So we've all seen the question of how to combine the cultures, traditions, and customs of a couple, but I'm having the opposite problem! Neither of us are religious, neither of us have strong cultural backgrounds, and neither of our parents' weddings had any distinguishing features we can reflect on... we're a vibrant, fun loving, exciting couple, but in the sense of a traditional wedding I think we're going to be awfully boring! We have no trouble throwing a party but we want our wedding to be vibrant, memorable, and meaningful (but formal, which is where this gets tough)! Without traditions and customs, we're concerned that it might just feel a bit empty. And we do NOT want a drab ceremony. SO we're having troubles deciding what kind of special features to incorporate into our ceremony, ie. sand, candle lighting, etc. Neither of our families have done these, so is it strange to take part in a ceremony that isn't "traditional" for you? I don't want it to feel phony, we're just looking to add some substance and depth to the ceremony since there won't be a religious service. Are there meaningful "ceremonies" that aren't strictly cultural or religious? Or should we just accept that we don't have traditions and plan for things that are specific to just us?