Tradition? What does that word even mean? Well, straight from Google’s mouth states that tradition is the ‘transmission of customs or beliefs’ so in wedding terms, what you’ve seen before, you may have liked and want to integrate that into your wedding ceremony.
One of the greatest and most profound traditions is the entrance to your ceremony. Traditionally, the bride is leaving the hands of her father or parents to join her groom. In modern times, there are many, many couples breaking away or moulding a tradition like the entrance to the ceremony and making it their own. Why? Because that’s what is important to them and even better, the way you include your family and friends and provide them with certain roles throughout your ceremony is ever evolving and changing with our society.
Cool, Georgia so like, what do I do?
Traditionally, one partner walks in with their dad while the other partner is eagerly awaiting. One partner may be walking in with their Dad, Partner’s Dad gives fiance a handshake or a cuddle and sits down without the “Who gives this woman away today?” type of wording that traditionally may have been shared. This custom is still integrated into ceremonies but it’s totally up to you!
In modern times, many couples are already living marriage and feel they are well and truly with their partner so why not think about some other ways to be given away in your ceremony.
Would you like to walk part of the way with your Dad then your groom comes to meet you?
Would you like to walk up with both of your parents?
Would your groom like to walk up with his parents too then you walk in with yours?
Are there other significant people in your life that you might like to have walk you up?
You and your partner may like to enter together because I mean, why not?
If you like any of these ideas sound like something you would like to do, go for it! It’s your wedding, your way. Your entrance can be something that reflects the type of tone, atmosphere or vibe you want to trickle through your ceremony so your guests leave saying “That was so them!”.