Wedding traditions exist for a reason, they are something that has been apart of weddings for years. These days many couples are saying goodbye to those traditions and personalizing their day to highlight them. The wedding planning team at Tara M. Events has highlighted some wedding traditions that are OK to skip!
Seeing the Bride or Groom Before Walking Down the Aisle
If you don’t want to wait until the ceremony to see your fiancé, or you want to schedule your photos for before the ceremony to allow more time to be spent with your guests you can! It is no longer considered bad luck to see the bride or groom before walking down the aisle. Schedule a first look with your photographer to ensure that you don’t miss the beautiful moment of when the couple first sees each other. But, by doing it before the ceremony it allows it to be a more intimate moment, and relieves stress of trying to hide the bride.
There are many reasons to skip this tradition, one of them being it can be rowdy and someone can end up getting hurt. But another reason is because you are calling out all your single friends putting pressure on them to get married. Feel free to skip this tradition, and continue dancing the night away.
Tip: If you choose to do this tradition, ask your florist to make a “tossing bouquet” so that you don’t ruin yours and can save preserve it.
Your Father Must Walk You Down the Aisle
Anyone you want should walk you down the aisle. If you don’t have a good relationship with your father, or he is unable to make it to the wedding, you do not have to stress about who should walk you down the aisle. Ask a person important to you to give you away, or walk down the aisle alone. If Meghan Markle can walk down the aisle alone at the Royal Wedding, you can too.
Don’t like cake? No problem! Choose your favorite dessert to serve to your guests, or no dessert at all. If you are looking for some ideas of what you should serve that’s not cake, click here.
Matching Bridesmaid Dresses
People come in all shapes and sizes, there might not be one dress that fits all 8 of your bridesmaids perfectly. In order to ensure that not only do your bridesmaids feel comfortable in their dress, and you like the way they look, consider picking out different style dresses while staying with the same color scheme.
Guest Seated on Two Sides
Traditionally in a Christian ceremony the bride’s guests sit on the left side at the ceremony, and the groom’s guests sit on the right. In contrast traditionally for a Jewish ceremony it is the opposite. But, this is no longer something you need to worry about. Allow your guests to pick where they want to sit, we're all family here!