Keeping Tradition Can be Expensive
There are a lot of traditions and costs that go into your wedding. However, you need to find a way to prioritize them in case your budget gets tight! Take a look at some of the biggest and oldest wedding traditions that most bride's choose to include in their wedding. Keeping tradition isn't a requirement of getting married, but it sure can be a lot of fun. So, think about which wedding traditions are important to you and then be sure to prioritize them as you make your budget.
The traditional white wedding dress was born the day that Queen Victoria of England wore one on her wedding day in 1840. Today, the average cost of a traditional white wedding dress is between $400 and $1,700.
Wedding cakes as a wedding tradition date bake to medieval times when they were essentially bread and a symbol of fertility and prosperity. Now, the wedding cake is much more extravagant and typically costs between $300 and $690
The Bridal Bouquet
The wedding bouquet started as mostly herbs and a way to ward off evil spirits. It was also believed to prevent the plague. A flower bouquet for the bride now costs between $150-$350.
The Garter Toss
The garter toss was born from a couple different traditions. One of which of believing that getting a piece of the bride's wedding dress would bring you good luck. So while most see the garter toss as a flirty and innuendo type of tradition today, it was started as a way to ward off eager guests from essentially ripping the the bride's dress a part. A garter
typically costs around $35 to $75. Though, many guests use a cheaper one for the toss and keep the nicer one for themselves.
Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue
This wedding traditional is a whole lot of superstition. Kind of like an athlete who doesn't wash his socks all season. To uphold this tradition you need:
- something old that represents your past life before marriage,
- then, something new to represent you new married life,
- something borrowed from someone with a happy marriage,
- and something blue as a symbol of faithfulness.
The exact cost of this tradition depends entirely on what you use as each item.