5 Wedding Traditions Brides Forget To Keep For Their Wedding

November 2, 2017 by Leah Carton
shefinds | Weddings

Every bride should tailor their own wedding ceremony and reception to their own personal style. However, there are some tried and true wedding traditions that are so good that it doesn't make much sense to do without them, plus they're timeless. So, you should consider keeping these for your own special day. Read on to find out five different wedding traditions some brides forget to keep for their wedding celebration.


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something borrowed

1. Something Borrowed

It's always special to ask a close relative or friend to borrow something of theirs for you to wear or keep with you on your wedding day. Whether it's a special token you can keep in your wedding day purse, or something you can tie around your bouquet, maybe even your wedding dress-- it feels good to have something borrowed that's been loved and used on your special day. 



blue shoes

2. Something Blue

And of course you'll need something blue if you have something borrowed. According to The Knot, the something blue tradition comes from the old English rhyme "Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your Shoe," which are all good luck items for the bride. 



tiered cake

3. Tiered Cake

A classic tiered cake makes for a perfect centerpiece for any reception room, and guarantees that there will be enough cake to go around to every single wedding guest. Plus, you can always save and freeze the top tier of your cake for you as a couple to eat together on your first wedding anniversary. 


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wedding toast

4. Wedding Toast

While you may want to skip the bouquet and garter toss, you should still keep the wedding toasts as part of your ceremony. These allow for special moments to hear from your best man and maid of honor, and also from those who wish to give a blessing or say their thanks before dinner and dancing begin. 

rice throwing

5. Throwing Rice

Rather than simply walking out of your wedding ceremony, be greeted by your guests for a fun finale-- with rice or confetti throwing of course. According to Martha Stewart Weddings, rice throwing at the end of a wedding ceremony dates back to olden times.


"Rice (most likely chosen for its availability and low cost) symbolized both fertility and prosperity, and tossing it at couples implied best wishes and good luck—for newborns, good harvests, and everything in between," the website reads.

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