Wedding Traditions & Ceremony Ideas

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Inside Weddings shares the latest wedding ideas for your wedding ceremony décor, sites and locations for your vow exchange, wedding ceremony traditions, and more!

Ceremony & Traditions

10 Ideas for Your Wedding Aisle Décor at the Ceremony

Find out how to walk down the aisle in style at your nuptials.

To inspire brides and grooms saying "I do" in a number of various settings, we've combed through some of our favorite real weddings to reveal the types of ceremony aisles that are the most popular amongst our couples.

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A Bridal Stylist's Tips for Walking Down the Aisle in Style

Wondering the details behind getting to the altar? Read this insider advice from Dear Maradee!

While there are a number of traditions one can choose to follow, bridal stylist Maradee Wahl explains her tips for getting down the aisle in style – from the moment a bride makes her entrance to when she meets her beloved at the altar.

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Romantic and Touching Vows from Our Favorite TV Shows

Get inspired by the characters you love!

Television has aired countless weddings, and through these episodes there is plenty of inspiration to take from the personal vows of some of our most beloved characters.

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20 Outdoor Ceremonies That Will Make You Rethink Your Venue

Be inspired by these delightful alfresco weddings in the great outdoors.

From lawn ceremonies overlooking the ocean to magical garden weddings beneath towering trees, there are a variety of locations, such as hotels and resorts, that offer striking locations for your alfresco celebration.

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How Millennials Feel About Various Wedding Traditions + Trends

Should they stay or should they go?

Given that this generation currently spans the average marriageable ages, it’s not surprising that the industry is looking to millennials to learn what traditions are holding strong, and which are falling by the wayside.

Ceremony & Traditions

Ways to Greet Guests Besides the Receiving Line

The classic tradition has grown less popular in recent years.

Find out how to greet your guests at your wedding if you won't be having a traditional receiving line.

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8 Unique Ideas for Flower Girls to Carry Down the Aisle

Go beyond the traditional rose petals.

Whether your venue doesn’t allow it or you just want to do something different, see options for what a flower girl can carry down the aisle besides a basket of petals.

Ceremony & Traditions

6 Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Confetti

Have a picture-perfect moment without hurting the environment!

Paper confetti, glitter, and even sprinkles became popular options, but growing environmental concerns have many couples looking for more natural and biodegradable choices for the celebratory toss.

Ceremony & Traditions

6 Charming Wedding Traditions From the South

Discover wedding customs that have their origins in the American South.

While some of these traditions are rooted in superstition, others are of a more practical nature due to the climate of the South. Take a look at six popular Southern wedding traditions.

Ceremony & Traditions

7 Steps to Planning a Multicultural Wedding

Get tips on combining your families' traditions on the big day.

Marriage is not only about bringing two people together, but also joining their families. When the newlyweds come from different backgrounds, the wedding can also be a chance to blend two (or more!) cultures together.

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Tips for Your Wedding Invitations, Color Palette & Theme

Jumpstart your wedding-design process with expert tips from top wedding planners and floral designers.

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A Celebrity Wedding Planner's Guide to Organizing Your Seating Chart

Discover helpful tips and tricks for assigning your loved ones seats at the reception.

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