Did you know your wedding day is full of traditions?  Your wedding itself is a tradition.  But sometimes how it all came about is just plain crazy and definitely intriguing.  Here’s our favorites and you’ll never look at weddings the same again.

  1. Bridesmaids– Having your best friends as your bridesmaids is beyond priceless.They’re there for you during the emotional roller coaster of planning your wedding, to plan your bridal shower, and throwing you the most amazing bachelorette party. Back in the day, a bridesmaid’s duty was far more serious in the wedding:  to protect you, the bride, from evil spirits and from previous suitors.  A bridesmaid was required to dress just like the bride, to puzzle those who wished you harm.  Now that’s love and a huge responsibility!Navy blue bridesmaids dresses
  2. Veil– Since we’re in the evil spirits subject, the veil acted as a protective sheath. If they can’t see you, then they can’t curse you.
  3. Bouquet Toss– According to history, the tossing of the bridal bouquet originated in England.  It is believed that whoever catches the bouquet will have the same good luck as the bride and will be the one to marry next.  The traditions continues today as the bride tosses her bouquet to the unmarried female guests who are gathered together.Bridal bouquet toss
  4. Bridal Shower– This tradition derived from the Dutch people.  A Dutch woman’s father disapproved of her fiance and didn’t give dowry for her new groom. The bride’s husband to be was well liked among the villagers due to his generosity so they organized a day where they “showered” her treasured processions for her dowry.
  5. Something old, Something new, Something borrowed, Something Blue.  And a silver sixpence in her shoe.– This very old and popular wedding rhyme originated in England back in 1898 and majority of today’s brides still follow it.

          Something Old symbolizes continuity with the bride’s family and her life before marriage.

          Something New represents the bride’s new life with her soon to be husband.

          Something Borrowed is an item from a friend or family member who has a happy marriage life.  This token           will pass on this great wealth of happy marriage to the bride and groom.

          Something Blue is the symbol for purity, fidelity, loyalty and love.  For Christians, blue is often associated           to the Virgin Mary.

Something Blue

          The always forgotten line…

          And a silver sixpence in her shoe signifies wealth and prosperity in their life together.

Which wedding traditions are you doing for your wedding?  We would love to hear all about it!

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