Wedding Traditions Couples Are Choosing To Ignore | Stephen Coleclough
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Wedding Traditions Couples Are Choosing To Ignore

At a wedding, there are a tonne of traditions that people have come to expect.

However, a lot of couples are now choosing to ignore them.

Most wedding traditions are now seen as being outdated and behind the times, which doesn’t work well for a modern wedding.

So, which wedding traditions will you be saying goodbye to?

Spending the Night Before Apart

One of the most well known wedding traditions is for the couple to spend the night before the wedding apart.

However, a lot of people are choosing to do the opposite.

Spending the night apart can be impractical, costly and simply not something that a couple in love wants to do the night before they tie the knot.

Immediately Heading Off On a Honeymoon

In the past, it has been common for couples to head off on their honeymoon straight after the wedding.

However, this is not something that many couples are still choosing to do.

Now, it’s a lot more common for a couple to book a honeymoon for a few weeks after their big day.

Not only does this give you the chance to fully enjoy your wedding day, but it’s something to look forward to at a later date.

Men Doing All of the Speeches

Traditionally, it’s usually men who do the majority of speeches at a wedding but things are changing.

A lot of bridesmaids, mothers of the bride and maids of honour are now also doing speeches.

This is a great way for the bride to hear from her friends and family.

Plus, it adds variety.

Matching Bridesmaid Dresses

For many years, it was popular for all of the bridesmaids dresses to match.

Now, this isn’t the case.

A lot of brides are now realising that bridesmaid dresses with a little bit of variety can actually add a great deal of style to the wedding party.

Consider dresses in the same colour but a different style, or dresses in the same style but different colours.

Though a lot of wedding traditions have been in place for a number of years, there’s nothing to say that you can’t ignore those that don’t work for you.

Instead, take control and plan a wedding that’s closer to who you are as a couple.

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough is one of the UK's premier wedding DJs and the winner of multiple industry awards and accolades. His favourite wedding song? Love Shack of course - a guaranteed floor filler! You can find him on Twitter at

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