I love a bride that loves tradition, with some twists!
For instance did you know that weddings were NEVER on Saturdays!?
More than a century ago, there was a rhyme that helped brides pick a wedding date. Mondays were for wealth and Tuesdays for health. "Wednesday the best day of all, Thursdays for crosses, Fridays for losses, and Saturday for no luck at all." The 1903 White House Etiquette guide reminded young, society women of the rhyme and also noted that in addition to bringing terrible luck, Saturday weddings were terribly unfashionable. In today's world most weddings are on Saturday, some on Friday & Sunday.
Did you know that most weddings began at Noon! "High noon," assured the White House Etiquette guide, was the most fashionable time to get married. Lunchtime weddings were modeled after English tradition, and demanded more effort than the late afternoon nuptial, which only required a reception. In addition receptions were optional - this is why receiving lines were created. You had your ceremony did the receiving line and you left. Your guests could enjoy cake and punch, but more often they left right after!
These are all fantastic tradtions that can be altered to any couple. The "high noon" tradition and receiving line with no recpetion are great options for couples on a budget!