Wedding Traditions To Toss Aside
Now more than ever couples are looking for ways to give their weddings a more modern feel. TheKnot.com has compiled a list of 20 wedding traditions that can be done away with for those looking to exchange vows in the 21st century. Perhaps the most daring change is the abandonment of a white wedding dress. Brides are adding colorful flares to their gowns with bright sashes, fun shoes and striking jewelry. The news source also reports that champagne, blush and nude dresses are very popular right now Where Wagner's "Bridal Chorus" once reigned supreme, couples nowadays would rather walk down the aisle to their own special song. One idea is to hire a small jazz or string ensemble to play a rearranged version of a favorite rock tune. Exiting under a shower of rice is a quickly dying practice. Birds swoop in and eat the uncooked grains, which is very harmful to their stomachs. Modern couples will place a "tossing table" near the church's exit filled with bowls of popcorn, air-popped popcorn or glitter. There are techniques that can save money as well. Project Wedding details a number of DIY solutions for couples looking to bring a unique flare to their big day while keeping their finances in check.