There’s no question that tradition plays a big role in modern weddings — from the dress, to the cake, to something borrowed and something blue. It can be really helpful to have some idea of what's expected when you’re taking on the potentially massive project of planning a wedding. But here's the thing: If those traditions don't speak to you, that's OK too. They're guidelines, not laws. So, if you want to do something different, fantastic! Including (gasp!) not wearing a dress! But is ditching it right for you? Understanding why women who wore wedding suits instead of a dress made that choice may be really helpful in deciding if a suit or jumpsuit is your chic wedding day destiny.
To help get this unique perspective, I reached out to women who wore suits on their wedding day on Reddit and through social media to ask them what made them decide to take this more non-traditional route. Their answers make so much sense, and may even have me rethinking my own vintage tea-length dress plans. That’s in part because it just highlights how dresses just aren't for every woman, and so, no one should feel the pressure to conform on their wedding day. We often think of weddings as a monolith, but these stories highlight how they are just as unique and individual as the people being wed.