Don't get me wrong, there is absolutely nothing wrong with sticking to the traditions I am about to mention, but I absolutely love it when weddings scream the personalities of the bride and groom, and that doesn't always fit in to the "traditional" standards.
Let's get into it!
#1 White dress and long veil
This one may be non-negotiable to some people, but you definitely don't have to feel confined to one color and an expensive piece of fabric on your head! Wear what makes you feel beautiful!
#2 Bouquet/garder toss
I have photographed several weddings where the bride and/or groom don't want to do this tradition at the reception, but feel like they need to. If you don't feel comfortable or don't think its important, I say ditch it!
Wedding cake is as traditional as it gets, but if you aren't the biggest fan of cake, go with something you love!
#4 Wedding favors
Favors are expensive, and in my opinion, totally unnecessary. If you are stressing about the moolah, ditch 'em!
#5 Excessive paper
Another budget killer! Opt for digital save the dates and an online RSVP to save paper and postage!
#6 Matching rings
Basically, your rings don't have to match his. Get something that is true to your personality!
Do you have more to add? Let me know what wedding traditions could be ditched!