It's 2019. When I DJ or officiate weddings, you hear couple's ideas for their big day--interesting, unique and over-the-top ideas that will make their day perfect.

Though, there are some things that are clearly dying off and quite frankly, people hate.

Things are much now. People are going to college, getting jobs and getting married later in life and the traditions are changing fast. At the end of the day, remember, it's YOUR wedding--do whatever makes you happy.

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    Garter Toss

    I've DJ'd a ton of weddings and only one bride wanted to do the garter toss. Why is it becoming so extinct? It stops the flow of music, it gets the majority of the guests off the dance floor and most times, you'll only see a handful of girls who want to ACTUALLY get the bouquet.

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    Lately, we've been at weddings where there weren't any favors. We didn't even notice until afterwards, because they're starting to die out. It's a lot of money to buy everyone a mini bottle of oil or a pieces of sponge candy. Also, think about it--someone is coming to your wedding and giving you a seriously nice gift and you're going to thank them by giving them a piece of chocolate.

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    Cake in the Face

    Why would you do that to the poor bride? It makes people cringe watching the bride and groom try to awkwardly get more cake on each other.

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    Dollar Dance

    The dollar dance is when the bride and father start dancing mid-reception and ideally, a new guy will throw money on the floor and take over. It's tacky, strange, and if no guy wants to dance--it can get even worse.

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    "Bridal Chorus"

    Ladies are walking down the aisle with their fathers to more traditional, stringy current songs. The "Bridal Chorus" + "Wedding March" you rarely hear when the bride walks down the aisle.

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    Freezing The Cake Top

    Don't save your cake topper. If you freeze the top layer of your cake for a year--it tastes like garbage. Not to mention, on your first anniversary, most places you buy your wedding cake from will actually make you a new mini cake to celebrate for free.

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    Paying for the wedding

    Parents of the groom should pitch in if they're supporting the couple and inviting their friends. Typically, the bride's parents pick up the tab, but it's 2018.

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