Wedding Traditions and How to Update Them for 2020 | Le Jardin

If you just got engaged, then you’ve probably been hearing a lot of well-meaning advice about wedding traditions and how to uphold them. The thing about wedding traditions is that many of them are antiquated. Here are a few old wedding traditions and how to update them for 2020.

Wedding Traditions and How to Update Them for 2020 | Le Jardin

The White Dress

According to tradition, the bride should wear a long, white dress to her wedding. While many brides love this tradition and can’t wait to try on the dress, others want to show off their fashion sense with something else. On your wedding day, you should wear what you want. If you want to wear a short fringy dress, then go for it. The same goes if you prefer to dress in something floral or even a slinky pantsuit.

Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

Tradition states that bridesmaids should be female and that groomsmen are to be male. Update this tradition by not allowing yourself to be pigeonholed. If you’re the bride and your best friend is your brother, go ahead and ask him to stand next to you during your big day. Just be sure to coordinate his outfit and look with the rest of your wedding party.

Walking Down the Aisle to the “Bridal Chorus” by Wagner

Your parents may be expecting you to use this traditional wedding march, but if you’re not feeling it, then walk down the aisle to any tune that you like. Hire an acoustic guitarist to play a pop song that means something to you and your betrothed, or consider walking down to something that honors your cultural heritage. If you have Mexican heritage, hire a mariachi band, or if you have ancestors from Scotland, then walk down to Scottish bagpipes.

You’re Not to See Each Other Until the Time of Your Wedding

You’ve probably heard that it’s bad luck for the groom to see the bride in her dress before the wedding. Whether you decide to honor this tradition is a personal choice. If you want to connect with your soon to be spouse before you get married, maybe meet up for a hidden hand-holding moment that involves touching without seeing each other.

Buck Tradition

It’s your wedding, so you should have the one that you want without worrying about traditions. However, if there are traditions that you’ve always looked forward to honoring, then be sure to include them. If you’re searching for a wedding venue, come see what we have to offer at Le Jardin. We have a beautiful indoor and outdoor space.