When we talk about the reception planning we always mention to couples the main rule. That is “There are no rules!” Wedding receptions are built on traditions, some come from family or ethnic traditions, others are regional and can vary depending on what part of the country you live in or are from. If you want to do those traditions or if they are important to your family, then add them into the reception. If you are more about getting to the party and want more time to dance, you can skip them. The tradition we have seen skipped over the most recently is the “Bouquet and Garter Toss.” Some couples skip it because most of their friends are already married. Other brides mentioned how they didn’t like being embarrassed at recent weddings they attended and didn’t want to put that on their friends. The most important decision to make is “Do What You Want To Do!” This is your wedding and we want it to happen the way you envision it. If a particular tradition makes you uncomfortable, don’t feel bad about cutting it out!