As times change, so do traditions. Modern twists on wedding traditions have become increasingly popular, and we’re okay with that. Here’s to the start of a new decade; out with the old and in with the new!
What’s with the White?
Have you ever wondered where the tradition of wearing a white dress on your wedding day came from? In 1840, Queen Victoria married Prince Albert in a white wedding dress, which was an unusual choice at the time. Before this, brides would typically wear their nicest dress or gown. Queen Victoria chose to wear white to highlight the lace detail on her dress, and ever since the color has dominated the wedding gown industry…until now! Now we have many more options. You can choose colors, prints, skirts, short dresses and pantsuits.
Switch out the Toss
Feel like the garter and bouquet toss is outdated? If you feel uncomfortable putting your single friends on display or showing a little leg in front of your family members, change it up. Instead of having any sort of toss, you can replace it with a couple’s dance. Ask all couples to the dance floor and call out years that couples have been together. Once the last couple remains dancing on the floor, present them with a gift to commend the amount of time they’ve been committed to one another.
Who Pays for What?
If you’re still under the assumption that the bride’s family pays for the entire wedding, you aren’t starting out on a great foot. Wedding costs can be cumbersome so instead of leaving it to the bride, divide the budget three ways. The bride’s family, the groom’s family, and the couple getting married. This helps to alleviate some of the burdens, but make sure to talk about expectations. Compromise is the way to go if you decide to have multiple contributors for the budget.
Strutting Down the Aisle
As time goes on, some may question the tradition of giving away the bride. Long ago, fathers gave their daughters away as a form of ownership which was transferred to the groom. Over time, this tradition transformed into being about a father letting go of his daughter and two lives coming together. If you’re struggling to make the decision of how you want to walk down the aisle, there are alternatives. You can ask both parents to walk alongside you or you can make your entrance by yourself. The option is yours.
No matter what traditions you choose to incorporate on your wedding day, make sure to find someone who can turn your vision into reality. Bradford Catered Events has over 35 years of experience, we cater to the menus you customize and have multiple food service options. To book BCE for your wedding or event, give us a call at (865) 522-5552 or visit our website.