I was reading a neat article the other day on Wedding Traditions and Customs. This is going to be Part 1 of a 3 part Blog on this fun topic.
Almost Everyone has heard the age old: Flowers, rice, something old, something blue. I bet you’ve wondered about where these wedding traditions came from or even asked yourself what do they mean? I found the meaning behind some of the most popular wedding customs and rituals & thought I’d share them with you:
Wedding Tradition – Bridal Shower Tradition states that the first bridal shower was given to a poor couple in Holland who was denied the bridal dowry because of the groom’s lowly miller status. The miller’s friends gathered to “shower” the bride with items she’d need to make a new home and enter into marriage.
Wedding Tradition – Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Lucky Sixpence in Her Shoe
This popular rhyme originated in the Victorian area. Something Old – represents the link to the bride’s old life and her family. Something New – signifies the couple’s new life together and their hope for a great future. Something Borrowed – originates from the idea that borrowing something from a happily married woman will offer similar happiness to the new bride. Something Blue – represents fidelity, love, and purity. Lucky Sixpence in her Shoe – signifies wealth, both financial wealth and a wealth of happiness.
Watch for the next 2 parts of this to follow soon.
I hope you find this entertaining. I look forward to continuing to share articles that will help you in your planning process.
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