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November 27, 2018

3 Wedding Traditions to Forget About

By: Kristina Phelan

Wedding planning is heavily rooted in tradition. There are plenty of options when it comes to what you want to include in your wedding. However, not every option may be right for you and your fiancé. Consider these 3 wedding traditions to forget about at your upcoming wedding:

A Minister Must Officiate

It wasn’t long ago when it was common to have a minister officiate a wedding. The only other option was to get married at the courthouse. Now, you can choose almost anyone to marry you as long as the proper state licenses have been obtained. This means that you don’t have to get married in a church if you aren’t religious. You can choose virtually anyone who is licensed to marry you on your big day. This could be a close family member or friend whom you trust and supports your decision to marry.

Bridesmaids Should Wear Matching Dresses

This tradition has long been broken in recent years with the arrival of different dresses available in the same color. Bridesmaids enjoy being able to pick out the style of dress in the color that you’ve chosen. It takes the pressure off of you in terms of trying to find a dress style that will fit every body type. It also allows your bridesmaids to choose what is comfortable for them. Allowing bridesmaids to pick their own dresses helps to also add interest to the wedding party.

You Can’t See Each Other Before the Wedding

This is another tradition that many mothers and grandmothers will insist you must do on your wedding day. However, many couples are choosing to see each other before the wedding. This allows couples to have time to take pictures beforehand so that guests don’t have to wait. First glances are sometimes even more intimate because the couple can show their true feelings. Seeing each other before the wedding won’t take away any of the feelings during the wedding.

Wedding traditions are great to have but there are some that have changed over time. Choosing to not stick with tradition in every aspect of your wedding is perfectly okay. Make sure that your wedding is how you want it and keep the traditions that you value. However, consider these wedding traditions to forget about when it comes to planning your wedding.

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