CAKE CUTTING, BOUQUET TOSS, ARE YOU STILL FOLLOWING TRADITIONS?
A lot of our brides today are no longer following traditions. For those that are still following the wedding traditions, do you know what each tradition symbolizes? Why do we carry the wedding bouquet? Why do we cut the wedding cake? Find out where all these started and some of the traditions really mean here.
The Bridal Bouquet:
Back in the days, in Greek and Roman eras, brides carried herbs like thyme and garlic arrangements to hide the smell of their body odor. They also did this to bring luck or ward off bad luck. This tradition become fashionable in the mid- 19th century. Why do you carry a bridal bouquet?
Tossing of the Bouquet:
It is tradition for the bride to throw away the bouquet at a wedding reception for all single women to catch.The lucky lady that caught the bouquet was believed to be the next one to wed. Where did this tradition come from? Back in History, it was believed that the bride would only wear her dress once. The dress was believed to be good luck as it represented fertility. At the end of the wedding, people would chase the bride down and try to take pieces of the dress for luck to take home. Over the years, dresses become more expensive, more grand and more brides decided to keep the dresses to pass on. To distract the other ladies, brides decided to toss the bouquet with the hope that the guests at the wedding would leave her dress in tact.
The First Kiss:
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“You may now kiss your bride”, this usually symbolized the conclusion of the wedding ceremony. It was believed that the kiss sealed the couples agreement to join in a life time commitment with each other.
It is believed that the cutting of the cake is the first task of the couples life together. In Roman times, it was believed that by sharing the first piece of cake together, a special bond was created with the couple.
Source: Wedding veil
The bridal veil was originally invented by pagans to ward off evil spirits who tried to take away the purity of the bride.It was believed that evil spirits would be attracted to the bride, so they covered her face with a veil in order to conceal her features to distract and confuse them.
They are so many wedding traditions out there. What traditions will you be following and which will you forgo? Tell us today
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