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Out with the Old... Wedding Traditions?

Everyone loves an old tradition, right? Well, it all depends on what type of wedding you want to have and if those traditions align with your values.

First Look
Out with the Old... Wedding Traditions?

While some people would never think of missing out on the bouquet toss, others may not see the value in it and skip out on the segment. We’ve surveyed over 600 people and found some interesting facts about which formalities were the most likely to be cut from the day. Whatever traditions you choose to incorporate or leave out completely, remember it’s your day, so don’t overthink it too much.

The First Look

All over the internet, you may have seen videos of the first look between couples. This is an intimate moment between the couple when they feast their eyes on one another for the first time on their wedding day.

This could be a beautiful photo opportunity if you opt for the moment, but if you’d rather the first look be down the aisle, that’s perfectly fine too.

The First Dance

Believe it or not, you don’t have to have a traditional first dance at your wedding. As an extension of a “grand entrance,” couples will kick off their reception by having their first dance. But what about the couples with two left feet or hate the idea of all eyes being on them? Whether you don’t like the idea or can’t find a perfect song to swing to, there’s really no rule to having the first dance. In fact, in our survey, the results showed that 41% did the first dance on their big day. So, before you pay for those dreaded dance classes, remember that it’s completely up to you and your partner whether you participate in this tradition.

First Dance at Hammond Castle
Out with the Old... Wedding Traditions?

Bouquet Toss

This is a tradition that has been around for hundreds of years, and while it’s a cute thought initially, many women have since viewed it as a curse. When the bride tosses her bouquet over her shoulders into a group of single women, the catcher is supposedly the next one to walk down the aisle. While this used to be a way to celebrate single friends, these days, women don’t really want to be singled out in the room to be subjected to the traditional toss. Those who are opting out of the bouquet toss find other alternatives to fill in the gap.

No matter what traditions you incorporate or skip out on, feel confident in your decision, and remember that it’s your day!

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