We’re always on the lookout for ‘unique’ and ‘full of flair’, but we’ll never fall out of love with wonderful wedding traditions. Here’s our guide to keeping them alive…
Regardless of how you choose to tie the knot, weddings are full of tradition and always will be. From the rings you exchange on the day to the speeches and the cutting of your cake – enjoy planning your wedding around tradition and don’t forget to hire a great photographer to capture those traditional moments! This month, we team up with Bijou to bring you our favourite wedding traditions and how to keep them alive at your wedding venue…!
Take advantage of the grounds surrounding your wedding venue. Aside from exquisite and uber-romantic couple shots, you’ll more than likely want to capture a shot with both sets of parents. Choose a wonderful spot with your wedding venue as the backdrop to take this traditional and memorable photograph.
Top tip: Discuss specific group photo shots with your photographer before the big day, just to ensure you get exactly what you want when you look through your photographs post-wedding.
Tossing your Bouquet
Your single girlfriends will love getting involved in this special tradition of tossing your bouquet. Choose to stand at the top of a staircase (inside or out depending on your wedding venue – and the weather of course!), and make sure that all of your single friends are at the ready.
Top tip: if you want to keep your bridal bouquet as a memento, consider tossing a faux bouquet or one belonging to a bridesmaid.
Get your guests involved in a fun and very traditional wedding confetti shot. Check with your wedding venue that throwing confetti is permitted and where it might be best to hold this special moment.
Top tip: Some wedding venues only permit bio-degradable confetti: check the rules on confetti throwing before you buy.
Something Blue Wedding Theme
Theme your wedding with a something blue theme; from your bridal bouquet to the sashes on your ceremony chairs or the décor on your reception tables. Browse through inspiration galleries online to source ideas and don’t forget to collect something old, something new and something borrowed before your big day.
Top tip: Perhaps ask your mother, grandmother or best friend to lend you something blue. Alternatively, have your wedding date or new surname sewn in to the lining of your wedding dress.
A sixpence piece in your wedding shoe is thought to be a lucky symbol. See if you can source a traditional lucky sixpence each to pop in your shoes before walking down the aisle.
Top tip: Don’t leave finding your lucky sixpence until the last minute during your wedding planning. This may not be the easiest item to come across!
Our thanks to the wonderfully well-informed and insightful kind folk at bijouweddingvenues.co.uk for these excellent top tips! Fantastic food for thought!