According to a study in the latest BRIDES magazine, on stands today (Dec. 8), modern couples are completely redefining weddings.
The New American Wedding is more of a party than anything, and ignores tired traditions.
Fewer than 50 percent of todays nuptials take place in a house of worship and 33 percent of couples marry outdoors.
Brides are walking down the aisle less to Here Comes The Bride and more to the Beatles and Coldplay.
Instead of fancy plated dinners, soul food and Mexican are the new go-to wedding cuisine, and 13 percent of receptions feature music via iPod.
Brides have more help than ever, as 97 percent of grooms get involved in the planning.
But not all traditions are lost.
About 87 percent of brides will still wear a long white dress, 93 percent of couples will cut the cake, and 75 percent of brides will toss the bouquet and share a father-daughter dance.
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