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Wedding Traditions and Etiquette

Wedding Traditions and Etiquette

From white wedding dresses to bridal veils, and from first dances to cutting the cake, a wedding is filled with traditions and etiquette.  What traditions you accept and what to reject is up to you – but find out what they mean before you toss them to the dust pile of history!


The Tradition of Five Sugar Almonds at Weddings

Are you wondering why we give five sugar almonds as bomboniere to guests at a wedding?  Let the Pink Frosting weddings team explain!   more »
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The Secret Language of Flowers

Have you ever wanted to send a message to the recipient of a bunch of flowers to let them know how you're feeling?  Or evoke a sense of emotion through your bridal bouquet or table centrepieces?  Flowers have a secret language all of their own and in Victorian times, they believed that the type of flower, colour and presentation of the flower all had hidden meaning.   more »
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How to Set a Dinner Table

If you're confused about cutlery, which plate goes where and which wine glass is best, you are not alone!  Unless you have had formal training in a restaurant or have a mum schooled in etiquette, you probably are a little bamboozled by setting a formal dinner table.  Keep this guide handy for all your dinner parties, BBQs, birthday celebrations, and even swanky soirees like weddings.  The ultimate guide to setting the dinner table with no embarrassing gaffs!   more »
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Unity Sand Ceremonies - How do they work?

Unity sand ceremonies are a beautiful way to celebrate your union as a couple during your wedding ceremony.  Many modern couples are incorporating this rite into their ceremony.  Here are some ideas on how the unity sand ceremony works and how you can incorporate this into your wedding ceremony.   more »
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Modern Alternative to a Traditional Guest Book

Many brides and grooms today want a modern alternative to a traditional guest book.  There are many unique ways to capture the wishes and thoughts of your wedding guests that don't involve a folded book with lined pages - as beautiful as this tradition is.    more »
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Candy Wedding Favours and Bomboniere Ideas

Candy is a traditional wedding favour - wedding bombonieres have included edible gifts such as sugared almonds, wedding cake and cookies for many years.  If you would like to give a favour that guests will really enjoy, then candy is a great option for you!  Here are some ideas on candy bombonieres from Pink Frosting for your wedding day.   more »
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Wedding Bomboniere & Favour Traditions

Wedding bombonieres and favours have been with us for centuries.  In their early days, aristocratic brides and grooms from across Europe presented wedding favours made from crystal, porcelain, gold or precious gems to their guests as a token of thanks.   more »
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Wording Your Wedding Invitations

How do you address your wedding invitations?  Traditionalists will tell you that there's a right and a wrong way to do it.  There are certainly a few things you need to know.   more »
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The First Dance Wedding Tradition

Your first dance together as bride and groom doesn't need to be a dreaded event!  While the bridal waltz of the past was more akin to a ‘bridal shuffle', many couples now take dancing lessons, or at the very least, learn some steps from a DVD tutorial.    more »
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Cutting the Wedding Cake Tradition

The first shared piece of wedding cake symbolises the newlyweds' first meal together as husband and wife.  While the cake cutting ceremony once signalled the end of the wedding reception, today it usually indicates to guests that it's time to take to the dance floor.    more »
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What is a Wedding Favour or Bomboniere?

Wedding favours are also known traditionally as bomboniere, bonbonniere, bombonieres and favors... and so many other names!  Favours are simply thank you gifts for your guests left at the wedding reception.   more »
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Formal Wedding Cake Ideas

The wedding cake is almost as iconic a wedding symbol as the bride's dress, so many couples choose a formal wedding cake to decorate their wedding reception and as an enhancement of their wedding day.    more »
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Wedding Stationery Checklist

Selecting the perfect wedding stationery is one of the most important tasks in the lead up to your wedding.  It's the first big announcement of your impending marriage, and lets your guests know well in advance what to expect from your big day.    more »
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Wedding Sand Ceremonies

The sand ceremony comes from a Native American tradition, but is perfect for a beach our outdoor wedding in Australia.   more »
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Royal Wedding Round Up

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as the Pink Frosting team watched the beautiful and elegant Catherine Middleton walk down the aisle to Prince William at Westminster Abbey on Friday evening.   more »
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