I am all for tradition, but sometimes, tradition is best left in the past! Though your grandma might be absolutely mortified that you skipped one of these wedding rituals, there really isn’t even any reason at all to insist upon them. Here are a few wedding rituals that would be better off skipped.
Though it has been said that seeing your spouse-to-be prior to the wedding is bad luck, this has been deemed a superstition. Many of my couples love to see one another before the ceremony. It helps to calm nerves, and depending on the schedule of the day, is often a great time to get some quick photographs in before your big day ends.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with adorning yourself in the traditional wedding attire, but feel free to express your personality with a colorful dress, pair of shoes, or even a unique veil. Your wedding should be as unique as you and your soon to be spouse is, and that includes a funky dress!
While it can be comforting to hold sentimental items on your big day, it can be tricky to find the right ones sometime. Instead of carrying items that cross every item in that poem off, choose to wear the ones that mean the most to you. And of course, never feel obligated to wear an item that you absolutely hate.
“The Bridal Chorus” is that wedding ballad played at every ceremony ever. And while there is something nostalgic about finally walking down the aisle to the tune yourself, it can be really impersonal. If this doesn’t sound good to you and your spouse, I recommend playing a song that is a favorite of you both, one that is timeless and classic. You’ll remember your wedding every time you hear it on the radio.
For centuries, it’s been a tradition to keep the wedding parties single-gender. Not only is this limiting in terms of who one another wants to include in their wedding, but it’s just not very “with” this century. Don’t be afraid to make your bridal parties mixed gender. It’s often a lot more fun that way.