Post # 1
what traditions do you think make zero sense or you simply don’t get?
1) It’s wrong to throw yourself a babyshower because it comes off as gift-grabby. well, since the point of a shower is to have a good time and get presents, I don’t see why it matters who plans it.
Post # 3
The garter one creeps me out a little. It seems like it’s a bit risque to do in front of everyone.
Bouquet toss.. I’m not throwing my $300 bouquet!!
Bride’s family paying for the wedding. Screw that!
Actually, most wedding traditions seem to annoy me.. that’s why we’re having a very low-key ceremony and dinner at a nice restaurant after. I am cutting most traditions haha. I guess I am not a wedding person!! I am fairly traditional in general, so it’s kind of amusing how I am bucking tradition with my wedding.
Post # 4
I know (and used to agree) that it’s presumptious and bad etiquette to include registry info in a wedding invitation, but the more weddings I am invited to, the more it makes sense to just include the little registry card or something. Never will I roll my eyes again when I see this. People bring gifts to weddings! People need to know what you want and need! You spent the time to register!
@canarydiamond: We didn’t do the garter or bouquet tosses either. Tradition, schmadition.
Post # 5
Most of them!
I think having a bridal party in matching outfits is kind of silly, actually. FH wants one though.
Bach/ette parties. News flash–it’s really not your last night single…at all.
Post # 6
First dance. It seems soooo awkward to me to have the guests watch you sway back and forth like a junior high dance until they’re allowed on the dance floor. We are totally skipping this. I never watch them at other weddings anyway, I just find it kind of weird.
Post # 7
First dance, bouquet/garter toss, bachelor/bachelorette parties, the fact that everything needs to cost an arm and a leg because of the ‘w’ word
Post # 8
@BlondeMissMolly: +1 to the Bach/ette parties. I don’t get it.
I think garter tosses are weird and the bouquet toss I don’t really understand. I also don’t like that a lot of people assume they have to get married in a church for their marriage to be real. I understand if you are really religious, then it makes sense but if you aren’t then why?
There are a bunch of others but too many.
Post # 9
To be honest, you could say that almost every tradition in the world is bull, if you were that way inclined…
Post # 10
@bebero: The difference is that a shower happens when your friends decide to give you gifts, not when you decide you want gifts from them.
Post # 11
baby showers, bridal showers, bachelotte parties, bachelor parties, housewarming partiees, having bridesmaids and groomsmen, not wearing white to a wedding, not wearing beige to a wedding, not wearing silver to a wedding . . .
Post # 12
@bebero: it does not come off as gift-grabby; it is gift-grabby.
Post # 14
I’m shocked at the people who don’t like the first dance! It’s the one thing I always cry at during weddings – even if I didn’t cry at the ceremony!
Interestingly enough, I don’t like the bouquet toss or the garter toss, but I do still want to wear a garter and have FI get it lol.
I also HATE showers. I hate going to them, I don’t want to have one, I don’t want to sit there opening gifts, I do think they’re gift-grabby and not sure why they’re ever ok, I just don’t get them, I think they’re helpful but really if you just stopped going to people’s showers, saved all that money up, you would have enough money to buy your own damn sh*t when time came for it!
I’m very weird bc some traditions I absolutely love and others I hate so yeah.
Post # 15
The cake cutting. We skipped it. As my DH put it…why aren’t we cutting the steak, or the fish we served? Why cake? I don’t even like cake. I didn’t eat any at my wedding and I definitely didn’t want it fed to me.
Post # 16
@bebero: “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe.”
The garter toss can turn out awkward. For example, I caught the bouquet at my cousin’s wedding and my cousin caught the garter. He looked the other way while putting it on my leg.