OUT WITH THE OLD: wedding traditions vs. weddings today
In a time when couples want their weddings to be unique and original, wedding traditions are being replaced for more personalized aspects. But if traditions are falling by the wayside, what are brides and grooms doing to personalize their weddings and modernize some of the outdated traditions?
We turned to brides in The Wedding Ring community to find out what traditions are disappearing and what’s taking their place. Here’s what we found…
The many forms of the bachelorette!
It’s known in parts of Europe and Australia as a ‘hen night’, in the U.S. as a ‘bachelorette party’, and here in Canada as a ‘stagette’; but what’s in a name when the idea of all three is to throw a party to honour the bride-to-be?
Brides offer advice on a common planning dilemma
A wedding invitation is the first glimpse of the event to come that your guests receive, so making a first impression is an important aspect when choosing colours, style and paper. But perhaps most important is the words you use.
Perfect planning: Our advice to you
Advice from one bride to another
Just married and past brides recently shed some light on things they wish they'd known in the days and months leading up to their own weddings. In this article started by MrsC2be, past brides in The Ring share their best advice with almost-married couples in The Ring...
Receiving Line Dilemmas
"No matter what we do, we're doing something wrong"
From strict timelines to awkward moments with divorced parents, even the receiving line can risk bringing an extra ounce of drama to wedding day planning. Does your family expect a receiving line after the ceremony? More importantly, if you didn't have one, would they notice? Brides have a choice to make when it comes to the long-running (some receiving lines can take well over an hour to finish!) but important task of allowing their guests to offer their congratulations and best wishes.
Sharing recipes with your guests
Brides offer advice on favour ideas with a ‘homey' factor
With a cup of love, a dash of chemistry, two tablespoons of forgiveness and a pinch of patience you're on your way to perfecting the recipe for a happy marriage. Sure, other newlyweds might appreciate this advice, but how can singles relate? And old married couples practically invented these recipes; so give your wedding guests a recipe they can all enjoy - a little piece of yourself as a wedding favour.
Seven saucy kissing games!
Expert Tips from Etched in Time
Not everyone is comfortable kissing in front of a large group of people. But whether you're a fan of these games or not, your guests will expect to see the new couple share a few kisses during your meal, so why not have some fun with it?
Reception Kissing Games
Brides share ideas for making the couple kiss
Originating in Europe, the tradition has been for the bride and groom to kiss when guests clink their glasses with silverware. But this tradition has become tiresome for most brides, not to mention, many venues don’t allow you to tap their dishes anymore.