(Closed) Unusual Wedding Traditions in YOUR Family?

posted 5 years ago in Traditions
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I don’t think it’s that unusual, but a new tradition in my family is to use the same ivy in our bouquet.  My dad planted the ivy from my mom’s bouquet when they got married 35 years ago.  Both my sister and I used pieces of the ivy then in our bouquets.  I hope I have a daughter who will do this too.  We have about 10 ivy plants between all of us, so hopefully they won’t all die anytime soon! (my sister and I each have our own ivy too planted after our weddings too)

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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2018

Nearly every married couple in my family has had their honeymoon in Hawaii.
We all live in Australia.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

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lahela017 :  What a touching and amazing tradition!  I love it!

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Helper bee

My family makes paper plate bouquets with all the bows and ribbons from the bridal shower to use for the rehearsal ceremony.  I guess a lot of family’s do this, but our family makes a “hat” out of the paperplate, and you wear it like Minnie Pearl at the bridal shower.  I love this tradition, even if it is a little silly.  

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I’m trying to start this tradition — that’s my mom in the photo, with a picture of her parents from their wedding day.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

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snowflake8 :  In my family the bride takes off her veil at midnight and the couple dances under it while all the guests hold up the veil.  At the end, the veil is ripped to pieces by the guests so that everyone can take a piece home for good luck. Possibly regional more than a family thing but I haven’t heard anyone else doing it. My cousin ended up using a big piece of tulle instead because she wore a hat.

We also dance Sirtaki at every bigger celebration (and get weirdly competitive about it), despite being German – that started with my great grandparents, no idea why.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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kooshball5 :  That’s beautiful! What a great tradition to get started.

My mum went down the aisle with a gold sovereign in her shoe (I believe the ‘something old’ rhyme ends with ‘and a silver sixpence in her shoe’ so not sure why the sovereign!). Her mum used it before her, as did her mother, my great-nana. So providing I’m not wearing anything strappy, it’ll be in my shoe too.

My mum keeps trying to tell me family traditions like “We traditionally get married in church!” but, yeah, just pick the traditions you want to keep.

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