The Top 10 Wedding Traditions to Say “I do” to: No 7

The Bride’s Entrance

Yet another time old tradition that many people fear is that moment when the Bride (or, because we live in a modern world, the Bride and Groom, Groom and Groom, or Bride and Bride) enters the ceremony room. Some might relish the prospect of all eyes being on them; others quake at the thought. Read more

The Top 10 Wedding Traditions to Say “I do” to: No 6

Something Old, Something New…

…Something Borrowed and Something Blue. This tradition comes from an Old English rhyme (“Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your Shoe”). Supposedly a bride must add four objects to her wedding outfit or carry with her on her wedding day as good luck charms. Something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity (and a sixpence in your shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity). Read more

The Top 10 Wedding Traditions to Say “I do” to: No 5

The First Look

In case you’re not familiar with this contemporary wedding tradition, the ‘first look’ is the first time partners see each other on their wedding day. This moment has been carefully crafted by some couples and captured on camera. But this ‘first look’ isn’t the only special one. There’s the moment your family see you for the first time, bridesmaids and indeed all of your guests. The expression on people’s faces seeing you ready to embark on your marriage is absolutely priceless.

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The Top 10 Wedding Traditions to Say “I do” to: No 4

Hiring a Professional Photographer
Many couples over the years have struggled with the whole concept of photography at their wedding. These days photographers are one of the larger costs of a wedding, with those unfamiliar with the skill of photography finding it hard to justify thousands of pounds on someone who points and clicks a button. For some having their picture taken makes them feel really awkward, can’t bear the thought of posed photographs with hours of the day spent calling different wedding guests up to the podium. Thankfully the wedding industry has learnt and understood these fears and there are now a plethora of talented, artistic, friendly and skilled photographers available to make this a passing anxiety.

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The Top 10 Wedding Traditions to Say “I do” to: No 3

The Gift List
Many people feel uncomfortable about the idea of a wedding gift list as it implies that you are asking for people to spend money on you. These days couples set up ‘Honeymoon Funds’ or ask for contributions towards starting a new home together. But needless to say, anything that mixes money and relationships is never a walk in the park.

If you resonate with this, you may well be surprised with how much your guests may want to give you gifts. Read more

The Top 10 Wedding Traditions to Say “I do” to: No 2

Honour the sacred tradition of the hen stag do
For some Brides and Grooms the thought of a ‘do’ in their honour, a gaggle of matching bridesmaids and groomsmen and being forced to wear a mortifying costume and parade about town, will make you shudder. It is understandable that many would prefer not to undergo this experience at all. Read more

The Top 10 Wedding Traditions to Say “I do” to: No 1

The Wedding Rings
It is interesting how in this day and age some couples opt to save on their wedding budget in regards to their wedding rings. Some people take their rings off a few days after the wedding because they’re not used to it and some even opt for no rings at all. Looking at it another way, The Wedding Ring is a symbol of your union, which is forever at hand, if you’ll forgive the pun! Plus, it does wonders for warding off any unwanted attention!

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Finding the right Wedding Venue

What Are You Looking For?

In the world of wedding planning, they say the biggest hurdle is finding your venue. After that, it’s all just detail. Having been there, I wouldn’t entirely disagree, although personally found the ‘detail’ element challenging in itself. But more on that another time. Read more