Breaking traditions

Breaking traditions: Image 1 According to the latest Confetti wedding survey, a thoroughly modern 30% of brides stated that the bride should make a speech on their wedding day, and now do, just as Meghan Markle is reportedly planning to do at her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday 19th May this year.

In a break with tradition, the Royal wedding, to be held at Windsor Castle, will go down in history as the first to have a bride's speech alongside the centuries-old British tradition of the male-dominated speeches made by the father of the bride, groom and best man.

We asked over 1,000 brides-to-be for their views and found that many other wedding traditions are also evolving. According to our survey, nearly half of brides now choose to keep their bouquet as a keepsake after their wedding rather than tossing it into the air for their friends to catch. In another break with tradition, 72% now consider it acceptable to wear black to a wedding, whereas even ten years ago this was still thought to be a faux pas.

 
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