Whether you’re going the traditional route or trying new things, check out our Wedding Traditions and Fun Facts Here!
Traditions are a part of life, but they do not have to be the focal point of your Wedding.
Everyday new trends are born and old customs fade from popularity, so don’t be afraid to try something new or uncustomary where you have the option and freedom to do so!
Seek impartial advice when deciding what details and elements you’d like to include or exclude from your celebration, and plan your Wedding accordingly.
Here are some interesting Wedding Traditions and Fun Facts:
The Traditional Bridal Gown was not White until very recently. In the mid 19th Century, Empress Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III broke the medieval tradition of wearing a brightly colored wedding gown and chose White.
The Diamond Ring traditionally goes on the Third Finger of the left hand because that finger is said to have the only vein that runs directly to the Heart!
Wedding Bouquets traditionally consisted of not only Flowers, but also Herbs, Spices, and even Garlic to ward off Evil Spirits!
It was Ancient Custom for the Groom to find a good friend and (Warrior) for the “Best Man” to help shield the Bride from would be abductors!
The Ancient Greeks associated the Quince with fertility, and it played an important role in wedding celebrations. By sharing the bitter and sweet fruit, the bride and groom showed their acceptance of the good and bad times that come with marriage.
The Origins of the contemporary Wedding Cake stem from many traditions. From Wikipedia: “One of the first traditions began in Ancient Rome where bread was broken over the bride’s head to bring good fortune to the couple.
The tradition of the Bride standing to the left of the Groom dates back to Anglo-Saxon times when the Groom, fearing attack from fire-breathing dragons (or other menaces) had to keep his right hand free to grab his sword.