Say Goodbye to Dated Traditions
For decades it's been a must to toss the bouquet, grab the garter and announce each member of the bridal party, but according to Kerry Beach, business director at Élan Artists, which offers entertainment nationally and internationally, these traditions are on their way out. "More and more couples are opting out of the bouquet toss and garter toss," she says. And as for the bridal party intros, she adds that couples are starting to prefer a simplified introduction and skip the list of announcements all together: "Couples are eager to relax and enjoy the music and their guests, so the list of usual formalities gets reduced. They just want to have fun!"