Here's How to Put a Modern Spin on Classic Wedding Traditions
If you're planning a wedding, the number one thing I can advise you to do is take deep breaths. Take them very often. Try and tell yourself that all of the stress and anxiety and pressure that comes along with a wedding are temporary, controllable, and unnecessary. Most of those dreaded feelings come around because brides think they need to plan a wedding that resembles everyone else's. They need to print out a wedding to-do list from an online website and follow it exactly, imitating the look, feel, and traditions from weddings that have spanned the last hundred years.
The truth that most brides forget is that your wedding can be however you want it to be. If you don't understand why the bride is supposed to wear a veil or why people throw rice at the happy couple as they make their grand exit, skip those traditions. Or if those traditions are still something you'd like to incorporate into your wedding, that's perfectly okay. There's nothing wrong with having tradition at your wedding, but give it a more modern spin. Mix in the old with a modern twist, that way your personality will shine through on the most expensive party you will ever throw for yourself in this lifetime. Here are eight old-school wedding traditions that can be revamped to have a more modern, 2016, feel to them.