It's Wedding Wednesday, y'all! And about time I showed my face around these parts again.
With the weekends getting so busy it has proven difficult for me to get out posts on Mondays/Tuesdays. I start to feel guilty about it...but I don't wanna miss out on all the family time on the weekends either. But you knew I couldn't miss today right ;). I plan on doing better in the future though.
Anyways, back on track....the wedding talk of the day? Traditions.
Traditions. The wedding traditions we are honoring and the ones we're simply skipping out on. I've been reading a lot lately about wedding traditions. I find it really interesting to see traditions that others include (or don't), cultural traditions & new twists on these traditions. What traditions did you not keep at your wedding?
FIRST LOOK. We aren't waiting until the walk down the aisle to see each other. We will be doing a first look, and surprisingly Thomas was right on board as soon as I mentioned it. [I plan on doing a post on this in the future.]
RECEIVING LINE. I don't like the thought of this. I'd rather just come by and talk to each person without the pressure of the line taking to long or something.
NO BIRD SEED. When we exit the ceremony as husband and wife (eek!) our guest will not be throwing bird seed, rice or anything else in fact. Instead, when we leave the reception we will have a sparkler exit. My fiance loves fireworks of all kinds (as in goes all out buying the real big ones for 4th of July and NYE), not to mention what a perfect photo opp. This sorta send off does seem to be becoming more popular lately though.
BRIDAL WALK. I won't be walking down the aisle to your traditional bridal march song, Canon in D. I don't wanna give away what song it will be, but let me tell ya it's a good one! I knew as soon as I heard it that I had to walk down the aisle to it.
DESSERT BAR. We will have a cake, but mainly just to cut it (keeping that tradition). But the main attraction will be the dessert bar we're planning. And if you've considered the idea, I highly recommend it. It's such a great way to give guests lots of options to find something they like. And who doesn't like bite-sized treats!?
CHOOSING SIDES. It's traditional for the bride and groom's guest to sit on opposite sides. Why? I'm not sure. To represent which team you stand for? Haha, that's just silly to me. I'm all for people sitting wherever they want, not to mention it makes having ushers not a necessity.
THE VENUE. We aren't getting married in a church. This actually has nothing to do with not being religious. Thomas and I are both deep in our faith and love the Lord. Buttt, in my head a church seems so dark and I want a bright, fresh feel and look to my wedding. I know that probably sounds weird, but it's just what I'm wanting.
FINE CHINA. When it came to registering it seemed (after reading lots of registry check lists) that adding fine china to the registry was a must-have. But in reality, Thomas and I will probably never use fine china, nor do we have the room for it. So china was a no-go in our books.
GUEST BOOK. While we are having a guest book to remember all our friends and family that took the time to come to our wedding. We aren't going with a normal guest book. In fact, I made our guest book. A little preview shall we...
Peace out tradition. There are some new twists in town. And as for those, and the rest of the traditions we're skipping out on you'll just have to wait (only 2.5 months...whattt!) until after the b i g day to see the results. I can't wait to share these special details that will make up our special day.
What traditions do you think should always included? What traditions did you skip out on? Did you choose to not follow any of the traditions I mentioned above?