Wedding Trends, Traditions & Customs

Marina Wedding locationWedding Style…

What wedding style fits your personality best? Rustic, Vintage, High Drama, Pure Romance or Whimsical?

If you’re still looking for wedding design inspiration for your special day, here are some great ideas and hot trends from Bridal Guide.


Tradition is defined as ‘the handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs, information, etc. from generation to generation’ or ‘a long-established or inherited way of thinking or acting’.

So are you traditional, conventional (what is generally done or believed) or unconventional (not conforming to what is generally done or beleived)?

A relatively recent addition to the traditional wedding ceremony is the Wedding Sand Ceremony (also known as the Unity Sand Ceremony) where different coloured sands are poured into a glass jar or vase presenting the joining or combining of two lives into one. The idea is that the sand cannot be separated or divided. This can be done just with just the two of you (as husband and wife) or with your children and/or parents.

A traditional ritual is that of the Unity Candle Ceremony where a set of 3 candles are placed on a table/bench and one parent from each side of the family (more commonly the mothers) come forward to light a candle for each of you, followed by the lighting of the centre candle together signifying the unity of two families becoming one.

The Sand and Candle Ceremonies may however not be to your liking, so you could look at other alternatives. A unique example is the Love Lock Ceremony, where couples lock heart shaped padlocks together with their names and special dates engraved on them and attach them to a family tree for example.

Family and tradition are the root of our existence. Here are 12 Wedding Traditions from around the World.

For something a little different, check at these Extraordinary Wedding Traditions from around the Globe.

Whatever tradition, custom and/or ritual you have in mind, I will work with you to incorporate it into your ceremony.

It is Your Wedding Day and it would be an honour to help you make one of life’s most important promises.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to Contact me.