what wedding traditions should you keep? part five/finale

We’ll finish up our series with this finale… on which wedding traditions you should keep…or ditch?

#5 Wedding Tradition: Unity Candle

We are not suggestion removing this tradition, but to take a closer look at “wedding unity candles” (we’re talking the pillar candles that you keep after the wedding). Often when they are sold they are white, silver, and boooooring. Just because they have the word “wedding” on it doesn’t mean you have to use it!

Instead why not visit your favorite home decorating store and buy a beautiful candle that will match the decor of your new home. Even if it is scented. That way you can display your candle as it should be. Instead of something that stands out and doesn’t even match!!! Best point…it will probably be less expensive.

Traditions are fabulous…however if you take the time to take a closer look, you can still keep the tradition…but save a little moola at the same time.

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THAT, is a good thing.

 

 

what wedding traditions should you keep? part four

Let’s keep going and discussing wedding traditions and which ones we should keep or ditch?

#4 Wedding Tradition: Cake Toppers

Many brides have been steering away from the traditional cake topper. Instead with the new cake decor and trends, more fresh flowers are being added to cakes. This makes some cake designers cringe and others just shrug.

If you are going to go this route, here is a little trick and money saver idea for you. Have your florist carefully wrap your cake topper as a “mini bouquet” that can be wiped off and used as your “toss bouquet” as well!!! Two for one! We like that.

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Tomorrow the series finale!

 

what wedding traditions should you keep? part three

Here we go with part three of the series what wedding traditions should you keep?

#3 Wedding Tradition: Garter

Approximately fifty percent of our clients are not throwing the garter or bouquet. However, if you wish to keep this time old tradition, consider purchasing only one garter. Most couples will buy “two”; one to throw and one to keep. So we question, what would you do with the one that you “keep”? Hang it on your rear view mirror on your car? We hope not. Stick it in a box? Probably. Just buy one and toss it to your friends!

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Tomorrow we’ll continue this series…

plan on!

 

 

 

 

what wedding traditions should you keep? part two

We’re talking about a wedding traditions and which ones we should keep or ditch?

#2 Wedding Tradition: Cake Cutting Server Set

This is one of our personal favorite “enigma’s” of weddings. Tradition (meaning wedding stores) will encourage you to purchase a silver knife and cake cutting server set, sometimes inscribed with your name and wedding date. Where does that go after the wedding? You know where. Back in the velvet box stuck inside a cabinet somewhere. There’s no way you break it out to cut a piece of homemade pie on a Wednesday night. Instead, considering borrowing the server set from your parents or use a nice net set that can be easily reused in your daily life.

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Tomorrow we’ll continue this series…

plan on!

 

 

what wedding traditions should you keep? part one

Weddings are chock full of traditions. And if you’re planning for the first time you will understand what we are talking about. Tradition is awesome, but as you know, we like to shake things up a bit around here and give you some alternatives. Especially when the wedding tradition can cost you money.

This week we are going to be discussing wedding traditions and reviewing them. The level importance is up to you decide.

#1 Wedding Tradition: Wedding Toasting Flutes

Tradition dictates that you need a special set of champagne flutes. Often these are quite expensive. Many people don’t even like champagne, so the question is, what will you do with them afterwards? My expensive Mikasa champagne flutes are collecting dust on top of my kitchen shelf. I like champagne but never get them down to use them. Instead, why not borrow a set of nice toasting flutes from a close friend/family or simply use a set from your venue?

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Tomorrow we’ll continue this series…

plan on!