Weddings are saturated in traditions and it seems that the trend in so many areas of life is to step out of the traditional in favor of embracing what’s new and reflects your own personal philosophies. So we need to ask, what about established wedding etiquette? Many are old time rules so should we throw them all out and make all new ones?

While that is often the modern way there is a phrase that applies to much of wedding etiquette that can make us hesitate before we “get rid”. The phrase is “time tested”. Yes much of what has become long established ways of doing things are that way because it it what works.

A wedding planning period comes with a certain amount of stress for all involved and following some old and reasonable customs gives all some peace of mind when it is already established who is in charge of what and what is expected of them. It eliminates so much added time and discussion when we already know who will be walked down the aisles first, and who is in charge of making sure at the close of the reception who will button up the final details. If our families choose to stick to the script so to speak then the groom’s family will know they can enjoy hosting the rehearsal dinner.

The word “etiquette” is really just a way to show manners and manners are all about being thoughtful of those around you and not needlessly hurting someone’s feelings. And really, no matter what the era does thoughtfulness ever go out of style.

Of course, reasonableness applies and for some things time has necessitate a change. Now it is more commmon for the bride or the couple to pay for the bride’s dress and much of the wedding and that can be decided by the family.

Whatever your wedding style, we are sure that you will be happy that you shopped for your dress at Amanda-Lina’s. Like weddings that are often a mixture of old and new we are a well established business that works and we carry the very newest in bridal wear. We look forward to meeting you soon

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