4 Interesting Wedding Traditions That You Should Know About
Many of today's couples are not aware of the history behind some wedding traditions and symbols. Some even are derived from old English traditions and superstitions.
- The carrying of flowers by the bride has its roots in ancient times when it was believed that strong smelling herbs and spices would ward off and drive away evil spirits, bad luck and ill health.
- The wedding veil hides the brides beauty and wards off evil spirits. Another explanation is that during the times of arranged marriages the brides face would be covered until the groom had committed to the marriage.
- Tears from the bride or a child during the wedding service is considered lucky.
- Wedding gifts are bought by the guests have replaced the custom of bringing fruits that used to encourage fertility.
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