Post # 1
i have been a member of weddingbee for only a week now, but i have noticed many differences between traditions, i wanted to open a post asking ladies to tell each other a little about how their cultures and the country they live in effects their wedding. some posts i have read show obvious lack of undestanding to this difference from the ladies commenting. maybe we could all learn from one anothers cultures.
for example in the UK (and this is my personal opinon and may not be shared with other Britishbees) we have hen do’s, bridal showers are uncommon if not unheard off, we don’t do registry and asking for money as a gift although not traditonal is becoming more popular, i had never heard of cocktail hour before either. it is traditional for the brides parents to pay for the wedding but this is not the done thing anymore, couples usually live together sometime before getting married.
i would love to learn more about other culture and practices overseas…. 🙂
previously post in gift and registry by accident
Post # 3
I think in some places, like the United States- weddings are straying more and more from traditions!
In Argentina , engagement rings are your wedding rings, and you wear them on your right hand ( both man and woman) and on the day of the ceremony , you switch them to your left.
There are no bridal parties, so your parents bring each of you to the altar, and they stand with you.
Legal marriage and Church marriage are two different entities, you can’t have a pastor sign off on your papers. You have two weddings: The courthouse then the religious ( if you are).
Parties last all night long and into the next morning. Argentineans typically eat dinner around 9-10 p.m
Post # 4
@Eva Peron:thank you for that, hey noww that to me seems a great way to do things, only one ring to buy, no worring about upsetting people who don’t get into the bridal party and all night long party aounds like my type of wedding, here in the uk you normal get kicked out around midnight or get charged extra to keep the bar open another hour lol
Post # 5
@stokieGal: oh really?! That stinks! Yea there are pros and cons to both 😉
What do you plan on doing for your wedding? Are you keeping to Brit traditions or venturing out?
Post # 6
@Eva Peron:it will probably be traditional, but with my personality, i don’t want traditional centrepieces (i’m going for wooden words eg’ LOVE and MR & Mrs Jones on the top table)
I would love to be more excentric with my wedding, but i’m not quite sure how to be.
the most excentric thing i’m doing is having a soft top vw beetle for my wedding car and a vw split screen van for my bridesmaid lol