Wedding Traditions are in Transition with Today’s Brides
Oct 14, 2013 - 12:01:23 AM
· They are switching up the bridal party. They have guy friends acting as maids of honor, and their best girlfriends being ushers!
· Brides' parents don't have to foot the bill exclusively anymore. Both parents and couples are pitching in to help foot the bill. Weddings are becoming more expensive and brides are getting older and better established financially prior to marriage.
Despite all the change there are a few traditions that are not changing. The traditions brides in the United States are holding on to are:
· The one thing two-thirds of brides are not changing and demanding is their dad still walks them down the aisle.
Traditions have a purpose as they represent generations from the past as well as old friends. A wedding is planned and represents what both the bride and groom value in their life going forward. Conflict happens when the bride or groom disagrees or their families disagree with the representation of the couples' family traditions. Talking to your fiancée' about the importance you place on family traditions prior to the wedding day can help you avoid unexpected family drama on your wedding day. -Mary Jo Rapini
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