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Bidding Farewell to Wedding Traditions — POLL

Wedding traditions—Some wedding traditions have been around for AGES and while some people love the idea of engaging in these traditional events others find them outdated, unnecessary, a waste of resources, and even sexist. Whether you’re for or against certain wedding traditions it basically comes down to personal choices and choosing the options that best represent you as a couple.

I polled 128 people and gave then 9 options to choose from. People could choose more than one option and were asked “Which Wedding Traditions Did you Skip?”

The options were:

  • Garter Toss — 18.2%
  • Bouquet Toss — 16%
  • Bridal Party (didn’t have one, no maid of honour/best man, mixed genders etc.) — 4.1%
  • First dance –2.8%
  • Married somewhere other than a church — 14.5%
  • No flower girl/ring bearer — 12.3%
  • Guests weren’t split onto “bride” & “groom” sides — 15%
  • No cake feeding/smashing — 11.7%
  • Other — 5.4%

From the given choices participants chose “garter toss” as the MOST skipped wedding tradition with one participant saying “why would I want to toss something sweaty from my leg at my guests?”


128 Brides were polled and asked which wedding traditions they skipped or are planning on skipping.

What about you? What Wedding Tradition did you skip? Are you planning on skipping any? Why or why not? I’d love to hear from you!

As always, thank you for reading and supporting,

Eco Bride Project

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