I'm not good at wedding planning, mainly because I stop to question all the ridiculous traditions that people do. In my opinion, "you have to do it because it's tradition" is a bad reason for doing something.
That's causing tension between my parents and me.
Over Christmas break, both of my parents confronted me (separately) about the fact that Katie and I are going to walk down the aisle side-by-side. My parents don't like that, mainly because they've never heard of it before. So they're accusing me of being a weirdo / attention hog, and I need to not walk with Katie, because it's tradition.
It's funny, because the bride and groom going down the aisle side-by-side is a Catholic tradition. My parents are lifelong Catholics, and they've never heard of it before.
So on my side, I'm saying I want to walk down the aisle with Katie, because that's what is recommended in the rubrics, found in the Catholic Rite of Marriage. It's a Catholic tradition, stemming from the fact that the bride and groom are equals, entering into the sacrament together. They are part of the entrance procession, with the priest, because they bestow the sacrament of marriage upon each other. The two should not be separated, since marriage is a symbol of Christ's love for the Church; as Jesus said, "What God has joined together, let no one separate".
And on my parents' side, I should do something else because "it's tradition". They're mad at me, for not automatically accepting that as a convincing argument.
The good news is that my parents live in another state, so these fights are less frequent than they otherwise would be.