Here’s part 3 of my Wedding Traditions Blog – I found so much information, be sure to check back often for more insight!
Wedding Tradition – Throwing Rice As rice is considered a “life giving” seed, it is thought that by throwing it on the couple they will be bestowed with fertility and have many children.
Wedding Tradition – The old tradition of Garter Toss throwing comes from an English ritual called “flinging the stocking.” Guests would playfully invade the bridal chamber & grab the bride’s stockings, & then they took turns sitting at the foot of the bed flinging the stockings over the heads of the couple. Whoever’s stocking landed on the bride’s or the groom’s nose would be the next to wed. The garter & bouquet toss always make for great photos too!
Wedding Tradition – Getaway Car – Cans Tied To The Bumper One wedding tradition of the Middle Ages was to ward off evil spirits by banging pots and making a lot of noise after the ceremony. This custom has been replaced by tying tin cans to the bumper of the bride & groom’s “honeymoon get away” car.
Check back next week for another article!
Nancy Fauci, DJ & JP, Music Fantasy Weddings