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Breaking wedding traditions and getting creative

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Getting ready to walk down the aisle? Today's brides are breaking traditions, starting with ditching the garter and bouquet toss.

"The wedding has really become about the party or the reception," says Terry Hall, the fashion director at Kleinfeld Bridal in Manhattan. "They want unstructured time, they want to have fun… and sometimes the guests don't want to be pointed out as actually being single."

Brides are also choosing men of honor, instead of maids of honor, from among their best guy friends.

"We see that every week, so the brides best friend is a guy and I think it's wonderful," Hall says. "My best friend is a girl and I hope to be her man on honor one of these days."

I couldn't come to Kleinfeld and not try on a wedding dress. The Pnina Tornai comes in red. Colored dresses is a trend that Hall says isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

"The white or the ivory gown probably isn't going away, but in each bridal market we're seeing designers introduce more and more color and it's really exciting," he says. "Brides have a lot more choices."

Brides also have more choices when it comes to their names. Some brides are even combining their last name with their husband's.

"We recently had a couple, the bride's last name was 'Lee,' the groom's last name was 'McDonald,' so they did a combo and they did 'McLee' as their name," Hall says.

If changing your name seems daunting, Kleinfeld has a service that will walk you through the process.

But perhaps the biggest break from tradition that Hall sees is fiancés helping their brides choose their wedding dress.

"I think it's wonderful when they do want to make the decision together, you know it really does kind of speak to their style of partnership," he says.

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