I worked at a country club for two Summers in college, and I became totally immune to the specialness of weddings. They all began to seem the same! Those that stood out abandoned status quo and personalized the event in some way, even if it was just incorporating traditions from other cultures.
That desire to stand out has made several traditions seem way too staid, stuffy, and impersonal. Now we pick and choose our traditions, forcing some to disappear while allowing others to have their moment. See what traditions are more popular today than they were in the '60s below.