dishing about bridal traditions: Ruffled

If you are newly engaged or well into your wedding planning, you probably already heard of the blog Ruffled. If you haven’t, what are you waiting for! Hope on over to be completely inspired, but don’t blame us if you become addicted.

For today’s Bridal Tastmaker, we are featuring Ruffled’s founder and editor Amanda Nistor. She is fully immersed in the wedding world so she is tuned into what’s hot and not.  Below, she lets us in on traditions and trends she feels will shine this year and her perfect gift picks.


This month Mark and Graham is exploring the world of traditions, old, new, good and not so great. We’re thrilled you’re willing to share some of your experience and expertise in the wedding industry with us!

What do you think the top wedding style trends for 2013 will be?

I think we will be seeing a return on a back-to-basics approach, but with a fresh perspective. Lots of heartfelt gestures and details that are meaningful to the couple and loving homages to people in their lives.

What’s the most refreshing or modern take on a wedding tradition that you’ve seen?

When the bride and groom meet halfway across the aisle, sometimes with both sets of parents. It represents beautiful alliterations to what marriage is about and what marriage means today.

What wedding tradition would you rather see go by the way side?

While some may like it for the fun of it, I’d skip the garter toss in a heartbeat!

What is the one wedding/bridal tradition that should never disappear?
Reading the vows!

If you had one piece of advice to give to a couple who are getting married what would it be?
Don’t feel pressured by others’ opinions, as you will (often) hear unsolicited advice. Stick to who you are as a couple, and make your guests feel truly welcomed.


You can find the rest of  the gifts Amanda would love to give and get right here!