(Closed) For non-traditional brides: What customs ARE you keeping?

posted 8 years ago in Traditions
Post # 17
134 posts
Blushing bee

Daughter refuses to wear blusher veil.  Says it is too “churchy”  Fine by me, 10,0000%!

Also is keeping her maiden name.  Again, I applaud.

Only myself and her sister came with her to select the gown. NO entourage or parade. 

Not only with the groom not be seeing the gown/veil beforehand, but neither will her father.  The 2 most important guys in her life will be surprised.  So will the guests and family, cuz exactly Me, The Sis and her First Attendant will ever see the gown before she walks it on the big day.  And no, they are not gonna wheedle it out of us, not even a description. 

Post # 18
2737 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

We are keeping the white dress, dad walking me down the aisle, and traditional vows… I think that might be it!

We are skipping: bridal party and dancing (just doing dinner), so everything that goes along with those, like family dances, flower girl, DJ, etc. Also no veil or cake.

Oh, more! We’re having toasts–I freaking love toasts, they are my favorite part of a wedding. And I am at least going to have something blue: Fiance is getting me a sapphire or aquamarine gift as his wedding gift to me!

Post # 19
9 posts
  • Wedding: January 2014

Customs I will be keeping – due to so much drama involving my bridesmaid and the girl is in my family so we cannot invite my aunt and her partner because my aunt would bring her along.So we are not inviting anyone.

Cutting the wedding cake

First dance


Ivory dress


Post # 20
2389 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

Yes: White dress (red crinoline?), dad walking me down, bouquet, vows, family pics, first dance, cake, party

No bridal party, no traditional music, no seated dinner, no giant budget, no favors, no expensive “stuff” at the reception, no DJ (so no stupid songs we don’t choose carefully),  nothing religious

I might do a garter, but it would be for FI’s eyes only. I may push for a hand-binding, but only if Fiance is ok with it.

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