Choosing the right wedding customs and traditions can help add special meaning to your ceremony and reception.
From the clothes to the food, there is no other
event that is so filled with traditions and superstitions. It is often hard to decide which traditions to add to your special day.
Many of the customs seen in today's weddings are so expected that they are no longer even recognized as having been handed down from past generations.
But by adding to these expected traditions with your own individual values and ethnic heritage, you can make your wedding creative, special and individual - a one of a kind-YOURS!
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue and a Silver Sixpence in her Shoe.
Almost everyone recognizes this wedding rhyme. It originated during the Victorian times.
The old and the new represent rites of passage. The old is the link with your past. The new represents the hope for the future.
To borrow something is thought to borrow the good luck from that person.
The blue represents constancy and loyalty.
The coin - a silver dime in America - symbolizes future wealth. By placing it in the bride's shoe, it symbolizes authority and wisdom for the bride and her role in the marriage.
Here are some wonderful traditions in your own wedding to make it special.
One of the wonderful things about today's weddings is that couples can incorporate the old with the new and can begin their own family customs and traditions.
Below are some traditions and customs to help you incorporate parts of your heritage into your wedding:
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