(Closed) What traditions are you not following?

posted 8 years ago in Traditions
Post # 32
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@thumpurr:  I love that your dad is “supporting you in marriage” instead of giving you away!  I was just thinking today that I didn’t want my dad to give me away like I was some kind of commodity to be traded off.  I do still want him walk me down the aisle.

I’m not doing a garter or bouqet toss either, I hate that tradition.

No wedding cake either.  I think its a waste of money for something that never gets eaten.

Post # 33
874 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MrsSnowMountain:  I love your dress!!  Could you post the link to the dress?  It is very nice!!

Post # 34
1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

  • I’m not wearing a veil
  • No garter toss
  • Not walking down an aisle
  • We’re doing a first look
  • No plated dinner
  • No planned/coordinated entrance to reception
  • We’re not having a band/DJ (having a keyboard player)
  • No rehearsal dinner
  • No bouquet toss
  • No receiving line
  • No head table
  • We’re doing a shorter cocktail reception



Post # 35
1271 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@thumpurr:  Aw, thanks! Unfortunately as I said almost all things purchased for our wedding are second-hand. I got the dress from a vintage seller on Etsy; I have no idea if others like it still exist out there, and there’s no tag to give clues. 

Post # 36
9 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

Love this …

Our rings are rose gold. My center stone is a sapphire

No rehearsal dinner

No bridal party


I’m carrying an all succulent bouquet

No “flowers”. My bouquet, his bout, and the table decorations are succulents and herbs

Grandfather is walking me down

Non traditional wedding music

No unity ceremony

Writing our own vows

Our ceremony seating will be set up in two half moons, a circle seating with an aisle through the middle of the circle basically.

Our wedding guest list is small… is that non-traditional? It consists of 24 people

No garter/bouquet toss

No receiving line

No head table

No main entrance

No DJ so no dancing, so no first dance or dancing at all

“Reception” is at a restaurant. Just a nice sit down dinner

No bachelorette/bachelor/bridal shower parties             

Having cake AND cheesecake

No tossing of anything. I don’t really have anything planned for a send off

Toasting with margaritas – our restaurant is Mexican food

I made our invites

I’m doing my own hair and makeup

Post # 37
1284 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

  • No priest, no catholic anything.
  • No ring bearer.
  • No receiving line.
  • No garter toss.
  • It’s a barn and ALL of the weddings in my family have either been at a hall or in the caribbean so this is pretty far out in their minds.


Post # 38
2265 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@tiffanyscanlan:  no old, no new, no borrowed, no blue, no bouquet or garter toss, no ring bearer or flower girl, no programs, no menus, no receiving line. the rest of it is fairly straightforward though!



Post # 39
14 posts
  • Wedding: January 2014

We’re seeing each other beforehand.




We’re not having the whole ‘walking down the aisle’ thing, the doors will just be open and Fiance and I will just go in together.




No dancing/party.




Chinese food (we’re not Chinese).




No official bridesmaid or best man.




No flower toss or games etc.




Its pretty much just the ‘wedding’ then a nice dinner as a family – 8 of us. 🙂






EDIT: Just noticed a few more after reading other posts! No rehearsals, no ‘giving away’, no standard wedding music (movie and game themes!), no veil, no stag/hen parties…


Post # 40
14 posts
  • Wedding: January 2014

@TlrsBride83013:  Our weddings are so similar except replace 24 with 8 and Mexican with Chinese! I love your plans!

Post # 41
1166 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

  • no bridal party
  • no bouquet tossing
  • groom has already seen the dress
  • we’ve already boned
  • walking down the aisle by myself (darn tootin’)
  • no garter
  • no announcing as we walk into reception (ick)

I guess that’s about it.

Post # 42
972 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

No flower girl

No ring bearer

Bridesmaid or Best Man are all in different, but similiar dresses that they picked out

No recieving line

Seeing each other before the ceremony

No honeymoon right away

Post # 43
484 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@skippydarling:  Laughed my ass off at “we’ve already boned”!

No theme
No bouquet toss
No garter
No dancing (sadface, unless Fiance bends to peer pressure)
No unity thingy
Courthouse ceremony
Backyard party/reception

Oh, and we’ve already boned Wink 

However, Fiance hasn’t seen my dress, doesn’t want us to spend the night before together, and doesn’t want to see me until I walk down the aisle.

Post # 44
1166 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Oh!  And add No First Dance to my list too!

We don’t take issue with a first dance but we can’t find a song and we’re both kind of terrified of people watching us dance alone up there.   So we’ll probably just start the night off with some fun dancing with everyone.

Post # 45
2 posts
  • Wedding: February 2016

Morning Ceremony and Lunch reception

Groom may have already seen the dress

Grandfather is walking me down

Writting own vows

Bridal party chose thier own dresses

No garter or flower toss

No receiving line

No morning after brunch to open gifts

No gifts to the parents

No menus

No alcohol

No DJ; no dancing (only our first dance as H2B and I want the photos)

No send off


Post # 46
1682 posts
Bumble bee

Haha, oh my, where to begin?

  • No “real wedding”; we’re having a private destination weddingmoon, then a civil ceremony at home, then a party!
  • No registry 
  • Wedding dress from Jasmine’s 
  • Picking out my own engagement ring 
  • No bridal party whatsoever!

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