(Closed) Wedding traditions… what’s ‘in’ and what’s ‘out’… do you agree?

posted 7 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I know Fiance and I will both probably have a small drink before the wedding, and I’ve heard many people still do this!

Also Fiance asked permission from my parets.

However, the changing into going away suits, confetti, and decorating the car does seem like it’s on its way out.

 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@HappilyEverAfter54: 🙂 Can you ask the groomsmen to do it? They are usually the ones that take care of that, right?

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

The currently popular traditions…

  • Father walking bride down the aisle — Yes
  • Throwing the bouquet of flowers — No
  • Best man speeches — Yes
  • Emotional first dance — Yes
  • Bride and groom cutting the cake — Yes
  • Signing a guest book — Sort of? It’s a wish tree.
  • Party favors — Maybe?
  • Bouquet of flowers for mothers of bride and groom — No
  • Group photos — Yes
  • Man proposing on one knee — Yes
  •  

 

And the ‘outdated traditions’

  • having a drink before walking down the aisle — No
  • asking the bride’s father for permission — No
  • changing into going-away suits for honeymoons that immediately follows — No
  • throwing confetti and decorating cars with “just married” signs — No
  • carrying brides over threshold — No idea…Fiance probably would just to try to be funny about it.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@Wonderstruck: I agree with your assessment of the current popular traditions!

 

@HappilyEverAfter54: I’m sorry to hear that! Hopefully they won’t make things too difficult for you and you can have them more in the background of the event.

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

  • Father walking bride down the aisle (not doing it. Father passed away. Uncle is doing it.)
  • Throwing the bouquet of flowers (not having flowers)
  • Best man speeches (Having it)
  • Emotional first dance (not having a slow dance first song)
  • Bride and groom cutting the cake (having cupcakes)
  • Signing a guest book (signing celtic wishing stones)
  • Party favors (No favors)
  • Bouquet of flowers for  mothers of bride and groom (nope)
  • Group photos (sure)
  • Man proposing on one knee (yes he did)

    Outdated: 

  • having a drink before walking down the aisle (probably will lol)
  • asking the bride’s father for permission  (He asked my mom)
  • changing into going-away suits for honeymoons that immediately follows (I’m falling asleep in my dress)
  • throwing confetti and decorating cars with “just married” signs (who knows)
  • carrying brides over threshold (lol If he can pick me up!)

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

The currently popular traditions…

  • Father walking bride down the aisle — No, we’re getting married with no guests in Las Vegas.
  • Throwing the bouquet of flowers — No, we plan to do an anniversary dance instead. 
  • Best man speeches –No, we aren’t having a wedding party 
  • Emotional first dance — Hope our first dance won’t be too emotional  
  • Bride and groom cutting the cake –Yes 
  • Signing a guest book –Yes and No, we are doing a non-traditional postcard guestbook
  • Party favors –Yes, trick or treat bags and a candy bar for guests to fill the bags
  • Bouquet of flowers for mothers of bride and groom –no 
  • Group photos –yes, we’re having a photobooth!
  • Man proposing on one knee –yes 

 And the ‘outdated traditions’

  • having a drink before walking down the aisle — Most likely 1 drink, yes 
  • asking the bride’s father for permission — No 
  • changing into going-away suits for honeymoons that immediately follows — No, our at home reception will be after our honeymoon
  • throwing confetti and decorating cars with “just married” signs — confetti, no, but we’ll probably decorate my Mom’s car a bit for leaving our at home reception 
  • carrying brides over threshold –Yes 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

The only one of those that seems outdated (ETA: not in a bad way, just not really done anymore) to me is the changing clothes and making a grand exit.  At pretty much every wedding I go to anymore (including my own), the bride and groom stay until the very end and are the last ones out.  The whole “wedding night” thing ain’t what it used to be, I guess!  🙂

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