Weddings have been taking place for a very, VERY long time. Some wedding traditions are very romantic and sentimental, while others can be down right demeaning. I'm here to give you a list of some outdated wedding traditions you might want to skip on your special day.
Matching Bridesmaid Dresses
If you don't know by now, I'll let you in on a little secret: it's nearly impossible for a group of women to all look their best in the exact same dress. We all know women's bodies are all different shapes and sizes. If a single dress fit your whole bridal party flawlessly, we would have some magical "sisterhood of the traveling bridesmaid dress" voodoo happening. Instead, try picking a color(s) that the bridesmaids have to stick to and have them choose their own style! Having a style that is tailored to each individual woman will end up looking more natural and effortless.
It's one of the most recognizable songs in the world. Richard Wagner's "Bridal Chorus" is a beautiful song and makes for a traditional procession, but couples can always choose a song they like. A meaningful song or an instrumental cover will provide a more sentimental procession than following traditions. A bride and groom should feel free to pick whatever music works for their wedding and preferences.
Smashing the Cake
Everyone has seen the videos of the newly weds smashing cake in each other's faces. Sure, it makes for funny photos, but brides will not be too happy with frosting and cake on her very expensive wedding dress and smeared makeup for the rest of the night. Smashing of the cake can be a tradition that we axe altogether.
Bouquet and Garter Tosses
Bouquet and garter tosses are traditions that paint single women in a negative light. These traditions try to portray single women as ~desperate~ to get married. It's 2019! The Year of the Woman! We can afford to stray from activities such as these at the reception. If you're looking for some mid-reception entertainment, try having an all inclusive game focused on the happy couple.
Only Having Two Wedding Colors
Traditionally, a wedding has a color pallet of 2 colors. Don't be afraid to mix it up! Just make sure all the colors work together. Try using multiple neutrals or colors in the same family of shades (think cool and warm colors) . You can use as many, or as few, colors as you want to bring your dream day to life.