We’re big fans of the magazine, Cosmopolitan, and heck, we even follow them on twitter! They publish a lot of great articles that are perfect for the bride to be, or really anyone in a relationship. This morning, we noticed them tweet out about certain wedding traditions that they more or less would like to see go down in flames….here’s what we think on the subject, and we want to hear your thoughts too!

Two things they want to ditch are both the bouquet toss and the garter retrieval. More and more, we’re seeing the garter retrieval disappear and we can understand why. It’s not really a PG activity and can be embarrassing for a lot of people involved. However, the bouquet toss we think should be kept, or at the very least modified. The “Cosmo” writer mentioned that she wanted to keep her bouquet, and of course, what bride wouldn’t? We always have our florists work in a “throw away” bouquet so that the bride can keep those beautiful petals she walked down the aisle with. 

Cosmo also mentioned a big tradition, and that is, seeing your sweetheart before that walk down the aisle. We know so many couples that toss that out the window and are now taking what is known as “a first look” picture. We recently posted on our Instagram (@RothweilerEventDesign) a behind the scenes shot of one of our couples that took advantage of a first look opportunity. This is a great chance for brides and grooms to see each other, one on one, before that march down the aisle. Not to mention, a lot of pictures can then be taken before the ceremony, thus freeing up the bride and groom to enjoy their cocktail hour, instead of a photoshoot. 

Check out the rest of the article and what traditions they say they would ditch. Did yours make the cut? What are you changing about your big day? Let us know in the comments selection below!

Article: http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/relationship-advice/wedding-traditions?src=spr_TWITTER&spr_id=1440_13594972

Danielle Rothweiler
Rothweiler Event Design

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