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Modern or Traditional?

Lynnie, on October 16, 2018 at 11:08 AM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 41
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Wedding etiquette & traditions can give some of us the nostalgic romantic wedding feel we want, but you can't ignore the creative possibilities and ease of planning that a more modern wedding planning approach can provide!

Which wedding traditions are you choosing to to skip or revamp, and which tried-and-true traditions can you not imagine getting married without?


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41 Comments

Latest activity by SierraToBeMull, on November 11, 2019 at 3:20 PM
  • DC Wife 10.27.18
    Master October 2018
    DC Wife 10.27.18 ·
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    Totally modern with food stations, highboy and cocktail tables, lounge areas...

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  • Chiemeri
    Just Said Yes October 2019
    Chiemeri ·
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    Modern all the way down
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  • Melissa
    VIP October 2018
    Melissa ·
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    Traditional with most things, but we put a modern "spin" on a few. The ceremony music, the wedding vows, we're doing a first look, and we're not doing a honeymoon (at least not in year 1). We also are half and half with the cake - cake to serve about 100, but dessert table for everyone who doesn't want cake.


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  • Leiah
    Just Said Yes May 2019
    Leiah ·
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    Definitely modern. I have never been that girl that dreams of my wedding day so I certainly don't care to adhere to traditional standards and expectations. My wedding will be on Mother's Day and will be a family brunch event.

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  • M
    Just Said Yes November 2018
    MICHAEL ·
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    More modern approach. Small ceremony. 20-25 guests.

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  • Marty
    Just Said Yes November 2018
    Marty ·
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    Modern but massive!
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  • Megan
    VIP January 2019
    Megan ·
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    Pretty traditional: Staying apart the night before, no first look, formal processional with live musicians but NOT the bridal march, cocktail hour, sit down dinner and dancing. We put our own flavor into a lot of things, and eliminated a few like the bouquet and garter toss.

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  • Nikita
    VIP April 2019
    Nikita ·
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    Far from traditional. The ceremony is direct kin only and the reception will be up to 65 people the following day. We're also planning on food trucks; an online invitation system (with paper for older adults and keepsakes); succulents & dried herbs instead of flowers; tea-length retro- inspired dress, and the venue is a new contemporary art gallery.

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  • Amanda
    Savvy April 2020
    Amanda ·
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    Traditional Korean and other traditional traditions from other countries

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  • L
    Just Said Yes April 2020
    Leann ·
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    Modern is what I’m going with
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  • K
    Just Said Yes October 2019
    Kimberly ·
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    I'm half and half certain things I wouldn't change but some are out dated
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  • Futuremrs.lord
    Dedicated June 2022
    Futuremrs.lord ·
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    A little bit of both, mostly Traditional but a lot of it will end up being Modern. I wouldn't call it either, it's more like "our style" of wedding.

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  • Stephanie
    Dedicated May 2022
    Stephanie ·
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    My wedding is going to be mostly traditional but with some elements changed for examplr this version of dearly beloved is what ill be walking down the isle too
    https://youtu.be/1bzizsJfOlw
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  • Megan
    Just Said Yes August 2019
    Megan ·
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    Modern of course!
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  • K
    Just Said Yes December 2018
    Katie ·
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    We are going to Gatlinburg, TN and going to the Sugarland Chapel with just out close family and then coming home that next Saturday and having a reception with other family and friends... so for the reception we are having it more of a mix because we are not doing it like most.

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  • rica
    VIP September 2018
    rica ·
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    As an overall, I think most of us like to consider ourselves modern. But I think my wedding had more traditional elements than I consciously planned for or realized. Interesting threads to go through.


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  • S
    Just Said Yes July 2020
    Shachele ·
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    A little of both my fiance is Traditional
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  • Catilyn
    Just Said Yes June 2019
    Catilyn ·
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    I am not needing a planner but thank you.
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  • B
    Just Said Yes March 2019
    Bridgett ·
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    Its western themed
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  • Resha
    Just Said Yes March 2019
    Resha ·
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    On March 24 2019
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