Do the Bride a Favor’s Five Wedding Traditions It’s Okay to Ignore

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Following a Slice article published on June 10, 2013, entitled “Wedding Traditions You Can Skip”, Do the Bride a Favor gives five wedding traditions that every bride can ignore.

Every bride wants the perfect wedding but sometimes traditions and etiquette can get in the way. Some brides may feel hampered by antiquated etiquette rules or pressures from family members. Inspired by a Slice article about the traditions weddings can do without, published on June 10, 2013, Do the Bride a Favor believes every bride’s wedding should be exactly how she wants it to be and is releasing five wedding traditions that it is acceptable to ignore.

1.    Wear White
The staunch white wedding dress tradition is getting a classy re-vamp. These days, brides are walking down the aisle in every color imaginable. The most important part of choosing a wedding dress is that the bride feels beautiful and comfortable.

2.    Favors Must be Trinkets
Brides of yesteryear invested in monogrammed drinking glasses, handkerchiefs, or other material items as favors. Many bridal couples are opting for something more useful, such as edible favors including different flavors of candy or other sweets.

3.    Seeing the Bride Before the Ceremony
Once seen as a bad omen, having the groom see the bride before the ceremony is becoming commonplace. Photographers have seen a huge trend hit weddings in recent years - the “First Look” photo shoot. Brides usually surprise the groom shortly before the ceremony, with the photographer capturing every moment.

4.    The Garter Toss/Bouquet Toss
Many bridal couples are more than happy to see this tradition fall by the wayside. Whether it is because the practice of the garter toss doesn’t fit in with the theme of the wedding, or makes the couple uncomfortable, this part of the wedding is dying out.

5.    Gender Specific Groomsmen and Bridesmaids
The bridal party is undergoing a refreshing re-style. Brides are now choosing men for their wedding party, and grooms are choosing women. This trend is helping couples ditch old traditions and honor those closest to them whether they are men or women.

These newest trends in weddings are further exaggerating the main theme of a wedding - a completely personal celebration of love and life.

Do the Bride a Favor gives five traditions that brides and party planners can leave out of the wedding, including offering edible favors, nixing the white dress, and allowing the groom to see the bride before the ceremony.

About Do the Bride a Favor:
Do the Bride a Favor gives brides and party planners advice, top tips, and suggestions for throwing an unforgettable event, including candy-themed ideas, favor inspirations, and etiquette tips.

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