Which Wedding Traditions did you Skip?

posted 8 months ago in Traditions
  • poll: Which Wedding Traditions did you Skip?
    Garter Toss : (164 votes)
    18 %
    Bouquet Toss : (147 votes)
    16 %
    First dance : (32 votes)
    4 %
    Bridal Party (no bridal party, no MH/BM, more than one MH/BH, mixed genders on each side etc.) : (43 votes)
    5 %
    Guests separated onto "bride" and "groom" side : (139 votes)
    15 %
    Having a flower girl/ring bearer : (109 votes)
    12 %
    Ceremony in a church : (134 votes)
    15 %
    Feeding each other (or smashing) cake into each other's face : (95 votes)
    11 %
    Other : (38 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 46
    Member
    3678 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

    Not on the list but also skipping uniform bridal party. First it was black and a certain length then I thought about it so now each is free to wear whatever she chooses. Color, length, style – some may stick with black but it doesn’t matter just happy to have them there. FI looked at me like I was bonkers then I’m like hear me out. Can you think of any other occasion where its normal to tell grown adults what to wear and have them match one another simply for your preference? He totally gets it now. 

    Post # 47
    Member
    368 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    We’re getting married next month and most of it will not be traditional. Starting with the fact that my FI as I decided to get married on a Wednesday and are having a reception 3 days later that Saturday.  He is taking my last name and there will be no BMs, GM, flower girl,  etc. Also no bouquet tossing or garter at the reception.  We are so not into all that. FI doesn’t want to do a first dance but he said if I want to we can.  I just haven’t decided on it yet.  Being in the spotlight gives me anxiety even though it’s all people I know and love. 

    Post # 48
    Member
    17 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    My wedding is this coming October, but we will be skipping the garter toss, bouquet toss, flower girl/ring bearer, and separating guests on “bride” and “groom” sides of the room. Additionally, we are having a very small bridal party (just 2 girls & 2 guys) and are having a child-free reception. I can’t wait…all of these choices just feel more “us” 🙂

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