Rhode Island Wedding Guide

Wedding Planning

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Start a Wedding Family Tradition

Using a family tradition for your wedding that has been passed down from generation to generation can make your wedding ceremony more meaningful. A tradition is one that is passed on from generation to generation and can be as simple as a kiss half way down the aisle or as elaborate as warming of the rings.

Looking to start a family tradition for your wedding ceremony that can be passed down to your children and their children?

Here are a few ideas:

  • Warming of the rings ~ one variation is when the parents and immediate family each hold the ring and say a blessing or prayer (either out loud or silently). Perform the warming of the rings either prior to the ceremony or during the ceremony.
  • Save some lace so your daughter can have it sewn into her wedding veil or wedding gown years from now.
  • Save some lace from your wedding gown to be sewn into a christening gown for future generations.
  • Save the unity candles from your wedding ceremony and relight them during a special occasion (such as an anniversary or birth of a child).
  • Have your names and wedding date engraved on your cake knife server and when your children get married, pass it on to them. They can add their initials and wedding date. This can be passed from generation to generation and makes a wonderful memento.
  • Take pictures of the children in your wedding. When they get married, you can present them with a picture from when they were in your wedding years ago.
  • Have your guests sign fabric squares or even a tablecloth with indelible ink. You can then have the squares sewn into a keepsake quilt or you can use the tablecloth on each anniversary.
  • Steal a kiss half way down the aisle as you exit as a married couple. Be sure to inform your photographer so he/she is ready to capture. Then store in an album complete with photos of other family members doing the same on their wedding day.

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