5 Wedding Traditions You Won’t Want to Skip

Some wedding traditions stand the test of time – and for good reason. These are the ones I’m happy I didn’t skimp out on.

These are the 5 wedding traditions I am so happy I moved forward with on my special day. This is why you should stick with them, too! #weddingtips

Here I am, still dreaming about my wedding day – 4 years later.

My wedding day is an event I think about frequently. Sure, now that we’re approaching our four-year anniversary, there are things that Joe and I would would have probably done differently – as our tastes have evolved over the years, like most people. Now and then, we talk about the “what if’s,” but we both agree that our wedding day was perfect the way it was – a true reflection of our relationship.

These are the 5 wedding traditions I am so happy I moved forward with on my special day. This is why you should stick with them, too! #weddingtips

I had done most of the planning for our wedding, and I realized that I have a knack for throwing parties (particularly big bashes, just like Leo’s first birthday). For our wedding, I had aimed for a hybrid style, tying in both modern and traditional details – because it’s all about balance, right?!

Of course, to honour the conventional side of things, I was careful in choosing what wedding traditions I wanted to move forward with.

The modern bride may want to skimp out on certain “old style” practices. After getting married, I was happy I stuck to certain wedding traditions. Here are the ones I think you shouldn’t skimp out on:

5 Wedding Traditions You Won’t Want to Skip

Something Blue

I know it goes with the rhyme: “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” I feel like many brides stress about fulfilling all of these requirements (and, a piece of advice ladies: no stress for the big day – all of this planning should be fun!). I decided to go for the whole “sha-bang” but if you’d rather not, I still think that the “something blue” aspect is lots of fun. It allows you to add some colour in your bridal wardrobe – which is always a plus!

Announcing the Wedding Party

Traditionally, a bridal party exists to help the bride and groom prep for their special day. I love it when DJs announce each member of the bridal party before introducing the newlyweds. It’s a great wedding tradition to commemorate those special friends and family members who helped with planning and organizing.

The Veil

Personally, I am so happy that I opted for a veil as my headpiece of choice. I think it really radiates the “bridal look” and ties everything together.

These are the 5 wedding traditions I am so happy I moved forward with on my special day. This is why you should stick with them, too! #weddingtips

These are the 5 wedding traditions I am so happy I moved forward with on my special day. This is why you should stick with them, too! #weddingtips

Throwing the Bouquet

This is where me and my gals had tons of fun at my wedding. One of my bridesmaids was psyching herself up for my bouquet toss – and I don’t blame her. While tradition dictates that that the person who catches the bouquet will be the “next to get married,” I think the toss is just a fun way to get everyone on their feet and share some giggles.

Top Tier

I am enormously proud of the wedding cake we had. It had multiple tiers of red velvet cake, covered in fondant, decorated with gum-paste sampaguitas (the national Filipino flower) and blue macarons. We opted to save the top tier and freeze it until our one-year anniversary, and it was a totally sweet way to celebrate one of our first milestones as a married couple.

These are the 5 wedding traditions I am so happy I moved forward with on my special day. This is why you should stick with them, too! #weddingtips

What wedding traditions did you move forward with on your special day? For brides-to-be, what traditions are you excited about?

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Comments

  1. I ended up skipping all this and sloping to Vegas – and I am happy with my choice. Glad you had the wedding of your dreams.

  2. This brings me back to when I was married. There is so many fun memories of that day and we had traditions that our family love to do. My favorite is having uncle as my MC. He Is hilarious and perfect as an MC.

  3. I did all of these things and I’m so glad I did! It’s been over 35 years and we’re still going strong. I love all of these wedding traditions.

  4. I agree, some wedding traditions, like breaking glass under your feet, or wearing something blue and something new or old is really nice. It’s about connecting generations together.

  5. Those are all really cool traditions to keep. My husband and I also did the candle lights to show the union of the two families.

  6. We got married in a courthouse, so we did skip a bunch of these. I’m okay with it though. I was never girly or someone who dreamed of her wedding at a young age. I’m too practical: I prefer to save the money!

  7. Wedding customs and traditions are there with a reason and also are great fun. It is fascinating to see the traditions in different cultures, though different there is always a thread of similarity too.

  8. I didn’t get to freeze the top tier of our wedding cake because I had no idea they do that. I just found out about it later on. LOL. But we enjoyed our wedding cake for sure. The flavor was red velvet. Yum!

  9. I skipped quite a few of these. I think I’ve always liked being different. However, I sure wish I would have spent more on a photographer.

  10. I do like fun wedding traditions, we did most of them! Skipped the bouquet toss since everyone was having a blast on the dance floor and we didn’t want to interrupt it.

  11. So fun, looking back I vaguely remember the planning being pretty stressful, but I’m also very glad I didn’t skimp on any of the traditions or the fun!! We did a destination wedding in Hawaii, which I planned completely online while living in Japan. 1 think I do regret not having the chance to do is all of the cake and menu testings!!! But, all in all, it was amazing and I wouldn’t change a thing!

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