Category: Wedding Traditions

How To Avoid Being a Bridezilla: Part Two

Stress is generally the underlying cause of angsty or flat-out angry brides. Therefore, limiting stress is your best defense against morphing into a bridezilla on your big day. Of course, even excellent planning ahead of time cannot prevent all stress. That’s where learning how to cope with it in a healthy way can help keep you… Read more »

Wacky Worldwide Wedding Traditions

If the idea of carrying something borrowed and blue seems strange to you, you might be surprised just how wild some wedding traditions can be. Across the globe many cultures are still using time-honored traditions to make weddings meaningful and memorable, but some of them make even the most scandalous garter removal you’ve seen seem… Read more »

Special Dances: Creating Lasting Memories

You don’t have to be Dancing with the Stars alumni or have years of Julliard training under your belt in order to dazzle on the dance floor during your wedding day. Including traditional dances, even if you don’t plan on hosting a huge dance party, can be a wonderful opportunity to create lifelong memories with… Read more »

A Global Tour of Wedding Traditions

Wedding ceremonies are a central life event in nearly all cultures across the globe and they have held this vaunted position since long before mankind began writing down its history. Much has changed in the history of weddings, as we moved from marriages intended to close alliances between families to marriages conducted for the sake… Read more »

Don’t Forget About the Rehearsal Dinner

We know an immense amount of careful planning goes in to making your wedding day a dream — but don’t forget about the rehearsal dinner! Your rehearsal dinner is the first event of your wedding weekend and the prelude to your big day. It sets the tone for the main event and helps both build… Read more »

The New Generation of Etiquette Advice

You’re engaged — congratulations! Now it’s time to plan one of the happiest days of your life. Though wedding planning is memory-making fun, it can be filled with etiquette uncertainties: Do you have to invite your third cousin twice removed? Does your single sister need a plus one for her flavor-of-the-month boyfriend? When you hear… Read more »

Break the Rules: Wedding Traditions You Can Skip

Your wedding day should be a reflection of you as a couple and your personalities, so don’t be afraid to break the rules: You don’t need to follow all the conventions of a traditional wedding if that’s not your style. Whether it comes to your wedding gown, your bridesmaids’ looks, your reception decor, or the… Read more »

What to Consider When Picking Bridesmaids Dresses

You’ve found your wedding dress, but now it’s time to find another: Your bridesmaids dress! The most important women in your life will be standing by your side as you say “I do” to your Mr. Right, and you want each friend to look beautiful. Gone are the days when bridesmaids dresses were notoriously an… Read more »

3 Unique Ideas for Your “Something Blue”

Every bride knows the classic rhyme: “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe.” The traditional poem details what a bride should wear for good luck on her wedding day. While most Texas brides have done away with the sixpence, nearly every bride says “I do” with a… Read more »

4 Texas Wedding Traditions That’ll Have You Saying “I Do, Y’all!”

We Texans are a proud group. We’re proud of our land, proud of our industries, proud of our reputation for plain talk and independence. We’re also proud of our rich cultural history, one that blends traditions of the Deep South and Mexico with cowboy culture and African-American culture with influences from Czech and German immigrants…. Read more »