Friday, 2 August 2013

A Twist on Tradition

Weddings are full of rituals and we’re all familiar with ‘here comes the bride’, the exchange of wedding rings and the throwing of rice or confetti. 

Honouring long-standing traditions on your wedding day is a great way to incorporate old customs - but remember, although you might want to follow some (or all) of these traditions, this wedding is all about you! Make it a day that resembles your personality and that you will both remember for years to come. 

Many brides now choose to walk down the aisle to a favourite song or instrumental piece of music. Two great tunes I’ve enjoyed at recent weddings are ‘A Thousand Years’ by Christina Perri played live on the violin (a must for Twilight fans!) and a recording of Carla Bruni singing ‘Quelqu'un m'a dit.

Designated bride and groom sides during the ceremony are also becoming a thing of the past, with many couples asking their guests to sit wherever they like. This is a great way to show the unity of the bride and groom and lets the guests get to know each other.

At a ‘traditional’ wedding you would see a line of bridesmaids standing near the beautiful bride. But if your best friend happens to be a bloke, don’t think you have to confine him to being just another guest on your wedding day - make him a bridesman. And no one would bat an eyelid if the groom decides to have a Best Woman!

Follow this link for some obscure and interesting wedding traditions from around the world:

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