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Wedding Traditions

'Something Old' -- Eleven Ideas From the Mother of the Bride

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 01.10.2017 | Weddings
Barbara Falconer Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall As the mother of the bride with lots of years to her credit (my past reaches deep into the twentieth century), I'm feelin...

Stunning Images Of A Bulgarian Muslim Bride Reviving Old Traditions

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 04.29.2016 | Religion

Love is one of the most common human emotions. But it's celebrated in extraordinarily different ways around the world. In the remote village of Dragin...

Here's Why Couples Tie Their Hands Together During Pagan Weddings

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.02.2016 | Religion

Weddings hold a place of sacred importance in many spiritual traditions. They are rites of passage, marking a new chapter in a person's life. In conte...

How Symbolic Exchanges Add Meaning to Your Wedding

Anne Naylor | Posted 01.15.2017 | Weddings
Anne Naylor

Including Symbolic Exchanges brings a personal touch that makes your wedding engaging for your witnesses. These exchanges reflect your values and priorities. They are the creative touches that makes your wedding ceremony inspiring.

How to Plan an Interfaith Wedding

Sandy Malone | Posted 12.21.2016 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Whether they celebrate a specific religion or are just spiritual, what's most important is that the bride and groom have the option of being as religious -- or as secular -- as they wish for the wedding celebration.

14 Mixed Gender Wedding Parties That Beautifully Bucked Tradition

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 09.03.2015 | Weddings

It's 2015, folks, and we are of the firm belief that wedding traditions should be optional. That means your bridal party should be made up of anyone y...

5 Ways To Make Dad Feel Special On The Big Day

Leila Lewis | Posted 06.11.2016 | Weddings
Leila Lewis

With Father's Day just around the corner and it being the season of summer weddings, I wanted to share some unique ideas on how to celebrate your dad on the "big day."

24 Wedding Traditions You Can Totally Skip

The Knot | Posted 06.09.2016 | Weddings
The Knot

Even if you consider yourself a traditional bride, we're betting there's at least one wedding ceremony upgrade you'd consider.

Tips You May Not Have Considered When Buying a Wedding Gown

Shannon Wrzesinski | Posted 06.02.2016 | Weddings
Shannon Wrzesinski

I got married over Labor Day weekend in 1994, and had over a year of planning time, which allowed for my wedding gown shopping to go smoothly; including escaping a potentially awkward situation.

8 Fun Facts About Wedding Traditions Around The World

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.23.2015 | Weddings

From covering the bride and groom in ash, flour and feathers in Scotland to log sawing in Germany after the ceremony, tying the knot never gets boring...

What These 12 Pieces Of South Asian Wedding Jewelry Really Mean

Jafreen M. Uddin | Posted 02.11.2015 | Weddings
Jafreen M. Uddin

Jewelry and adornments take on a whole new meaning in South Asian celebrations -- did you know there's an auspicious sign behind nearly every piece of jewelry a South Asian bride wears?

5 Things You Only Believe About Weddings Because Advertisers Told You To

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 12.04.2014 | Weddings

While some wedding traditions are lovely and make for lasting memories, others feel forced, dated and altogether irrelevant. Interestingly enough,...

Wedding Proposals...By Postcard

Tricia Spencer | Posted 01.14.2015 | Weddings
Tricia Spencer

Would you propose marriage, or accept a proposal of marriage, by postcard? Not likely? Well, that wasn't always the conventional opinion.

5 Obscure Wedding Traditions We Should Definitely Bring Back

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.12.2014 | Weddings

While we love a good hora, there are plenty of wedding traditions we're more than happy to skip (er, Garter belt, anyone?) That's because a lot of ...

Rites and Rituals

Sonya Hamlin | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Sonya Hamlin

Ends of seasons signal transitions, and the one from the long winter through the questionable spring before the hopeful leap into summer also engender...

Always A Bridesmaid (11 Times)

Michelle Kennedy | Posted 08.17.2014 | Women
Michelle Kennedy

Some dramafied episode will happen. It just will. I've seen fistfights that ended the dancing part and major b*tchery between the bride's newer friends and older ones. I've seen food throwing between divorced parents of the bride.

5 Wedding Traditions That Are Almost Gone With the Wind

Sandy Malone | Posted 08.16.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

You're literally paying for your wedding reception by the minute. Did you mean to waste 15 minutes of reception dance time later so your friends could do silly dances as they entered the party (for the second time)?

A Surprising Number Of People Still Think Sex Before Marriage Is A No-No

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 06.05.2014 | Weddings

A recent Harris poll on weddings indicates that there are still a whole lot of people who think sex before marriage is a no-no. They surveyed 2,300...

Breaking Tradition Can Be the Best Tradition

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 07.13.2014 | Weddings
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

There is a fine line between holding onto items for sentimental reason and because you deserve a spot on the season premiere of Hoarders. Similarly, between real tradition and yet another excuse for excess.

5 Fascinating Wedding Traditions From Around The World

Sonali Lamba | Posted 06.09.2014 | Weddings
Sonali Lamba

Whether it's something old, new, borrowed, or blue, for many brides, tradition is the foundation upon which the wedding of her dreams is built. No bride is the same and no culture celebrates the same traditions.

The 16 Most Unusual Wedding Traditions From Around The World

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 04.08.2014 | Weddings

Weddings, to this day, are steeped in tradition -- regardless of where in the world they take place. For instance, did you know that the practice ...

7 Ways To Say 'I Don't' To Outdated Wedding Traditions

Bustle | Posted 06.03.2014 | Weddings

While the big day is definitely something you want to remember, a true feminist wedding is when the partners know it's really about their marriage.

Wedding Guest Is Determined To Catch The Bouquet, At Any Cost

Posted 12.09.2013 | Weddings

The popularity of the wedding bouquet toss tradition is said to be declining, but you wouldn't know it based on this recent wedding fail. In a vid...

10 Wedding World Records That Are Nothing Short Of Amazing

Posted 11.25.2013 | Weddings

By Kristen Droesch for Weddings are becoming more and more extravagant, and we're all aware of it. Haven't you ever found yourself ...

Why We'll Be Pronounced By Our Names On Our Wedding Day

Amanda Chatel | Posted 12.31.2013 | Weddings
Amanda Chatel

On our wedding day, we'd like to be pronounced by our names: Amanda and Olivier. Why? Because I'm Amanda first and foremost before I'm Olivier's wife, and the same goes for him.