The Millennial generation often leads the way in generating new trends in all things and wedding traditions are no exception! From serving wood-fired pizza instead of the standard catered fare to having a bouquet toss, millennial couples are replacing many traditions in favor of new and memorable ways to celebrate their big day.
The bouquet toss is one of the traditions that seems to be losing favor with today’s modern brides. Where once getting married was seen as a goal to aspire to for a young woman, today’s generations think of it more as a choice and a partnership rather than a symbol of success. The bouquet toss has lost much of its significance as the meaning of getting married and the typical roles in a marriage have changed.
“ Whether completely traditional or wildly inimitable, the one constant in modern weddings is originality and romanticism. ”
Young couples now are part of a very inclusive generation that prefers to value symbolism and meaning over traditionalism. Ceremonies that get the guests personally involved in the observance of their union are being substituted for the bouquet or garter toss.
One new trend is for ring warming ceremonies, where the couple’s wedding bands are passed to all the guests to hold and pass positive energy to are gaining in popularity. Some brides choose to make the bouquet toss co-ed now, where both male and female guests participate to catch the ‘next wedding’ bouquet. And some brides choose to offer their bouquet to the oldest female relative in attendance, a grandmother or great-grandmother as a symbol of honor.
It isn’t just the bouquet toss that’s being replaced with new traditions. Many of the old-style rituals are changing as brides look to make their wedding unique and meaningful for both the wedding couple and their guests. Whether completely traditional or wildly inimitable, the one constant in modern weddings is originality and romanticism. We recommend that it’s your day, make it meaningful for you!
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