Wedding Traditions, Those to Keep and Those to Toss Away Like a Bouquet!

Weddings are a celebration of love and commitment between two people. Every culture and religion has its own unique way of celebrating this union. Many wedding traditions have been passed down from generation to generation, but as society evolves, so do these traditions. Some are still relevant and meaningful, while others are now considered optional by couples. In this article, we will discuss the origins of wedding traditions, their significance, and which ones should be kept or tossed away like a bouquet.

What Do They Mean?

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Wedding traditions hold significant meaning, whether they be religious, cultural, or symbolic. The exchange of rings symbolizes the couple’s commitment and devotion to each other. The wedding veil symbolizes the bride’s modesty and purity. The unity candle or sand ceremony symbolizes the merging of two families into one. The wedding garter, worn by the bride and removed by the groom, is a symbol of fertility and good luck.

Which Are Still Present at Today’s Weddings?

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Many wedding traditions have stood the test of time and are still present at today’s weddings. The exchange of rings, wedding vows, and the first dance as a married couple are still significant parts of most weddings. The wedding bouquet toss and the garter removal have become more of a fun tradition rather than a symbolic one.

Which Traditions Should Be Kept and Which Should Be Tossed Away?

The decision to keep or toss away wedding traditions ultimately lies with the couple. Some may choose to keep certain traditions because they hold personal or cultural significance, while others may opt to create their own unique traditions. 

Traditions to Keep:

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Traditions to Toss Away:

Throwing flower petals can be used instead of throwing rice grains.
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The bouquet toss might leave other guests feel excluded.
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The garter toss might be a wedding tradition that can make the guests feel uncomfortable.
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The giving away of the bride as part of the wedding traditions to toss away.
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Break the wedding tradition of your bridesmaids wearing the same dresses.
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Wedding traditions have evolved over time, but their significance remains. They are a way to honor cultural and religious beliefs, as well as symbolize the couple’s commitment and love for each other. Some traditions have become less popular, whilst others are more considered, as fun and memorable tradition, rather than a symbolic ones. As couples plan their weddings, they should consider which traditions they want to keep or toss away and create their own unique way of celebrating their love and commitment.

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