The reality is that your wedding style needs to be reflective of you; your past, your present, likes, dislikes, passions, interests and just plain funny quirks. This is what to focus on with choosing a style, for both of you, individually and together. The union of two people with their own unique ways into one always means creation of an unique and special reception.
So with each and everything you choose, ask yourself if your guests think it is very you. It might be your choice of venue - are you happiest donning your welly boots, enjoying a country pub’s log fire and a rustic feast, or are you lost without your Louboutins in Zone One? Do you dream of an elaborate 'statement' wedding cake, or do you think that’s a waste and prefer pork pie and a tower of cheese? With each decision, make sure it reflects you and you’re not just ticking the box you think etiquette demands or your guests will expect.
Of course, you need to give some consideration to your wedding guests, but the main thing is to ensure they are well advised and informed about what’s happening, well fed and watered, don’t have any transportation issues, and are warm and dry! Beyond that, you really should have an open canvas. Whilst you might want to nod to tradition (and indeed for some tradition suits them), don’t feel restrained by what has been done before; that rule book has been thrown away
The finest weddings with the most heartwarming atmosphere are the ones where guests get to know the couple just that little bit more through all of the lovely touches they have thought through and arranged in celebration of their most special day.