Post # 1
Hi Bees! I have a question for you all! I am wondering if I should wear a Swedish bridal crown for my ceremony. I am of Swedish heritage and one of the wedding traditions is to wear a bridal crown (brudkrona). Typically these are borrowed from the family or the church (they are traditionally made of gold or silver with precious stone accents). My great uncle made one out of sterling silver and amethyst and it was offered to me to wear at my wedding. Initially I was excited and thought it would be a great way to honor my heritage. Sometimes I feel that american weddings have gotten so similar and I personally love to see people incorporate the traditions of their families. I had planned to wear it for the ceremony, then remove it for most photos and the reception. My mother put some doubts in my mind by saying that she ‘just doesn’t want this to be something that I look back on and regret.’
So I am curious, if you saw a bride wearing this (with a description of its history in the ceremony program) would you think it was weird or cool?
This is an idea of the general size
This is the one my great uncle made (sorry, the pic is from my cell phone)
Post # 3
I think it’s a great idea! We incorporated elements of Norwegian wedding tradtion into our wedding (solje for me and than a kransekake with our other cakes), I think it’s a great way to keep in touch with your heritage.
Post # 4
Even without the explanation, I’d think it was cool. Both are gorgeous.
Post # 5
If that is the expression of your culture you want to make at your wedding, go for it! All of our mothers do that to us!
Post # 6
Look, I am a tiara hater forever, but I really, really love this idea and also the crown itself.
I truly think it is a special nod to your heritage, and would encourage you to go for it. Get pics both with and without it, and there should be no way you would regret it : )
Post # 7
hmm, at first I would have thought it to be a little out there. But with the explaination and cultural signifigance, I love the idea of it. I vote go for it.
Post # 8
This is part of your culture so I think you should do it.
Post # 9
@Knubbsy-Wubbsy: That is so great! There is a bakery in Chicago that will make kransekake but I have opted for the marzipan cake 🙂
@nickie362: Thanks, my mother seems to have no limit on helpful wedding suggestions, lol
@MrsOliveBird: I am the same way! I am not a ‘princess’ bride and wouldn’t be doing this to try to pretend that I am royalty for a day. It’s just not really my style. I am seriously digging the heritage thing though, and the crown itself is fairly understated (well, as understated as a mini crown on a head can be!) Thanks for your input!
@pinkshoes: Thanks! I am hoping that people who may be put off by it initially will look at the program.
Post # 10
I’m sorry, I don’t like this at all… 🙁 I think the focus will be on the crown instead of you and your face.
Post # 11
I think its a nice idea.. you could wear it at your ceremony, and then get a more modern headpiece for the reception.
Post # 12
@Negrilbride: Thanks for being honest! People have been so polite but it is really nice to hear a reason why it seems a bit off to folks.
Post # 13
I say go for it. It has great significance! I dont think you will regret it later. It will be a great addition to the ceremony, just remember to take it off if that is your wishes for the other pictures.
Post # 14
I am actually debating this same thing myself – I have a crown that my grandmother made and gave me when I was a baby, so I would really like to incorporate it for the family/cultural significance… however I actually just hate the way I look wearing it. I am trying to think of a way to have it displayed somewhere or even use it in my bouquet or something?? If you like the way it looks on you, you should wear it!
Post # 15
At first glance I thought it was pretty strange, but after reading about the cultural part of it I think it’s pretty cool! Go for it!
Post # 16
Big fan of including off-the-beaten-path cultural elements in weddings and this is fabulous.