Post # 1
Just out of curiosity, what traditions are you leaving out or changing? I just want to see who else has the same thoughts as me. Is anyone giving you grief about the changes?
1) No father/daughter, mother/son dance
2) No speeches
3) No cake cutting, but still dessert
4) Pictures before the ceremony
5) Sleeping in the same room the night before
6) No receiving line
7) iPod with pro speakers instead of a DJ
8) No bouquet/garter toss
9) No rehearsal dinner, but having welcome drinks with whoever is in town the night before
10) No bridal shower, but a coed wedding BBQ
11) No aisle runner
Post # 4
Large ceremony, with teeny intimate dinner afterwards.
No dancing/musical entertainment.
No bouquet toss, garter throw.
Small cake, with minimal decorations (white frosting w/ maybe $20 of flowers to garnish).
No save the dates.
No crazy preparation meetings (meal tastings, hair trials, etc.)
Post # 5
We’re not having mother/son father/daughter dances, but I’m not in touch with my dad and he’s not in touch with his mom. No aisle runner, no receiving line, no DJ.
Post # 6
We left out the garter toss & bouquet toss, programs, STDs and receiving line.
Post # 7
We left out almost all of those in our wedding. We had 11 guests. We didn’t have a reception, but took everyone out to dinner at a really nice resturant. So no dancing, no garter toos all that stuff. We did a cake cutting but the pics arnt that great. We also had a bbq for both of us instead of a bridal shower. We slept in our own bed at our house the night before.
No one really gave us grief, but I know people wonder why they werent invited. We just wanted small and simple and it was perfect 🙂
Post # 8
We’re not having a rehearsal dinner, just having a chill night with friends the night before.
Post # 10
We had no wedding party. No shower, bachelorette party or any pre-wedding stuff.
We had a ceremony and dinner. No bouquet or garter toss. So, basically all traditions were set aside. The ones we kept:
– didn’t see DH the day of the wedding before walking down the aisle
– my dad walked me down the aisle.
I’d say that’s about it.
Post # 11
Oh, yes. We didn’t do engagement pictures, STDs, or anything like that!
Post # 12
We didn’t have an engagement party, didn’t send out Save the Dates, didn’t take engagement photos, weren’t allowed to have a runner at the church, and didn’t give out traditional favors. We did something else insead.