A spin on tradition

posted 3 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
Member
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We are waiving tradition just in the way that we’re not really having that much of a wedding, we’re having more of a party! After the ceremony it will just be dinner, drinks and dancing! No first dance or father/daughter/mother/son dances, no speeches, we will have cake but no cake cutting, just coz we love cake! no garter toss or bouquet toss either. we didn’t want to be on show all day, we just wanted it to be a chance to spend time with our dear friends and family. I can’t wait! I think thats the beauty of these days, unless yu’ve got a very traditional family you can get away with doing whatever you want!

 

Post # 4
Member
608 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Online invites and Save The Dates, Purple wedding dress (evening type dress), purple veil with a few scattered sparkles, silver sparkly butterfly fairy Flower Girls complete with wings, ceremony in our beautiful garden with my FI singing and playing acoustic guitar to me, sparkly butterflies in our trees and plants, reception is simply a party with buffet, live music & canned music, no wedding cake-home made cupcakes..other stuff too but cant remember it all!!! Oh and very non traditional wedding ring engagement ring and also tattoo wedding ring.

 

Post # 6
Member
608 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@HotnHollerin:  good for you:) I think its lovely that you will have mum and dad both walk you half way…and I personally love the idea of your FI meeting you half way…love it!…I would have done something similar except I cant really as he will be playing guitar and singing…I debated NOT having my Dad but dont want to hurt his feelings and he is my Dad after all:) There is no way he will dance though EVER so dont have to worry about father daughter dances….we are just having a party and no other stuff…not even speaches although I wont be surprise if his best man gets up anyway to say a little something…

Post # 8
Member
608 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@HotnHollerin:  He will be playing and singing Stay With Me by Phil Collins…it has the most beautiful lyrics…:) With your Dad I would think if you told him that you want him and mum to both walk you down the aisle he would be ok with that…unless he is really hung up on old traditions…its not like you are leaving him out…you just love both your parents so much that you want them to both stand up with you..:)

Post # 9
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4641 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Missy_Star:  My wedding will be the same!! We’re describing it as a party, that 2 people just happen to be getting married at. No cake cutting though, doing a macaron tower instead!

His parents, alot of our other family, and even some friends were originally taken aback by how non traditional we were going (no showers, no bridesmaids/ groomsmen, no kids, no organized dances or speeches) but are now starting to clue in that we’re not traditional people so this isn’t out of character.

Post # 10
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11300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

– Secular ceremony with a handfasting.

– I DIYed almost everything. STDs, invites, decor. 

– I am walking myself down the aisle.

– No father/daughter, mother/son, or family dances. We’re doing a first dance and that’s it.

– No garter or bouquet toss.

– Cupcakes and s’mores bar instead of cake.

– Non traditional music for the processional/recessional.

– Mismatched bridesmaids (same color and fabric, different styles) and mismatched ties for the boys (FI has pink/grey/black striped, GMs are in black with white pindots, FFIL and little brother are wearing patterned bowties of some sort). The guys are just wearing black Chucks (the rental shoes were ugly) because they all have them and FFIL/little brother are wearing whatever).

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