Wedding Traditions Origins
Wedding Traditions Origins have a memorable wedding incorporating old rituals using modern – day translations.
The Bridal Party
In ancient times, people lived in small communities, so marriage – by – capture from other small communities became a popular custom. The groom would bring the strongest friends for his protection. The bride would do the same surrounded with her female friends today we all know it as Groomsmen and brides of honor.
The Engagement Ring
When early civilization started getting more complex, marriage evolved into a business arrangements or political associations. The ring would be presented in sign of commitment and good faith to take the brides hand in marriage. Today is a sign of commitment.
Honking Car Horns
In early days loud noises were used to chase away evil spirits. Today it is used as the couple is leaving the party.
From the 19th century a romantic reason to use the wedding ring is that the romantic belief that the vein of this finger led straight to the heart which represents eternal love.
The Wedding Cake
Eating the same cake represent a new era of the couple united. Today we
have the cake cutting ceremony.
The Wedding Gown
Queen Victoria, who broke a long lasting tradition of royal brides marrying in silver, instead she used a white gown which made them popular. Before this almost all of wedding dresses were different colors that could be were after the wedding. Today most brides would get married in a white gown.