Single ladies, unite! This tradition is so much fun, bringing all of the ladies who have not yet had the question popped together, as they try to catch the bride’s beautiful bouquet, symbolising their spot next in line!
For a unique and creative send-off for the bride and groom at the end of their celebrations, give each guest a sparkler or two and have them light it during the departure! It’ll be a great photo opportunity and a memorable moment.
The garter toss typically takes place at the reception after the bouquet toss. The groom removes the garter and tosses it to the eligible bachelors in the crowd.
The ring bearer at a wedding is traditionally a young boy in your family who is tasked with bringing the rings to the happy couple at the altar. He makes his way down just before the flower girl.
A ring is a symbol of unending love.
My love will end when the circle ends.
Having the father of the bride walk her down the aisle is a tradition stemming from the exchange of the bride from her family to the groom’s. Also known as being ‘given away’.
The tradition of throwing confetti over the bride and groom after the wedding ceremony comes all the way from Italy, and it symbolises prosperity and good luck for the happy couple.
Listen to the words of a favourite love song, or even your wedding song and incorporate the words into your own vows or verses.
The Egyptians believed in placing the engagement and wedding rings on the third finger of the left hand. From this finger a blood vein traveled directly to the heart. This was known as the vein of love.
For restless page boys and flower girls, give them wedding bubbles to blow while at the altar. It will keep them occupied and the photos will be brilliant.
A wedding gown could cost you thousands of dollars. To stretch your dollars further why not look around for something a little different in one of the many classy boutiques. Add a hat or a veil; you will look a million dollars.
Ask your family and friends to gather fresh flowers from their gardens to make a sacred circle or ceremonial circle. This is an area that the bride and groom and the wedding party will stand for the ceremony with the celebrant. It can be made the shape of a heart or can even be drawn in sand for a beach ceremony.
Blue was thought to promote purity and fidelity. Brides these days usually wear a blue garter.
Most photographers are hired to take only the main wedding photos, but what about the party photos? One or two disposable cameras can be put on each table for those extra memories. Make sure you delegate somebody to collect them at the end of the night. I’m sure you will have great shots to look back on.
If your flower girls are hesitant to walk down the aisle, a basket and flowers will do the trick. Place flowers along the aisle for the flower girl to pick up and put in her basket as she walks to a familiar face waiting at the altar. If there is more than one flower girl having different color flowers could work.
Have you thought about a weekday wedding? Or what about a FRIDAY. This may work out less expensive, and could give you the whole weekend to spend with your guests, especially those who have travelled from interstate or overseas.
A woman can propose to a man in a leap year on February 29th. In Anglo-Saxon times it was considered lucky if a couple married in a leap year.