A few weeks ago the lovely blogger, Annabel, from Love My Dress let me do a guest post on American weddings vs British weddings. See my article below and please comment if you’ve noticed any other differences!
On a beautiful British summer morning, the wedding day is finally here. The guests have been seated and are waiting for the grand entrance of the bride. The procession starts and in walk the bridesmaids. Hold on…we’re in Britain (!), I thought the bridesmaids enter after the bride? Is this an American couple? In this story they’re British but in reality more and more British couples are incorporating American wedding traditions into their weddings and looking to the US for inspiration.
As an American wedding planner in London, I’ve watched British couples take on American traditions and trends more so in the last two years than ever before. With the boom of wedding blogs and the increase of brides who want to have a unique and personlised wedding, it’s easy to find creative ways to incorporate traditions from another country. As long as it’s meaningful for the couple and won’t confuse guests, swinging a new tradition is worth the effort!
For all of you American and British readers who’d like to shake thinks up a bit, check out the differences between American weddings and British weddings then think about incorporating one into your wedding. Heck, even do two!
Are there any differences you’ve noticed between American weddings and British weddings?