According to new research, couples in Britain are shaking off age-old wedding traditions in favour of more personal and modern practices.
In fact, a recent survey conducted on behalf of One4all, the Post Office gift card, found that 88% of British people wouldn’t stick to traditional wedding activities if they were to re-marry.
A further 36% also said that they believe that couples should make their own traditions that reflect their own personal taste.
Just one in four couples said that traditions are part of the fun of getting married, whereas 27% said that they are old-hat and don’t think that couples always have to stick to them.
However, British weddings could soon see the results of this change in opinion with just 17% of people asked saying that they’ve attended a wedding in which the bride walks down the aisle to the traditional wedding tune.
The old tradition of wearing “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” could also see a decline. Just 18% of brides who were questioned in the survey said that would take the rhyme on-board on their big day.
Aoife Davey, group marketing manager at One4all Gift Cards commented: “What’s really interesting from the data is how many people believe wedding traditions are a thing of the past, and in fact it is now the personal tastes of the bride and groom that make the day special.
“For many years, weddings have followed a formula that couples have stuck to – from the bride and groom spending the night before the wedding apart, to the bride’s father giving her away at the altar – but modern weddings just don’t seem to following predictable patterns anymore.
“21st century couples are more concerned about ensuring finer details of their nuptials reflect themselves and their tastes and interests as oppose to following archaic traditions that don’t necessarily mean anything to them.”