By April Littleton

According to UsMagazine.com, Shenae Grimes, the 90210 actress, married British model Josh Beech on May 10. The couple went public with their relationship in July 2012 and announced their engagement last December. But what made her wedding so different from all the others? The star wore a black Vera Wang wedding dress down the aisle and a source said house music was playing as Grimes made her way to the alter.

How can you plan for a non-traditional wedding?

Cupid’s Advice:

Not every girl dreams of walking down the aisle wearing a fluffy, white dress. Some women just want to marry their significant other without having to deal with the tedious planning a traditional wedding would take. If you’re a bride-to-be who’s thinking out of the box in terms of your wedding plans, Cupid has some advice for you:

1. The dress: Contrary to popular belief, your wedding dress doesn’t have to be white! It’s your wedding, pick out something you feel comfortable in and what you believe would suit you the best. Try not to think too heavily on what your husband-to-be would think. Naturally, he would love anything at this point! If you showed up in a trash bag, your partner would still think you’re the most beautiful woman in the room.

2. Be creative: Skip some of the usual planning and make the details of your special day a little more personable!  Use your iPod and have a friend be in charge of the music during the reception instead of hiring a DJ. Create your own invitations, and let the bridesmaids and groomsmen pick their own outfits. You’ll save tons of money, and you’ll have a wedding your friends and family members will remember for years to come.

3. Focus on the groom: At the end of the day, the purpose of your wedding is for you to marry the person you love. Don’t get caught up in the little things. Keep your focus on you, your beau and the life you’re about to build together. In fact, you can skip the big ceremony all together and get hitched in Vegas! As long as the two of you exchange I Do’s, there’s not much else to worry about.

Did you have a non-traditional wedding? Share your experience below!