Traditional weddings lose favor with modern couples

Tradition is the glue that holds our world together. Right? Wrong … at least according to modern couples who increasingly distance themselves from the customs that so defined traditional weddings.

“Fiddler on the Roof” extolled the virtues of tradition

The virtues of tradition are gloriously proclaimed in the classic song, “Tradition,” (above) which opens the Broadway musical, “Fiddler on the Roof.”  Watch the character, Tevye, make the case for tradition, including arranged marriages (below)! Needless to say, Millennials aren’t buying any of it.

The Knot studied these changing wedding traditions, and you’ll find them pretty interesting. For example, nine out of ten couples have jettisoned traditional seating arrangements at wedding ceremonies. They don’t care about a “bride’s side” or a “groom’s side”. Ushers are allowed to seat guests in a more balanced, comfortable way.

At the reception itself, many couples are moving away from a bouquet or garter toss.

It’s no surprise that couples are more likely to be co-habitating than ever before. In 2010, 44% of couples lived together at the time they got married. By 2018, the number was up to 54%.

Couples back away from identifying as brides or grooms

In fact, the Knot says these couples view themselves more as a ‘couple’ than a ‘bride’ or ‘groom.’ As a result, for 26% of couples, mixed gender wedding parties replace traditional wedding showers.

What modern couples want to create, The Knot learned, is a unique wedding experience that is fun. That’s why Music & More may be the perfect fit for your upcoming Cleveland wedding. We’ll customize entertainment options to your personality to create a unique wedding experience that is ridiculously fun!

We can blend DJ talent, music, lighting, and photo booth in unique ways to honor … or bend … traditional weddings! It’s your call. Your wedding day is all about YOU and Music & More  knows how to help you create new traditions.

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