If you’re the type of couple who would like to shake things up a bit on your wedding day, you may be looking for ways to break from tradition and do things your way. Rewriting some common customs is a great way to express your individuality in your ceremony. Consider the following traditions you may want to update on your big day.
The groom not seeing the bride before the ceremony
This tradition dates to the days when marriages were arranged between two families, usually without the couple ever having met. If this tradition feels irrelevant to you, there’s no reason you can’t skip it. In fact, if you’d like, you can both get ready for the ceremony together! Or, you could even take your photos before the service instead of after - your makeup will still be perfect, and you won’t have to leave the party after the ceremony to stand for portraits.
The bride’s father “giving her away.”
Another outdated tradition, this one also comes from the idea of marriage as a business deal. If you don’t like the idea of being given away as property, if your father isn’t present or able to walk you down the aisle, or if you don’t like the idea of leaving your mother out of this tradition, there are many ways to alter it to suit your preferences. For example, you could have both your parents walk you down the aisle; you could enter with your partner or even with your children or dog. Or, walk in alone – after all, no one is really giving you away.
Choosing groomsmen and bridesmaids
No rule says you must have bridesmaids and groomsmen at all – or that the bride’s attendants must be female and the groom’s must be male. In fact, foregoing the wedding party can save you a lot of money and the hardship of having to choose between your friends. Instead, include your best friends in your special day by inviting them to help you get ready or playing a round of golf with them before the ceremony. If you do want attendants, don’t worry about choosing the traditional “bridesmaids” and “groomsmen.” There’s no reason a bride can’t have a male honour attendant, or a groom can’t have a sister or female best mate as a “best man.”
Choosing a Marriage Celebrant on the Sunshine Coast
When you’re looking for a marriage celebrant on the Sunshine Coast, it’s essential to find celebrants that will respect your wishes and help you have the ceremony of your dreams. At Whims and Wishes Celebrant Services, we are Sunshine Coast marriage celebrants with a passion for putting your happiness first and making sure you have the beautiful ceremony you deserve. We offer affordable prices and outstanding service – contact us here for more information on our services and our marriage celebrant Sunshine Coast prices. We look forward to working with you to create the perfect ceremony.
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