Traditions are overlooked as modern brides go for contemporary elegance at The Chester Hotel​

Traditions are overlooked as modern brides go for contemporary elegance at The Chester Hotel​

Exchange vows, line up and meet your guests, sit down to a three-course meal, cut the cake and have the first dance. Traditional weddings tend to run like clockwork – but what if you’re a modern bride who wants to break all the rules?

While our parents’ generation may have spent hours pouring over stationery books and pondering cream of tomato soup over prawn cocktail, in 2018 DIY brides are making their own invitations and serving up street food.

“Wedding traditions still have their place, but many brides now feel that some of them are old hat,” said Ngaire Stanaway, events manager at The Chester Hotel in Aberdeen. “In the past, weddings were pretty much identical – each one would follow the same format and most venues would offer very similar packages.

Don’t tell the bride! Men need to do their homework

From the correct way to wear a wedding ring, to the tradition of the wedding breakfast, the results of a new Nuptial Knowledge quiz found that modern men still struggle with long established wedding traditions.

Produced by QHotels, who host hundreds of weddings each year, the Wedding IQ quiz pitted 500 men and women against each other  with the aim of finding out which sex knows more about getting married. The results show that 21st century men still have a lot to learn about weddings, with women storming to the lead.

How to plan a non-traditional wedding for brides who hate weddings

From the designer dress right down to their something blue, many brides will have their perfect wedding planned before they have even met their future husband. However more and more women are becoming increasingly agitated at the thought of a fairy-tale wedding and now is a better time than ever to get planning an out of the ordinary day which will give your guests something to talk about.