(Closed) are you carrying on new traditions or creating your own?

posted 5 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
748 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

We are trying to work out what traditions we want to have. I do have a traditional side to me, and I like the idea of the bouquet & garter toss, the “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”…

His family is Jewish, though he isn’t practicing. So we might have a chuppah, but not sure about the other elements. It certainly won’t be a traditional Jewish wedding, since I am not Jewish, and he is not practicing, but it could have elements…

I’d also like to do handfasting instead of a candle/sand unity thing, just a nod to my Celtic-Gallic heritage, and my more new-agey approach to spiritual things.

So… not sure if that answered your question.

Post # 4
430 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We are keeping a lot of the usual traditions like cake cutting, bouquet and garter tosses.  One thing we are going to do new is instead of clinking glasses for the couple to kiss, we are making out guests work for it with a kissing menu.

Post # 5
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We are keeping a lot of traditions: the something old, new, borrowed and blue, not seeing each other before the ceremony, dancing with our parents, etc. However, we are scrapping a few that just didn’t seem like us, the bouquet and garter toss for example. My new husband groping me in front of all of our extended families? No thank you haha. 

Post # 6
1193 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Ours is kind of silly, but at every family wedding we always dance a polka. My mom’s family is Polish and my dad’s is Czech so it’s somewhat based in our heritage, but it’s also just a lot of fun. When we were interviewing DJs we actually made sure to ask our DJ that he had a polka that he could play for us. Fiance has never danced a “real” dance like that before, so we’re going to take a lesson or two together before the wedding so we can polka like champs.

Post # 7
6123 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

You can say we added some traditions.



We went on a 8km wedding day hike the morning of the wedding.

We walked into the ceremony together (no giving away, etc).  It was to honor H’s Swedish heritage.

To honor my Irish heritage, I added an Old Irish Blessing (a non-religious one I found).



We did not cut the cake, do a first dance, or garter toss (there were only 2 guests by the way).

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