Those wonderful Wedding Traditions are an important part of any wedding but how do you know which ones are right for your Big Day? The old traditions include such standards as something old, and something that is new, something that’s borrowed and something that’s blue. This is one of the more common traditions that many brides still adore, but there are a number of ways to put your own tweak on this centuries old idea.
Walking down the aisle can be done with both parents in attendance. In fact some brides and parents are thrilled that they can all share in this modern tweaking of a classic wedding tradition. Some brides solo down the aisle and this too is a break from the usual tradition of the bride being accompanied by her dad.
Music selections can be modern day tunes instead of classic melodies. Remember the viral video hit of the wedding party rocking out as they danced their way to the altar?
Candles, flowers and even certain musical selections are iconic elements in many of the favorite wedding traditions that exist today. Why not look for unique wedding traditions that celebrate your heritage, friendships or courtship.
Tossing the garter is one of the wedding traditions that almost everyone recognizes. It actually came about because the wedding guests would fight to get a scrap of the gown worn by the bride. The belief was that tearing a piece of fabric from the bridal dress would bestow good luck on the lucky guest. Needless to say a garter is a small compromise to make, and it is said that the bridal garter brings good luck to whoever catches it.
Toasting at a wedding is another very old tradition but you do not have to use wine or other alcoholic beverages. Sparkling water, sparkling cider or fruit juice will serve the purpose just as well.
Wedding Traditions From Other Cultures
Discover traditions used in Irish, Japanese or African weddings and incorporate these ideas into your ceremony. This is an especially nice way to tip your hat’ to your ancestors, or just to express your love for a specific country, or culture.
The Mexican dollar dance could be helpful for those on a very tight budget. Men line up to dance with the bride and women line up to dance with the groom. Paper money is pinned on each of them for the privilege of dancing together. In Middle Eastern weddings they sprinkle sugar on the couple to symbolize a sweet life together.
Create New Wedding Traditions
You could even consider creating new wedding traditions that will allow you to place the focus on your love of animals, compassion for mankind or a deep rooted desire to embrace your faith. The wedding traditions that you establish for your ceremony can be anything you choose, but be sure that these traditions have a personal meaning. For example, some couples want to take communion together in the ceremony.
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