10 New Twists on Old Wedding Traditions

Looking for something new? Here, some fresh takes on tried-and-true wedding-day customs.

Instead of the best man making a toast...

Usually the bride's parents, the best man or the maid of honor raises a glass to the couple. Why not honor your guests with a toast? "Thank guests for coming and say some kind words about them," suggests Andonoplas.

couple giving wedding toast
Photo Credit: Muriel Silva Photography

Another great idea: Write out a personalized thank-you for each guest, and have them double as your escort cards.

wedding thank you
Photo Credit: bobbi+mike

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