Top wedding traditions to keep on your wedding day!
You don’t have to be a traditional couple to keep these special and popular traditions. We picked the most loved ones, the ones we all looking forward to seeing and doing them, some are even considered a must! Grab a pen and start preparing! Tradition is a tradition!
Either by religious requirement or just because you want to share your love by words, promising to love each other forever through thick and thin always make the gusts cry even if you don’t have to say them to be legally wed. Today couples make their wedding vows more modern by writing their versions which is even more sweet and personal.
Even though it is believed to have started as a way to hide the bride from evil spirits or just to hide the bride's face so the groom won't run, today brides still decide to wear a veil and not simply because it’s a fashion bridal choice. The veil represents the innocence and the purity of the bride going into the marriage clean and holy.
Each of the "somethings" (old, new, borrowed and blue) has its own reason but they are also all charms meant to bring happiness love, purity and fidelity and some to ward off evil eye from the bride or future children the couple might have. You don’t have to believe in it to accept the blue gifts, the new jewelry and old & borrowed souvenirs from your loved ones.
I shouldn't say this, but…
Rising a glass for the happy couple is should be mandatory but the speeches are the best part of the evening. Time to get all traditional and have your Best Man, Maid of Honor, Financier (usually the bride's father) and other parental figures make a toast and pull something funny out of their sleeves – doesn't matter which order and make your day even more spectacular. Cheers!
Everybody knows its bad luck to see the bride before the wedding, but why? We must go back to the dark times when the bride was a possession to be given away to understand. However now, "not seeing the bride tradition" is incredibly popular. Videos of grooms seeing their brides for the first time are funny and beautiful, the expression on their faces is priceless creating a precious moment. So why say no?
It is one of the most adorable sights to see a young female relative walk the alter scattering flowers everywhere. She is also known as the "Flower Girl" and symbolizes the innocents of the bride and leads the way the bride takes from being a child herself to become a wife and a mother with beautiful flowers. We recommend using a very small child to master the "Cuteness Overload" effect.
Rice me up
Weird but fun, throwing rice at the bride and groom after the ceremony is meant to symbolize prosperity, fertility and good fortune. The traditions like many others on this list started in ancient Rome but evolved and changed from one place to another: Italian weddings end with candy and in Morocco, they toss raisins. About the rumor that birds' stomachs can explode if they ate the rice, don’t worry this rumor is not true!
A bunch of delicious traditions: from the tiers to cutting and eating the cake, wedding cakes are a sacred part of any reception. The cake (typically in white, symbolizing purity) meant to bring good luck and usually built with 3-7 tiers each with its own significance. The cutting is meant to symbolize the first joint task in married life and the gesture of feeding each other is a symbol of the commitment between the bride and groom.
Our top wedding tradition is the white dress of course! Historically speaking, brides wore white since white represents purity and virtue. Yet, the modern trend of white dresses only started with Queen Victoria's fine Honiton lace and heavy silk satin wedding dress in her 1940 wedding to Prince Albert.
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