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December 6, 2018

3 Wedding Traditions to Include in Your Wedding

By: Kristina Phelan

There are so many wedding traditions that it can be hard to keep track of them all. Wedding traditions are great for those couples who want to honor the past on their wedding day. There are also some traditions to forget about that have gone out of style. However, here are 3 wedding traditions that you should include in your wedding:

Old, New, Borrowed, & Blue

Your wedding day is all about honoring the past two individual lives and stepping into a new life together. The idea of including something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue is a great way to include others. The ‘something old’ can be a keepsake that holds special meaning to someone who has passed. The ‘something new’ can be anything that represents the new life as a married couple. ‘Something borrowed’ can be a great way to incorporate others into the wedding. ‘Something blue’ is just a fun little something to add to a wedding as well.

First Dance

Traditions at receptions have also changed over the years. However, the first dance with your spouse is something special. This is usually the first time that you have had alone after getting married. It is a great time to whisper together and cherish the moment. Many couples choose to practice their first dance in order to kick off the celebration. Others will probably feel awkward about dancing in front of to others. However, even a slow sway for a first dance together is important to include on your wedding day. First dances with moms and dads should also not be missed as they are an important, and often emotional, part of giving you away.

Toasts to The Happy Couple

Some more private couples may want so skip the toasts at the reception. However, this is one of the ways that guests can learn more about you. Allowing your Best Man and Maid of Honor to toast you at the reception honors your past together. Usually this is the part of the day where funny stories are shared as well. Keeping the toasts also offers the important people in your life to publicly tell you their feelings.

Your wedding day will most likely include some traditions that are important to you. Make sure to choose traditions that you agree with and that make sense for your big day. Consider including these 3 wedding traditions that offer a sweet sentiment to make your wedding day amazing.

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