Largely associated with African American weddings, the broom jumping unity ceremony is an ancient tradition in many cultures throughout the world. The metaphor of the broom is particularly fitting for marriage as it symbolizes the sweeping away of an old life … Continue reading
As 2013 comes to a close, it’s been an enlightening experience to review some of the most-read wedding tradition articles over this past year. Reaching nearly 50,000 worldwide hits, there continues to be an overwhelming interest in finding the perfect wedding date, especially a weekend date that is blessed with positive energy.
Your many other favorites include:
- Money Dance Songs: The Best and Worst Songs to Play for Your Wedding Money Dance
- The Kissing Games: Celebrate Love with Wedding Kissing Games
- Christian Covenant Wedding Vows: How to Incorporate Covenant Vows Into Your Christian Wedding
- The Ideal Engagement Period: The Decision to Delay or Fast Track Your Wedding is Complex
- Sky Lantern Wedding Wishes: Inspirational Quotes for Sky Lantern Ceremonies
- Same-Sex Wedding Traditions: Gay Marriage Ceremonies Blend the Old and New
- Quotes and Readings for a Tree Ceremony: Infuse Meaning into a Wedding Tree
In total, more than 189,746 readers from 132 countries have dropped by the blog and the About.com Wedding Traditions site seeking meaningful ways to incorporate their cultural customs into their special day.
Brides have also found inspiration in the Traditions Wedding Blog Pinterest pages, especially when it comes to looking for unique ideas for a groom’s cake and boutonnieres as well as sample marriage vows and keepsake ideas for displaying your promises.
It is my sincere wish that you find guidance in these articles as you navigate the often overwhelming process of planning a wedding. If there is a topic you would like to know more about, drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the Traditions Wedding Blog Guest Book.
Happy New Year, and I look forward to continuing this journey with you throughout 2014!
As one of the highest-priced items in the wedding planning process, couples invest considerable time in choosing the perfect engagement rings and wedding bands. According to a 2011 Engagement & Jewelry Study released by the XO Group, the parent company of TheKnot.com and … Continue reading
Traditions Wedding Blog has launched a new Pinterest page to inspire and guide you in designing an exceptional wedding that celebrates your heritage. Many of the boards are created to support the articles that appear on the blog, including “An Elegant … Continue reading
Obsessing over the perfect wedding shoe is not just for American brides. Throughout the world, from China to Sweden and India to England, bridal shoes have secured a starring role in the marriage ceremony. Rituals range from tucking a lucky … Continue reading
In my most recent Wedding Traditions articles on About.com, I explore how same sex couples are incorporating and adapting many of the age-old wedding traditions that take place during heterosexual marriage ceremonies and receptions. Whether you are planning a same … Continue reading
I recently stumbled upon some surprising facts about how American brides view the common custom of changing their surname. Nearly 90 percent choose to adopt their husband’s name, and a 2011 study found that half believe the practice should be … Continue reading
Do you know how your partner plans to kiss when the officiant announces, “You may kiss the bride!”? After nine years as a couple, Jamie and I didn’t practice The Kiss, so I was genuinely surprised when he swept me … Continue reading