Wedding Trends of the 90's
by Brenda Davidson
Serving the Denton area as Your
Certified Wedding Consultant
What is proper these days is only held to tradition by what can be done
in good taste. Tradition has been adapted to the "changing times"
by the Bride and Groom interjecting a few new ideas of their own.
Here are a few trends that have found their way into ceremonies and
receptions of weddings of the 90's.
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Many are following the Jewish tradition of the mother and father escorting
the Bride down the aisle. This is a special way to honor your mother. It
is also appropriate for the mother to escort the Bride, if the father is
deceased or not a part of the family.
The groom may escort his mother to her seat giving her a kiss and then
taking his place at the altar.
The groom meets the bride halfway down the aisle and they proceed to the
Children of the Bride may escort or accompany her down the isle.
After the recessional the Bride and Groom come back in and release the
rows and greet their guests.
Toasts are being offered not only by the Best Man, but also the Maid of
Honor and other family members. Toasts are also offered in memory of loved
ones that are not in attendance.
Have your children accompany you in the lighting of the Unity Candle.
An alternative to the bride and groom kissing to the clinking of glasses
is to have balloons at each table with a message inside. When someone wants
the bride and groom to kiss they break a balloon and do whatever it says
inside the balloon, such as a funny story about the bride or groom. The
message inside the balloon could include names of couples attending the
reception and they would kiss when the balloon is broken instead of the
bride and groom kissing.
White doves are released by the bride and groom after they are pronounced
Mr. and Mrs. symbolizing love, peace and faithfulness.
Guests release live butterflies at the end of the ceremony instead of the
traditional rice or birdseed. Bubbles and bells are also a new trend being
used as the couple exit.
Consider signing your marriage license after the lighting of the unity
candle. This is a special way to allow your guests to witness this event.
This can also take up some extra time during the music.
Childhood pictures of the bride and groom are used as table decorations
at the reception.
Instead of the traditional guest book, couples are matting their engagement
picture and allowing the guests to sign the mat. Attractively framed this
makes an excellent piece of art for the couples first home.
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