Traditions and Fun Facts

Whether going the traditional route or trying new things, check out our Wedding Traditions and Fun Facts Here!

Whether you’re going the traditional route or trying new things, check out our Wedding Traditions and Fun Facts Here!

Bagpipes

 

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:

 

 

eugeniegown

 

 

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.

 

 

 

nena's ring

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

garlic braids

 

 

 

Wedding Bouquets traditionally consisted of not only Flowers, but also Herbs, Spices, and even Garlic to ward off Evil Spirits!

 

 

 

Warriors

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

quince

 

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.

 

 

statues

 

 

 

Marriage by capture was practiced in ancient cultures. It is represented in mythology by the Greek hero Paris stealing the beautiful Helen of Troy from her husband, thus triggering the Trojan War!

 

 

 

 

 

cake top

 

 

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.

In Medieval England, cakes were stacked as high as possible for the bride and groom to kiss over, if they successfully kissed over the stack they were guaranteed a prosperous life together.”

 

 

sword

 

 

 

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.