Wedding Traditions for the Modern Couple

Wedding Traditions

Like most things, traditions evolve over time. Wedding traditions are no different. Today we will look at how a few traditions have adapted for the modern wedding.

Throwing Rice
The practice of throwing rice symbolized fertility and prosperity for the couple. The modern take on this tradition is to throw rose petals, wave ribbon wands, or even shine sparklers as the bride and groom walk down the aisle.

Petal toss table Wedding Bells

Traditionally bells were rung at weddings to ward off evil spirits. Due to the fact that we are less superstitious than in the past, bells had to take on a new meaning to continue on in modern weddings. Therefore today’s guests ring the bells placed on their table when they want to see the happy couple share a kiss. Clinking champagne or water glasses has the same meaning.

Bride and Groom Wedding Favors

Giving wedding favors to your guests is a timeless wedding custom. It shows guests gratitude and appreciation for attending the couple’s special day. Wedding costs are on the rise and with that extra expenses like favors are among the first to go. To combat this extra cost, many couples need to stretch their budget. They can do this by sending leftover slices of cake or treats from a candy buffet home as their wedding favor.

Gold dot gift boxes Receiving lines

Receiving lines are the most traditional and formal way to greet guests and thank them for coming to your special day. The bride and groom greet their guests right away and then are free to mingle as they wish during the reception. While this may be true, many couples today are choosing alternatives for addressing each guest. A popular substitute is for the couple to travel to each table during the ceremony to express their gratitude. Guests and the couple feel less rushed with this method.

Bride and Groom greeting guests

Purple Lace Ribbon Wands

Purple Lace Ribbon Wands

Pink Lace Ribbon Wands

Pink Lace Ribbon Wands

Twist Wire Heart Basket

Twist Wire Heart Basket

Lavender silk rose petals

Lavender Silk Rose Petals

Pink Silk Rose Petals

Pink Silk Rose Petals

Silver Wedding Bells

Silver Wedding Bells

Wedding Champagne Flutes

Wedding Champagne Flutes

White Rose Laser Cut Paper Favor Boxes

Rose Cut Favor Boxes

10.5 In. Brown French Metal Bucket

Brown French Metal Bucket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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