The Four Best Wedding Traditions
In an increasingly conscious world, many brides are abandoning wedding traditions, and often with good reason. Some women point to gender equality and opt not to take their partner’s name. Others alter their vows to reflect their values. But some wedding traditions can continue to comfortably co-exist even alongside the most modern of couples. Here are the four best wedding traditions you should consider keeping.
The Walk Down the Aisle
Maybe you don’t relish the idea of your dad “giving you away” to someone else, but this doesn’t mean you have to give up on making that admiration-filled walk entirely you can be a modern day bride and walk down the isle solo or have a brother or even son walk to your hubby to be.
The First bridal Dance
The first dance—both between you and your groom and then between you and a parent and your partner and a parent—is one of the most emotional and touching moments of a wedding. It’s also a chance to relax and chat with someone you love, as your guests bask in the glow of your love. Nervous about dancing? Take a class together, or just put your arms together and sway to the music. Your guests will love it, and you’ll get gorgeous photos of your wedding dresses that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.
Trying to find something blue to wear with the rest of your attire is like a bridal rite of passage. The tradition is harmless, gets your creativy flowing, and allows everyone to wonder how you’ll pull off the age-old “something blue.” A veil, the right shoes, even underwear can be custom-tailored to offer a pop of colour that will delight your guests and light up your photos.
Toasts and Speeches
Life is short, and comes with fewer and fewer opportunities to celebrate. As the bride you don’t have to do a speech as wedding speeches may make people nervous, but they also offer a powerful chance to share love and support and thank every one for sharing your day with you both, just a quick little thank you speech for 2 minutes will be more than enough. Don’t ditch this most beloved of wedding traditions.