Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
What is a unique/unusual wedding tradition that happens in your family OR that you are including in yout wedding?
In DH’s family (now my inlaws) it is this unspoken tradition to play ‘catch’ with the boquet. The ‘official catcher’ will catch it when the bride throws it of course. But then a full on game of catch will break out…and even men seem to be welcome. This will go on for 10 minutes or so, and most people (if not all) have touched the boquet before it is ‘returned’ to the original catcher. I say this tradition is ‘unspoken’ because nobody told me about it (or talks about it afterwords), and the first time I attended a wedding on DH’s side of the family (then he was just my SO) I was a little surprised!
This happened at our wedding too…I just wish someone thought to get some video footage of it, or at least a picture!
How about you?
Post # 2
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)
Post # 3
Nearly every married couple in my family has had their honeymoon in Hawaii.
We all live in Australia.
Post # 4
What a touching and amazing tradition! I love it!
Post # 5
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.
Post # 6
I’m trying to start this tradition — that’s my mom in the photo, with a picture of her parents from their wedding day.
Post # 8
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.
Post # 9
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.