7 Best Wedding Traditions to Keep around Forever ...

Some wedding traditions come and go just like wedding trends. If you are a sentimental bride who loves to keep old family traditions going, like passing down grandma's wedding dress or keeping grandpa's pin on your bouquet, then you may agree with my list of Best Wedding Traditions to Keep Around Forever. But don't worry, I have something for you offbeat, nontraditional brides too...

1. Something Old...

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When we first got engaged I knew exactly what my "Something Old" would be. There are five very special people in my life; my grandparents from both sides of my family and my great aunt, who have passed away and I always knew that their spirits and love would be there with me on my big day. On my bridal bouquet I pinned my grandmother's name pin, my great aunt's butterfly pin, and a locket that belonged to my other grandmother. I love the history and the memories that this photo will always carry, this is why I believe that having "Something Old" with you on your wedding day is one of the best wedding traditions to keep around forever.

2. Something New...

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The first idea that probably pops in your head for "Something New" for your wedding day would be your gown, of course if this is what you want it to be that works just fine. However, I love the idea of wearing something new that was just given to you as a gift from your soon to be hubby and vice versa. When you are both getting ready you can have a bridesmaid and groomsmen bring you the gift to open so your photographer can capture the excitement. A "Something New" from your groom could be a necklace, a ring for your right hand, or even a new pair of earrings. For your groom a nice pair of cufflinks or new cologne for him to wear would be a perfect way for him to share this best wedding tradition with you.

3. Something Borrowed...

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If you are looking for a pair of earrings or a bracelet that would help complete your wedding day look, perhaps your MOH or one of your bridesmaids has something that could be your "Something Borrowed". When you walk down the aisle wearing that borrowed item your friend or family member shared with you, you feel loved and blessed knowing that they are all there to help you celebrate this special day and celebrate you and your fiance. This is why I love this wedding tradition and believe that it should be around forever!

4. Something Blue...

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Continuing with the, "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed... here is our "Something Blue". Nowadays there are many ways to incorporate that "Something Blue" detail into your wedding day attire for this wedding tradition. You can carry a blue hydrangea bouquet, sew your wedding date with blue thread on the inside of your gown, or wear these cute blue 'I Do' stickers on the bottom of your wedding heels! What was your "Something Blue"?

5. Tossing or Wearing a Garter Belt...

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Wearing a garter belt under your gown can be something you share with just your soon to be hubby or it can be something that gets your guests up on their feet during the reception. I love the idea of keeping this wedding tradition around because it gets your groom involved, your guests, and makes for funny wedding photos! With this sexy garter belt from Etsy shop Pixel & Hank you can have your "Something Blue" as well.

6. First Dance...

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You don't have to be professional dancers to keep this wedding tradition alive, just take your spouse by the hand and sway back and forth in eachother's arms. I love the "First Dance" at wedding receptions, it helps get the party started and brings your guests to the dance floor. If you aren't comfortable with dancing for too long by yourselves, ask your wedding party to join you to help break the ice.

7. Make a New Tradition: the First Look...

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For all of the nontraditional brides, this new wedding tradition is for you! I think all brides, including traditional ones, should incorporate a new tradition and their own tradition into their big day. I love, love, love "The First Look", how much in love are you with this adorable couple as they get a glimpse of each other right before they say 'I Do' and become husband and wife! The First Look is a great way to have a moment to enjoy by yourselves and share that moment before you see all of your guests.

This list of best wedding traditions may leave out some of your favorites, but that doesn't mean that I don't love them or that they shouldn't be kept around forever. I only have so much space, so please share with me your favorite wedding traditions that were left out of my list and tell me about the ones you love that are on my list of best wedding traditions!

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