Pearl engagement rings.
It’s said that pearl engagement rings are bad luck because they’re in the shape of a tear. I call that hocus pocus. Untraditional gemstone and jewel engagement rings are on the rise, and not just because they’re usually more affordable (but that part’s nice, too). They’re timeless in a way that speaks right to the couple’s relationship, rather than going with a pre-designed set. Surprising your partner is nice, and if you’re going way out of bounds, be sure to drop hints to see if an untraditional choice is something they’d be into.
Wearing a white dress.
Long story short, white wedding dresses weren’t even that popular until Queen Victoria married Prince Albert in 1840. And of course, what the Royals do, the world wants to do. There’s also a (gross, outdated) symbol of purity that comes with wearing white—luckily, most people don’t buy into that hoopla anymore. If you’re called to wear a stark white dress, cool, but if you even think for a second you might want a different color, however subtle or bold, go for it! In fact, in cultures around the world, brides wear vibrant golds, reds, and purples. There are no rules except for the ones you decide for yourself!