Post # 47
We are not doing:
– Something old, new, borrowed, blue
– No rehearsal dinner (it’s a 20 minute ceremony at the registry office – nothing to rehearse!)
– No garter toss
– No cake smushing
– Most likely spending the night together pre-ceremony (I have OCD and can’t stay elsewhere, FI’s groomsmen both have young children and no spare room)
– No honeymoon (I have to go back to uni the week after the wedding – we might have one in December)
Post # 48
@orchidaloha: We aren’t doing any of the traditions.
Post # 49
i don’t plan on doing a garter toss. i may do a bouquet toss, but it depends on who we have at the wedding. if it’s family only, everyone is already married.. so it’s silly to have a bouquet toss. i actually think i’ll give my bouquet to the couple who have been married the longest. i saw that idea online, and i love the idea.
Post # 50
We are not having a first dance
Im not throwing my bouquet
Im not wearing a veil
And I don’t know if this counts or not, but we are having a round top table as opposed to a long one and all our guests tables are round too.
Edit: We are also not being “announced” into the reception
Post # 51
These are all so interesting! Thanks for sharing ladies 🙂
Another one we’re not doing is RSVP cards, we’re getting people to email us instead.
Post # 52
Great thread. 🙂 I’m happy to see I’m not the only one breaking tradition.
- Getting married at a wood lodge. Making outside our church 🙂 Ceremony and reception at same location.
- No candle or tree or sand. Traditional vows and communion instead.
- No cake. Dessert bar instead. Therefore, no cake cutting.
- No garter removal.
- No bouquet toss.
- No program. Chalkboard instead.
- No favors.
- No flower girls or ring bearers. Our sons will be part of ceremony though.
- No limo
- No bachelorette party. The boys are going fishing, if that counts. lol
We weren’t going to do wedding parties but decided on having them. I haven’t decided weather I will have a Vail or not yet.
Post # 54
No ring bearer or flower girl.
No limos – our new house is 3 miles from the venue, waste of $$$
No bouquet toss
No garter toss (I’m 54 and there’s no way in H— my Fiance is doing that lol).
No entrance – we’re taking photos before so we can join the cocktail hour and eat!
No father/daughter dance or mother/son dance.
No send off
No favors – we’re having a sundae bar at the very end.
I’m debating the bridal shower right now, not feeling that either…and I don’t Fiance is doing the bachelor party…
Post # 55
no veil over the face coming down the aisle
no wedding showers
no head table
no engagement party
no unity candle
no flower girls or ring bearers
Post # 56
No cake, so no cake cutting
Very few speeches
Stayed home one month before our honeymoon
For the honeymoon, we went to New York with my parents (they have an awesome property right near Times Square) and then Mexico with our best friends.
Post # 57
I have nothing to do with the planning of the ceremony. My Fiance is handling that. I’m in charge of the reception.
Reception is going to be in my uncle’s backyard. I want BBQ style buffet, but we’ll see what the fiance says.
We have co-maids of honor and co-best men. And we have older flower girls. No ring bearer. That job is going to the junior bridesmaid. (calling her the ring bearer seemed stupid with her age.)
There will be no real flowers anywhere. I think they’re a waste of money. So I’m making flowers from ribbon. There may be one real one because of the Catholic tradition of presenting your bouquet to Mary.
I probably won’t be wearing a garter at all. So no toss. There won’t be tossing any of anything.
Instead of actual physical gifts we will be registering for gift cards. It’s more practical seeing as if I get in the grad school I want we’ll be living in a dorm room as newlyweds.
Post # 58
-no ring bearer
-pictures before ceremony
-no receiving line
-no white dress (it will be pink!)
That’s it for my tradition-shattering so far haha