Planning a wedding is overwhelming, y’all. There’s so much that couples have to consider! Flower arrangements, guest lists, and food are just a few items on an engaged couples’ agenda. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to stay calm while planning a wedding. One thing future spouses can do is to omit customs that no one cares about. This article will list three wedding traditions you can skip on the big day. Your wedding is supposed to be special, not stressful, y’all.
Garter & Bouquet Toss
The garter and bouquet toss aren’t wedding day musts. In fact, no one will be upset if you skip the activity altogether. For starters, it’s incredibly awkward. No one wants to see the groom go underneath the bride’s skirt! My face was as red as a cherry tomato when my hubby did it at our wedding. Secondly, the bouquet toss makes women extremely competitive, and sometimes even upset. I almost injured myself when I was younger, trying to run after the flowers. When I finally caught an arrangement, my girlfriend was so mad that she barely spoke to me for the rest of the night.
Cutting the Cake
I love dessert, y’all, but cake really isn’t my thing. Last year, my husband and I attended a wedding where they served donuts. The experience was life-changing. Couples spend thousands of dollars on a cake that nobody eats. Think about stepping outside of your comfort zone by offering unconventional desserts. Guests’ mouths will water if you set up a candy station. It’d also be fun to let people make their own sundaes. Think outside the box to make your big day even more memorable.
Waiting to See Each Other
Twenty years ago, couples would do everything in their power not to see each other before their ceremony. Now, tons of people are saying goodbye to this practice and opting for a first look. A first look is when a couple sees each other before the festivities begin so they can take pictures and get alone time before the madness starts. I can’t tell y’all how much I love this idea. It frees up so much time for the newlyweds. Those who are newly married shouldn’t spend their cocktail hour taking photos. The couple should be able to mingle and eat the food they paid for.
There are tons of wedding traditions you can skip on the big day, y’all. Your wedding should be whatever you want it to be. If rituals aren’t your thing, you and your fiancé should think outside the box to come up with your own traditions. I know that a lot of couples have had to postpone their big days this year. If that’s you, try to see the good in this difficult situation. For one thing, you now have more time to personalize your event and make it a day people never forget.