What traditions are you not following?

posted 3 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
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478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m jealous of your pizza party!

I’m not wearing a veil

No bouquet/s

No garter

No flowers

No matching bridesmaids

Walking down aisle with groom

Seeing groom before ceremony

No planned first dance

No plated dinner

No planned/coordinated entrance to reception

Post # 4
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478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Oh I am doing: bridal party, walking down aisle, white (ish) dress, reception with food and drink, speeches, cake (though not a tiered “wedding” cake).

Post # 5
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4513 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We’re doing a first look, no first dance, no bouquet or garter toss

Post # 7
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1771 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

No veil

Groom has already seen me in my dress multiple times

No bouquet or garter tosses

No official father/daughter or mother/son dances

Morning wedding, brunch reception

No DJ (iPod instead)

Post # 8
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6000 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

We are following most traditions but these are the few that we aren’t doing:

No receiving line

For the garter toss, it will be on a football instead of the groom going up my dress to get it (I cringe when I see this)

The bouquet and garter “catchers” will have a picture taken together (instead of him putting on her leg<–also makes me cringe)

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We’re doing a first look. We are NOT doing the garter toss (ugh). I’m doing fake flowers. It isn’t a religious ceremony. We are doing our own vows.

 

I have a veil, though I haven’t decided if I am wearing it functionally (blocking my face) or as an accessory.

Post # 10
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1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

bubble veil

 

White custom-made dress designed by moi

 

written vows

 

Outside venue

 

No bouquet/s
No garter
No flowers
No bridesmaids
Walking down aisle with both parents (I want to do it alone)
No first dance
Buffet dinner
No planned/coordinated entrance to reception

No send off

No unity anything (rope, sand, candle or whatever else out there)

 

 

@Dancing-in-September: yes I stole your format! lol

 

 

 

Always nice to hear from offbeat brides!!

 

Post # 11
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3828 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

No garter/flower toss

No send off

No bridal shower

No receiving line

Bridal party chose thier own dresses (i literally just said find a purple dress)

No morning after brunch to open gifts

No crazy drunken backelorette, just a simple relaxed weekend with friends

No gifts to the parents

No gifts exchanged between the bride and groom on the day of

My dad picked my wedding ring

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

First tradition buster is that we are 2 women getting marriedLaughing

Destination wedding in Rio (official ceremony in the DC area)

No wedding party

No veil

No flowers

No reception (dinner followed by dancing at a local lounge)

No walking down the aisle (because there is no aisle!)

and no throwing of anything that might get into our hair!

 

Post # 13
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1175 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@tiffanyscanlan:  

No veil

Father will not be giving me away, he will be supporting me in marriage

Nontraditional ceremony music

No recieving line

No first dance….in fact no dancing at all

No garter toss

No bouquet toss

No traditional reception, a private dinner instead for 10 very lucky guests

No Saturday wedding, rather a weekend of family, commencing on Sunday with our ceremony

 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

I didn’t do a lot of the “traditional” things which include but are not limited to: no veil, my dad did not walk me down the aisle or give me away, my husband and I saw each other before the wedding and he has seen me in my dress (he helped me pick it out), no dancing, no receiving line, no bridal party, no garter or bouquet toss, etc.

I wanted to elope but MIL wanted a wedding so we compromised. Compromising sucks because no one is happy though. I enjoyed my wedding day but I would have been happier if we would have eloped in the first place.

Post # 15
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218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We did a first look.
No veil
No seats at the ceremony (people stood and crowded in when the ceremony started)
No unity anything (rope, sand, etc)
We almost didn’t have a first kiss (Rev. forgot, and we had to remind him)
We signed all the paperwork the night before, so there was nothing to sign at the registry table.
No receiving line
He didn’t get down on one knee to propose and didn’t use the typical language one uses to propose. (I wouldn’t change it for the world because it was adorable and romantic) 
No morning after brunch
No rice or flowers, or seed tossing, we didn’t want bubbles either, but my mom went behind our backs and did it.
No Cake (we had pie)

 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Forgot to add our most non-traditional decision – no officiant! We’re having a self-uniting ceremony with readings from our parents and bridal party.

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