Weddings are often a cool mix of tradition and personalization. When you combine these two things, you end up with a lot of sweet traditions that have been around for years.
Wedding multiple choice trivia questions are the perfect way to get your guests ready for the big day. They can be used as a fun icebreaker at your rehearsal dinner or wedding reception, or you can hand them out as party favors at each guest’s table so they have something to do while waiting for dinner to be served.
The wedding ring is an ancient symbol of eternity.
You probably won’t be surprised to learn that the wedding ring is one of those ancient traditions that pre-dates Christianity. In fact, it’s been used for thousands of years as a symbol of eternity and love, and commitment. The bride wears her husband’s ring on her right hand because this is the same hand she’d use to give him something if he needed it, in this case, his name.
The rings are also a symbol of the bond between two people (the groom’s promise to take care of his new wife), as well as their commitment to each other: “I’m here for you no matter what.”
The bouquet toss wasn’t always a competition.
The bouquet toss is a tradition that dates back to the Victorian era. The bride would throw her bouquet to the unmarried women in attendance, who competed for it by trying to catch it. (The person who caught it was believed to be next in line for marriage.) Over time, this practice became more competitive and less about catching something lovely.
But if you’re looking for something sweet and sentimental on your wedding day, consider reviving this tradition with a twist: Instead of having all of your guests compete at once, have one single friend or family member hold up your garter while you toss your bouquet down the aisle.
Then let your newly betrothed friends and family try their luck. You can even give them some helpful hints before they come up so they aren’t left standing there with their arms awkwardly at their sides waiting for someone else’s chance, and make sure they don’t accidentally knock over any other bridesmaids when they do catch it.
Honeymoons have a sweet history.
Honeymoons are another wedding tradition that has a sweet history. When they were first introduced in the late 19th century, honeymoons were designed to give newlyweds some time alone to recover from the stress and exhaustion of their wedding day.
It was also a way for them to bond after spending all day with their family and friends, who would often be invited along on their honeymoon.
Today, honeymoons often involve travel but it’s still important for couples to spend some alone time together as husband and wife before getting caught up in life as parents or business partners.
Halloween weddings are a real thing, and we’re into it.
Halloween weddings are popular and for good reason. They’re fun, creative, and more affordable than traditional weddings. If you’re planning a Halloween-themed wedding this year (or any time soon), we’ve got some great tips to make sure your big day is extra spooky.
- Make the details count. It’s all about the small touches in Halloween decorating. From tablecloths with pumpkins on them to fake cobwebs hanging from the ceiling, you can add these touches to almost anything you want, and they’ll look great. Your guests will love seeing how much work went into creating such an awesome event for them.
- Take advantage of seasonal produce whenever possible as well, if your venue has its own garden or farm nearby then take advantage. We love using local ingredients because they’re often cheaper than buying imported ones off store shelves too.
The best man’s job was once to kidnap the bride.
According to custom, the groom would be attacked by his friends and family members on his way to meet with his bride on the wedding day. Then he would be taken away by force and held prisoner until after he had married her.
The purpose of this kidnapping was twofold: firstly, it prevented him from changing his mind about marrying her; and secondly, it ensured that she would not have time or opportunity to escape before they were wed.
Lavender was once believed to be an aphrodisiac.
If you’re a lavender lover, this wedding tradition is a good news/bad news situation. On the one hand, it’s nice to know that your favorite scent has been associated with romance for centuries.
However, it also means that if your love life has gotten too calm and comfortable lately (or if you’re more of a rose-scented person), there may be some room for improvement.
According to ancient Greek mythology, Zeus made an appearance in human form at a wedding and bestowed his blessing on the new couple by sending down clumps of fragrant flowers from heaven.
The fragrance was thought to ward off evil spirits and cure headaches, a pretty sweet deal all around. Today people use lavender oil as an aid for anxiety or depression when diluted in water; it can also help with insomnia by promoting relaxation before bedtime.
In the end, it seems like wedding traditions are more about love and friendship than they are about superstition and superstition. That’s a sweet way to go into a marriage, isn’t it?