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Keeping Tradition While Keeping a Budget

Keeping Tradition While Keeping a Budget

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.

Wedding Dress

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 Cake

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

Celtic Charm Bridal Garter 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.  
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A Fun Wedding Tradition to Break

The Wedding Dress: White or not to White

It is traditional in many cultures to wear a white wedding dress. Surprise! Okay, so that isn't a big shocker. For the most part it has to do with representing purity or in some cultures, virginity.  Either way when someone says wedding dress, people think white.  Wedding dresses have grown in styles, but the traditional white is still the most dominant and breaking the trend of the white wedding dress is often the most statement making veer from tradition.  So if you run in a more traditional crowed - grandpa will have a heart attack if you walk down the aisle in a gorgeous ruby gown - be prepared for possible back lash. However, for those wanting a unique wedding dress, this can be one of the funnest wedding traditions to break

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Really this could be any bold color, but jeweled tones are one hundred percent on trend this year. A jewel toned wedding dress would be keeping with top trends, but also be a huge step out of tradition! The key to still keeping the bridal look will be in all the styling. Imagine this unique wedding dress with an emerald lace veil and a bouquet of all white flowers. Can you say show stopper? 

Going all BlackStunning Black Lace & Tulle Unique Wedding Dress

A black wedding dress is most definitely not just for the goth bride. It actually creates a really vintage look, reminiscent of the 1800s and silhouettes.

Blushing Bride

Are you into blush wedding dresses?Blush wedding gowns aren't exactly new, but they are gorgeous! This alternative to the classic white keeps the same tone as the traditional wedding gown without falling completely in line. It is great when you really want the lace detail to pop!

Dip Dyed Wedding DressDip Dye Unique Wedding Dress + DIY Instructions see more at

Dip Dyed wedding dresses have made their way to front and center in 2017. This is a traditional gown with a twist ranging from something simple like what is pictured here, to a full ombre or blend of colors. This is a great option for that traditional bride that wants to break tradition and end up with a truly unique wedding dress!

A Unique Wedding Dress Print

Colourful Wedding Dress, Unconventional Dress More How gorgeous is this dress? Some might not think this would be "bridal enough", but it is unmistakably a princess moment. Imagine this with a gorgeous veil and the bridal look is unmistakable.

A See Through Wedding Dress

Im not really into wedding gowns but this one is exquisite. This unique wedding dress may be white but it definitely isn't traditional. Really, the fact that it is white is not going to be the first thing noticed when you arrive in this beautiful and sexy wedding dress. It almost looks as if the lace is a part of her, rather than something she is wearing.
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