Ditch the Garter Toss, Save It for Your Groom!

by Oh Lovely Day

Last week I posted about ditching the bridal bouquet toss.  So it should come as no surprise when I tell you to DITCH the garter toss, too! When someone says “garter toss”, I think yuck.  Or maybe it’s gross.  I mean, come ON!  Do you really want to sit there while all your wedding guests watch your husband creep up your gown to remove your garter (possibly with his teeth)?  YUCK.  This is definitely a wedding tradition to, well, toss. Now, that doesn't mean you...

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Reasons to DITCH the Bridal Bouquet Toss

by Oh Lovely Day

  Hi lovely readers!  Chandra from Oh Lovely Day here again.  So I was a little hesitant to write on this topic, because I know people are really attached to tossing the bouquet.  And it can make for some fun photos.  Ok, my dears, here it goes.  DITCH the bouquet toss!  Here’s why:   First of all, you probably paid at least $150 (or more!) for that bouquet and it is gorgeous.  Would you just toss money around like that?  Of course not.  Secondly, and more...

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Five Wedding Traditions for Cultural I Do’s

by Azure

Before the Thanksgiving holiday, we shared seven time-honored traditions from cultures around the world. From jumping the broom to being crowned as a couple, I think we all learned something new! But the unique customs from around the globe do not stop there! Read on to learn five more wonderful wedding traditions:   IRELAND- Emerald Isle: The Claddagh ring is commonly known as the traditional Irish wedding ring. The ring features a heart, crown and set of hands,...

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Wedding Traditions from Around the World

by Azure

We predicted that for 2011 weddings, a top trend would be infusing culture and heritage into couple's I Do's.  And boy were we right! More and more nearlyweds are incorporating time-honored wedding customs from their countries of origin, honoring their heritages in the most special way.  So today, we take a look at seven wedding traditions from around the world!   AFRICA- Jumping the Broom: What a great way to start anew!  At traditional African weddings, as a way to...

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To Hitch or to Ditch: Tossing the Bridal Bouquet

by Azure

  As you know, weddings are laced with traditions, some dating back to the 14th century.  One such tradition is the bridal bouquet toss.   Did you know... Back in the day, brides' tossed their bouquets (and anything else tossable) to avoid getting bum rushed by their wedding guests.  Sound strange?  Well... it's much less sinister than it sounds, but still pretty wild!  Anything the bride wore, held or touched on her wedding day was believed to be lucky, with the...

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Wedding Traditions Revealed: Groom Carrying Bride Over The Threshold

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Recently I watched a movie where the groom went out of his way to carry his bride over the threshold which made me start thinking - is this still a common practice, or is it an old tradition? Through my research I have found the origin of this tradition and want to reach out to all of my readers to see if they believe the tradition has continued to change into a more positive tradition or if they even take part in carrying their bride into their new home...

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