Updated: May 29
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I could go on and on with this list of traditions. There are some traditions we haven't heard of and many traditions from different cultures. Do you know the meanings behind some traditions? Check this article out for some interesting facts about a few wedding traditions.
What traditions will you include in your wedding? What traditions will you skip?
There are so many traditions and celebrations involved in a wedding. You can do all of them, some of them, none of them or create your own traditions. This is your wedding and you (the couple - you two getting married) should decide what you really want for your wedding. It is totally up to you what traditions you do or do not follow. Sometimes family members want to be included and have their traditions and ideas included in your special day. And that's ok, but it is best if you start by identifying what you both want first. Planning your wedding is exciting, but there might be times when you will feel overwhelmed by some things.
But where do you start? Good question.
Start with taking a deep breath!
Then, the two of you sit down with your favorite beverages in a space where you both can talk, and have an open conversation and identify the most important things to you both for your wedding. Make sure you write down your answers.
Knowing what you want is very helpful and having it written down to share with your planner and other vendors, is a great way to share with everyone your desires. Here are a few questions for each of you to answer to get you started with identifying what traditions you want in your wedding.
What are your priorities?
What MUST be done during the ceremony or reception?
Who must be involved?
Is there a special thing that must be highlighted throughout your wedding? Or a theme?
Are traditions important to you? Which ones?
Is there a tradition from your culture or family that you want included?
What are some traditions that are not important to you?
Do you want to start a new tradition?
Just take a moment to decide if these traditions are what you both want. If you don't want a particular tradition, that's ok. You can even start new traditions for your wedding or put special twists on old traditions. Once you identify some important details and traditions for your wedding, you could share this list with your family or bring your list to your consultation meeting where we could dig deeper into the details for your wedding.
Please share any additional questions you come up with that you would add to this in the comments below.
All the best,
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