5 Wedding Traditions to Break
Tomorrow Josh and I will have been married for 8 whole months! I believe in celebrating every little milestone even if it’s just mentioning it and doing a little jig. Seriously. As of a few days ago, we’ve been together (dating + married) for a total of 104 months. So, yea. WOW!
Anyways, when it came to our wedding, I knew I wanted it to be all about us. I mean obviously. But, that meant kicking some wedding traditions to the curb.
A WHITE DRESS
My dress, while mostly white, actually had a bit of pink to it. I didn’t technically plan it that way when I went to try on dresses. But, when you fall in love with a dress, there’s really no falling out of love. I also didn’t have a veil. I knew I wanted to wear my hair down, and a lot of my friends ended up taking their veils off as soon as the ceremony was over–so I didn’t see the point!
Tradition has it that it’s bad luck to see each other BEFORE the ceremony. In our case, it would have been worse to wait. I needed to see Josh beforehand to calm my nerves and just breathe for a second. It was nice to have time to ourselves (trust me you won’t have any once the festivities start) and use that opportunity to exchange gifts and take pictures! I highly, highly recommend a first look!
GETTING MARRIED IN A CHURCH
We didn’t get married in a church–or even by a preacher! We got married in my parent’s backyard under a pergola they built with their own hands–oh and our high school principal/Josh’s basketball coach married us! Like I said before, almost everything had a special meaning to us.
Josh hates most cake. He’ll eat it, but it’s not his favorite. Chocolate chip cookies on the other hand, now we’re talking. So instead of having a groom’s cake, we had cookies for the guests! It’s a lot less hassle and still great leftover (without having to freeze them).
A FLOWER DOG
Obviously, this isn’t for everyone (or everyone’s venue), but our dog-child was the flower girl. Partially because we didn’t know any young children, but mostly because she’s a HUGE part of Josh and I’s life and we couldn’t imagine NOT having Laney be apart of such an important day! P.S. We still have her flower crown (we dried it) and will likely keep it forever!
Our wedding was clearly not a traditional wedding, but it was ours and we loved it! And at the end of the day, that’s what’s important! What wedding traditions did you/will you break?At the end of the day, it's your wedding. And if you enjoyed it (which you will), that's all that matters! Click To Tweet