(PRWEB) May 05, 2013
Many weddings adhere to strict etiquette rules and traditions. Some brides find these practices stifling and are replacing them with updated, bride-friendly options. This week The Huffington Post announced the seven wedding rules it’s okay to break. Do the Bride a Favor comments on these debunked wedding traditions.
1. Not wearing white
A white dress is no longer a must have for brides. Many are opting for other colors: from muted grays to deep reds.
2. Bridal party blues
Many brides dread having to pick and choose from their friends as to who stands with them at the altar. It’s becoming commonplace to have an odd number of bridesmaids and groomsmen. Not only that, but letting your bridesmaids choose their dress from a palette of colors is also becoming commonplace.
3. Do it yourself
Creating your own invitations or having them professionally made are both fine. Adding personal touches to your invitations is as simple as hiring a calligrapher to write names on invitations, or attaching something simple to the inside such as a chewy treat.
4. Go ahead and skip the diamonds
While diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, many brides are opting for other stones. Pearls, sapphires, or other birthstones are quickly becoming a new favorite for the wedding ring. As long as the ring means something to you, the stone is of no importance.
5. Reuse and reduce
Eco-friendly weddings are becoming easier to plan each year. Brides are beginning to re-use floral arrangements from the ceremony and incorporate them into the reception. Personalized bridal favors are also becoming eco-friendly by incorporating, for example, seed paper or recycled items.
6. Personalize your reception
Adding touches from both the bride and groom is one way to bring the formality of a reception down a notch. Having a table full of family pictures or other personal items is always a hit.
7. Add on to dessert
The cake doesn’t have to be the last item you serve. If you plan on dancing the night away, offer your guests small snacks like chips and dips, or fruits and cheeses.
Do the Bride a Favor comments on a few wedding rules that are quickly becoming a thing of the past.
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