Wedding traditions

Which wedding traditions do we want on our wedding day and what is completely not our style?
There are so many typical things and some are even “expected” by guests but what we decided is to make our day as comfortable for us as we want it.
So here’s a list of traditions we will/may have:

– the husband is not allowed to see the bridal gown before the wedding day! That’s for sure.
– the wedding kiss – maybe even double as my husband could kiss my forehead also as this is more convenient to him.
– something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.
– the husband has to be at the registry office or the place where the wedding will take place before the bride arrives. My dad will guide me into the room.
– a little girl which will bring the wedding bands to the couple
– flower petals, this is a maybe as we have to check first if it is allowed.
– cutting the wedding cake
– witnesses, even if they aren’t officially needed nowadays. They will be his uncle and my dad. Quite nice as we have a Libyan tradition inserted where both, bride and groom, have an older married man as witness.
– gifts for the bride’s parents, sisters and brothers from the groom and vice versa (means from the bride to the groom’s family)
– to feed each other as sign of the caring for each other. It can be milk, dates or the first piece of the wedding cake.
– carry the wife over the threshold.
– a morning giving

What we for sure don’t want:

– spending the night before the wedding apart.
– hen night
– dancing
– bridesmaids
– kidnapping the bride
– a penny in the shoe, I will wear sandals
– wedding newspaper
– doves
– games
– veil dance

The list may grow on on both sides, I have the feeling as if we are still at the beginning of our planning although many things are prepared or planned already.
If you have nice ideas please which aren’t listed here please share them – at least the bride can never get enough hints and tips on what’s possible…

Greetings from the bride to be, Miss Faith

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3 Comments

    1. We had the following:
      – the husband is not allowed to see the bridal gown before the wedding day!
      – the wedding kiss
      – something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.
      – the husband has to be at the registry office or the place where the wedding will take place before the bride arrives. My dad will guide me into the room.
      – a little girl which will bring the wedding bands to the couple – my cousin 🙂
      – flower petals
      – cutting the wedding cake
      – witnesses – his uncle and my dad
      – gifts for the bride’s parents, sisters and brothers from the groom and vice versa (means from the bride to the groom’s family)
      – to feed each other as sign of the caring for each other done with the first piece of the wedding cake.
      – carry the wife over the threshold – he carried me up to our house 🙂
      – a morning giving

      1. It was heart touching to read that he carried you to the house. Amazing. You both did a great job accomplish this beautifull day.

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