Wedding Traditions

  08 Nov 2018

How traditional is your wedding going to be?

There are so many things to think about once you are newly engaged, but one question which may crop up is to wonder ‘how traditional your wedding will be.’ We have rounded up some of the most well-known wedding day traditions below:

  • White dress and veil – the white dress tradition came into place when Queen Victoria married Prince Albert in 1840. Since then, we have seen so many gorgeous styles of wedding dress and of veil, from the ballet length to the birdcage veil, to really suit each bride. But what sets the modern bride apart from her mother’s generation is a ringing conviction that wearing a veil is less often a matter of custom than it is one of personal choice. Check out some of these looks where the Ufton brides have opted for a veil, and those who have not.

Couple photo by the iron gates - veil

Bride and groom - no veil but a gorgeous lace backed dress

Bride and groom in the herb garden - long veil

  • Three tiered fruit cake – traditionally wedding cakes were on display throughout the day and served to the guests at the reception. It was a symbol of good luck and featured three tiers of fruit cake. Nowadays, we see lots of exciting spin offs of the wedding cake. Will you be following tradition?

Three tiered wedding cake - green icing on top and bottom tier

A 'naked' cake - non-traditional wedding cake

A 'bake off' style cake table with lots of different cakes including a chocolate cake, cookies, a victoria sponge and a vegan carrot cake

  • Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue… – we’ve all heard the saying, which is another Victorian tradition that many brides still follow today. It is another symbol of good luck. But how will you incorporate this little rhyme into your wedding day?

Something old, something new... - blue shoes, a garter, the wedding ring and necklace and some earrings.

  • Speeches – recently, we have seen the rise of brides making a speech at their wedding, and quite frankly, we love it – #GIRLPOWER

Bride doing the speeches - traditions

Bride making a speech at her autumn wedding

  • Walking down the aisle – this is sure to be one of the most nerve wracking moments of the day, but how will you be walking down the aisle?

Bride walking down the aisle alone

Traditions - bride walking down the aisle with her father

Bride walking down the aisle with father in the Archers Hall

All photos taken at past Ufton Weddings

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