Are Wedding Traditions Still Important? Part 1


  1. Does the Groom still have to go down on one knee to propose?
  2. Should the Groom still ask the bride’s Father for permission?
  3. Should the Bride’s family still pay the bill?


  1. This is one tradition that I think will stand the test of time. It makes the giver and the receiver both feel special.
  2. This is a tough one. Out of common courtesy it is usual to ask for permission but what if you can’t trust them to keep it a secret?  My husband knew my family would be too excited to keep it to themselves so never asked but my Dad was thrilled anyway (he was finally getting rid of me at the grand old age of 35!!).  Also, what if he said no?  Would you really stand by his wishes?  I know most grooms-to-be have still asked their girlfriends to marry them despite their Fathers refusal to give consent.
  3. I think this is one tradition that is falling by the wayside. With weddings getting more extravagant most couples feel that if they want the works it is only right that they foot the bill but will sometimes ask the parents to pay for one part e.g. the flowers or the meal.

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