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What traditions are you NOT doing? (poll borrowed from TK)


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#21 EricaG

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    Posted 15 August 2008 - 02:32 PM

    -no veil
    -not a typical bouquet toss (all the women will be able to try and catch it)
    -no reception dance (although we may go dance at the one lobby bar witha love band)
    -not being "given away"
    -my Mom is walking our kids down the isle
    -barefoot
    -legal ceremony already done, so only a symbolic DW
    -no rehersal dinner (although we may all meet up together for supper anyway)
    -white dress with turquoise on it
    -father/daughter mother/son dance will be done with our kids rather than our parents (if we go dancing at the lobby bar)

    That dollar dance sounds fun, although I have never heard of it before. Around here people usually just kidnap the bride for an hour or so and have to raise a ransom before they bring her back. To collect the ransom, a cowboy boot is usually pasted around. During the kidnapping, the bride usually takes off to a bar to go dancing for a few songs before heading back to the reception!
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    #22 syl1115

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      Posted 16 August 2008 - 12:13 AM

      *I am marrying my ex-husband.
      *My daughters will be waking me down the aisle and giving me away (back to their father) I don't know if this is good thing or bad thing LOL
      *We will be staying together the night before.
      *Only having maid of honor and best man.
      *No flower girl/ring bearer. Actually, no children under 18.
      *I'm not wearing a veil.
      *I don't plan on doing Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue.
      *No sand ceremony or unity candle or any other type
      *No gifts
      *No father daughter/mother son dance. Parents are deceased
      *No TTD (if this is even a tradition) I must be getting old because I never even heard of this until I joined this forum. LOL
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      #23 nicoleandscott

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        Posted 16 August 2008 - 02:38 AM

        oooh this is fun!

        *no veil
        *no shoes (until the reception!)
        *short dress
        *no tuxes
        *no bouts
        *no sand/candle ceremony
        *no "readings" during the ceremony (it'll be short & sweet!)
        *most likely no dancing at the reception...it'll be more talking and hanging out
        *no rehearsal & dinner
        *no flower girl/ring bearer

        #24 Kat81

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          Posted 16 August 2008 - 04:59 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by ethrondson

          That dollar dance sounds fun, although I have never heard of it before. Around here people usually just kidnap the bride for an hour or so and have to raise a ransom before they bring her back. To collect the ransom, a cowboy boot is usually pasted around. During the kidnapping, the bride usually takes off to a bar to go dancing for a few songs before heading back to the reception!
          Ok that is the greatest thing ever LMAO.. I have never heard of that.

          #25 Hartyt509

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            Posted 16 August 2008 - 07:58 AM

            We are doing no traditions lol

            No garter
            No give away
            No white dress
            No dancing
            Not changing name

            It's generally gonna be a quick ceremony and a massive piss up lol

            #26 Andi

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              Posted 16 August 2008 - 09:23 AM

              Oooooh I have a good one...today actually my FI is going wedding dress shopping with me! I have narrowed it down to 4-5 different dresses and I REALLY want his opinion on them (otherwise I have this fear that he will just HATE the dress)...so we are going today! He won't actually know which one I end up getting but he will have seen me in the dress already!

              #27 Sloan

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                Posted 16 August 2008 - 05:10 PM

                What is this tradition you speak of? Heh

                *no garter/bouquet toss (I may wear a garter, but I dont know why)
                *Im walking the aisle by myself to an Angels & Airwaves song
                *no religion
                *no flower girl/ring bearer
                *no mother/father son/daughter dances
                *no veil
                *we will be staying in the same room
                *only having MOH and BM
                *FI will help me dress shop
                *no gifts
                *FI and I are getting boozed after the ceremony

                #28 JHarwood2Be

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                  Posted 16 August 2008 - 05:27 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Sloan
                  *Im walking the aisle by myself to an Angels & Airwaves song
                  *FI and I are getting boozed after the ceremony
                  Which song is it, if you don't mind me asking?
                  I think getting boozed is pretty much traditional...
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                  #29 MelissaMcClure

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                  Posted 16 August 2008 - 06:52 PM

                  Great thread! I go to weddings every weekend so there are so many things I don't want to do!

                  `Both parents walking me down the aisle
                  `No children under 16
                  `No ring bearer/flower girl
                  `my ceremony is going to be in the round
                  `no garter/bouquet toss
                  `no cake cutting - and no cake! (cupcakes)
                  `No religious ceremony
                  `Seeing each other before and he will see my dress
                  `No money/Honeymoon dance (they are popular on the West coast too)
                  `No regular veil (birdcage)
                  `after-party at same location (its a rental place with rooms)
                  `No limo

                  #30 michelle08

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                    Posted 16 August 2008 - 11:09 PM

                    Here is what we didn't do...

                    no large bridal party (moh & bm only)
                    no garter toss (didn't even wear one)
                    no boutinnere
                    no tie for groom
                    no special dances (only bride & groom)
                    no head table for bridal party
                    no bouquet toss
                    my mom gave me away
                    no engagement party
                    no rehearsal dinner/welcome dinner
                    no ring bearer or flower girl
                    no dj - ipod instead
                    we stayed together the night before
                    no gifts for parents
                    no gifts for each other
                    ivory dress vs. white
                    showed groom exact dress prior to wedding
                    had a destination wedding




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