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Wedding Traditions You Can Skip from Honeyfund

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

I am thrilled to share this post with you today! If you are a fan of Shark Tank on ABC, then you might remember couple Sara + Josh Margulis scoring a deal a few seasons back with Kevin O'Leary for their honeymoon wedding registry site - Honeyfund. Well today, we have writer for Honeyfund, Wendy Dessler sharing her expertise on wedding traditions! And we can think of one fun wedding gift tradition to break... but we'll let Wendy take it from here! 




If you are planning a wedding in the Nashville, Tennessee area, you are in for some great surprises. Nashville is home to country superstars and the flavor of the area is fantastically unique. Though you can still have a traditional wedding if you want to, you will find that there are traditions that beg to be changed or skipped altogether. This event is one of the most exciting events of your life and it should represent who you are as a couple. Let’s take a look at some traditions that are easily updated.

Photo by Kellie Mueller Photography


The first step to making a wedding your own is choosing the attire. Here are a few tips of traditions to skip:

1) The bride does not have to wear white.

--White, cream, off-white, ivory are all colors traditional brides wear, but you can wear any color you love for your wedding. Grey, ink blue, peach, yellow, and shades of red are beautiful for the non-traditional bride. For a real eye-opener, try dressing the bridesmaids in cream.

2) Veils are not required.

--If you want to wear a long veil, you certainly can. But more brides are opting for hair jewelry, headbands, or hair clips for their wedding.

3) “Here comes the bride!”

--The “Bridal Chorus” has long been considered the only music a bride could march down the aisle to. But, that idea is outdated. Choose the music that makes your heart sing, or a song that reminds you of the two of you as a couple.

--Venue - getting married in a church is a beautiful tradition. But, if you are not religious, or if you just want a special venue, go for it. Nashville and the surrounding areas have beautiful venues that are perfect for a wedding of any size.

Photo by Jen & Chris Creed

The most rewarding tradition you can change...

Wedding gifts. The mention of the words sends chills down a bride’s spine. People do not know what to buy for a couple who probably have the basics to begin married life. Going to several of the couple’s favorite stores to check the registry sounds simple, unless you have a job, family, and a life that demands much of your time. Then you find yourself the night before the wedding wondering if you should buy the $40 serving spoon, which is the only thing left on the list. Somehow the idea of the couple opening your gift and pulling out a big spoon doesn’t appeal to you. The answer is the Honeymoon Registry. Setting up a Honeymoon Registry is fast and easy and can be done from anywhere. You set up the crowdfunding site to allow guests to contribute to gifts, events, and collections that you really want. They are thrilled with the ease of the sites and the fact that they gave a great gift that did not cost them any fees. Plumfund is one of the most popular honeymoon registries available.

Here are a few things you can set up on your site:

-A night in a special hotel on your honeymoon

-A dinner at the location of your choice

-Activities you would like to experience while on your honeymoon

-Travel expenses

-Wedding expenses

-Photography expenses


Or, you may be just as non-traditional with your Honeyfund account as you are with your wedding. You may want to:

-Collect funds for a family member or friend who is ill

-Contribute to local charities

-Collect funds for the downpayment on a home

-Pay off student loans or other debts

-Remodel or add a nursery to your home

This is your special event. You can have it any way you want it. So break free of traditions and have it your way!

Meet the author, Wendy Dessler

Title: Super-Connector at OutreachMama Wendy is a super-connector with OutreachMama and Youth Noise NJ who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. She frequently writes about the latest advancements in digital marketing and focuses her efforts on developing customized blogger outreach plans depending on the industry and competition. You can contact her on Twitter.


Thanks for sharing all of these amazing tips with us, Wendy! You can check out Honeyfund's website for more info on how to start your honeymoon registry - it's such a great idea!


About the Author:

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Hi - I'm Alyssa! Owner of Nashville Bride Guide. I'm here to help you plan your Nashville wedding by highlighting local wedding professionals, along with tips and finds that will help make your day the best ever! Don't be shy - email me at

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send Posted on February 28, 2017 | Filed under: Nashville-Style, Advice & Planning, Honeymoon and Post Wedding,

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