styling to the next level, like SH Bride Bonnie’s modern style Tee Pee alternative to an Arbour.

SH Bride Bonnie & Stephen, Photographed by Wild Whim

SH Bride Anna & Tim, Featured on Hello May

Photos before the Ceremony

Many couples these days are choosing to have their wedding photos done and dusted prior to the wedding ceremony so that they can stay and enjoy their time socialising with their guests before their reception.

SH Bride Amber, Photographed by Jenn Emerling Weddings

Alternative Desserts

Moving on from the classic three-tiered Wedding cake; opt for Espresso Martinis, a grazing style assortment of savoury cheeses like SH Bride Stephanie, or even designer dessert stations like Bursaria’s ‘Pimp Your Pav’ table.

Ivory Tribe Elegant Australia editorial, Catering by Bursaria, Photographed by Elk & Willow,

Stephanie & Josh, Photographed by Cassandra Ladru

Ivory Tribe Elegant Australia editorial, Photographed by Elk & Willow

Measuring Guide
Conversion
Care & Alterations

How to measure

Simply measure your bust, waist and hips and enter below. The measuring guide will recommend the ideal Suzanne Harward gown size in accordance to the largest measurement given.



Conversion

AU Size
UK Size
US Size
Bust (cm)
Waist (cm)
High up (cm)
Seat (cm)
6
6
2
82
62
81
87
8
8
4
85
63
83
90
10
10
6
86
67
85
92
12
12
8
89.5
69
89
96
14
14
10
98
74.5
95
101
AU Size
UK Size
US Size
Bust (inch)
Waist (inch)
High Hip (inch)
Seat (inch)
6
6
2
32.3
24.4
31.8
34.2
8
8
4
33.4
24.8
32.6
35.4
10
10
6
33.8
26.3
33.4
36.2
12
12
8
35.2
27.1
35
37.8
14
14
10
38.5
29.3
37.4
39.7

Care & Alterations

General Care

Ensure you read the care label and cleaning instructions before attempting to clean.

By following the instructions on the care label you will keep your couture gown looking fabulous and at it’s absolute best.

Alterations

Suzanne Harward does not provide an alterations service and this also applies to Suzanne Harward online styles. We recommend you take your pieces to a reputable local tailor. Please contact our Customer Care Team should you require advice regarding alteration services in your area.

Delivery

Your couture gown will be delivered wrapped in acid free tissue paper. Gowns with embellishment will have a protective organza cover placed over the embellished area of the gown. Your gown will arrive carefully packed in to a keepsake heirloom box for safe keeping. This box will be packed inside a shipping box with a Suzanne Harward protective garment bag included in the delivery. To protect your exclusive Suzanne Harward gown we recommend you hang your garment within the protective bag provided.

Dry Cleaning

Each Suzanne Harward gown is individually handcrafted with great care and uses delicate fabric, embroideries, embellishment and lace to convey the same timeless, feminine and ethereal nature that is the Suzanne Harward handwriting. This may lead to variation in finish, colour and fabrication. Please take the utmost care when cleaning and wearing your gown as jewellery, finger nails and harsh detergents can harm delicate fabrics and finishes. Embellishments and fabrics may change in colour with time and wear adding to the charm and individuality of each piece. These are not faults in the production of the garment and are consistent with handmade couture quality. Your gown will arrive protected in acid free tissue paper and an organza cover covering any embellishment. A protective garment bag is provided to ensure the gown remains in impeccable condition. Please hang your gown in the garment bag when you receive your delivery.

If you wish to clean your gown after your special day we recommend you take your gown to a reputable specialist drycleaners experienced in cleaning of delicate couture pieces.

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