(Closed) The Wedding Traditions/Customs Monster Poll

posted 8 years ago in Traditions
  • poll: Which of the following are you doing...pick as many as apply!
    Someone is hosting a shower for me. : (68 votes)
    17 %
    FI and I are doing a first look. : (46 votes)
    11 %
    Dad is giving me away. : (51 votes)
    13 %
    The wedding is in a place of worship. : (29 votes)
    7 %
    I'll be changing my name. : (69 votes)
    17 %
    We'll have a full open bar. : (43 votes)
    11 %
    Attendants will not match each other. : (32 votes)
    8 %
    There will be a cocktail hour while we do pics. : (42 votes)
    10 %
    We're doing a bouquet/garter toss. : (27 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @Melini: maybe you could write out the remaining questions you had so that people could still answer them?

    I did the following: someone hosted a shower for me, my dad “gave me away”, I changed my name, we had a full open bar, there was a cocktail hour while we had pics, we did a bouquet/garter toss, we did first dance with parents, I wore ivory, there were assigned tables (not seats) and there was a plated meal!

    Post # 4
    1267 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m such a sucker for statistics and the regional thread was really interesting!  Love this poll!

    For me:

    someone will host a shower for me

    We will have a full open bar

    Attendants will match colors but not dresses

    We’ll do pics during cocktail hour

    First dance with our parents

    seating chart

    plated dinner


    Post # 6
    117 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Here are some of the things were doing that I feel are “different”

    we’re doing a first look so we can enjoy the cocktail hour with our guests, we’ll have wine and beer (bar will be open from the time the people arrive for the ceremony to the time people leave… yes… people will be drinking while i say my vows), my maids are picking out whatever navy dress they want… i’m not sure if they’re going to match yet… it’s up to them, I’m not sure of the parent dances, we dont’ have a slideshow, but we’ll have a digital picture frame with a mini slideshow running at the guest book table, we’re doing a buffet.

    Hope this helps.

    Post # 7
    10287 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    For me…

    • Someone hosted a shower for me.
    • We’re doing a first look.
    • Dad is giving me away.
    • I’ll be changing my name.
    • We’re having a limited open bar with sig drinks so I voted for “full open” since there wasn’t an option for this. 
    • We’re having a cocktail hour while additional pictures are being taken but we also plan to enjoy as much of it as we can.
    • We’re having a parents dance.
    • I’m wearing ivory.
    • We’re having a seating chart.
    • And finally, we’ll be serving a plated meal. 

    Post # 8
    3977 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Do you mean attendants will match each other rather than will not? I’d say the matching is more of a tradition and the not matching is a current trend? But maybe I’m understanding the poll wrong.


    I’m wearing white and changing my name and someone is hosting a shower/bachelorette party for me (mainly because I live in a 1 bedroom apartment, lol). Not doing anything else though.

    I wasn’t sure about checking the “Dad is giving me away” one. He’s walking me down the aisle, but that’s it, there’s not going to be any “who gives this woman” stuff. I’m not a goat, lol. No offense to anyone who includes that, it’s like the garter toss to me—just a bit strange and uncomfortable.

    Post # 10
    1267 posts
    Bumble bee


    Yes, that’s how I felt about the giving away thing, too.  My Dad will be my escort down the aisle but I’m not anyone’s to give away, so we wouldn’t say any of that stuff, so I didn’t vote for it.

    Post # 11
    177 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    i’m a little sad with the option for “father giving me away”

    i would love to have ticked this but since my dad died 12 days before my wedding , my mum stepped in and gave me away at the last minute

    perhaps the option should be that someone gave you away ( as first choice is mostly dad’s but some people dont have that option, but they arent breaking tradition on purpose!)

    just a suggestion…

    Post # 12
    966 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’m doing a buffet…  And I took the personal attendant question to mean a maid of honor?

    Post # 13
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @kala_way: good point – my dad didnt give me away he just walked me to my groom. There was not a line about who gives this woman either!

    Post # 14
    384 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Whats a first look?

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