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Wedding Traditions Explained

Superstitions or traditions we have them explained for you here in one place.

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Superstitions, customs,  you hear some from friends, some from grandparents or elders, where did these unique tales derive?

Something Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue

This custom is based from an English poem: “Something old, something new Something borrowed, something blue And a silver sixpence in her shoe.” Each item refers to a good luck token for a bride. The custom is that if the bride carries all four items on her wedding day, she will have a happy marriage: Something old – continuity with the bride’s family and the past Something new – optimism and hope for the bride’s new life ahead Something borrowed – an item from a happily married friend or family member, whose good fortune in marriage is believed carried over to the new bride Something blue – Before the late 19th century, blue was a popular color for wedding gowns, as evidenced in proverbs like, “Marry in blue, lover be true.”

Seeing Each Other Before The Wedding

This superstition dates back to time of arranged marriages, when people believed that if the couple saw each other before the ceremony, it would give them a chance to change their minds about the wedding.

Rain on Your Wedding Day

Ironically, rain is viewed by many cultures as a sign of good fortune, predicting fertility, renewal, cleansing and unity.  Some, on the other hand, view a rainy wedding day as having a negative connotation, representing that the bride is likely to shed many tears during her married life. A wedding day is known to be a symbol of fertility, related to the fact that rain waters the ground, allowing plants to grow. The idea that rain signifies renewal coincides with the rain washing away all the sorrow and struggle in one’s life, providing the ability to start new; rain’s cleansing qualities wash away sadness and hard times. take note, the expression “tying the knot” is derived from rainy wedding day lore. Since a wet knot is more difficult to undo, rain on a wedding day means the marriage is likely to remain strong. How do you think of it now? opinion changing?

Carrying the Bride Over the Threshold

Generations ago, it was considered lady like for the new bride to be, or at the very least appear to be, unwilling to “give herself” to her new husband… On a darker spin, several follow a different belief…following the theory that ancient Medieval Europe believed that a bride was extra vulnerable to evil spirits through the soles of her feet. To avoid bringing in any evil spirits, the groom carried the bride into their new home.

Crying on Your Wedding Day

This is also supposed to bring good luck to the bride if she sheds tears on her wedding day.  It symbolizes that she has cried all her tears and won’t cry at all during the marriage.

Breaking Glass

In several cultures, it is customary for the bride and groom to shatter a plate, cup or vase after exchanging rings or at the end of the ceremony. Each individual shard, symbolize the number of happy years the couple will spend together. Just a few passed down customs covered, each marriage its own piece of Art.

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Our professional staff at Celebration Hall will help coordinate all your wedding and event needs, from decor, lightning, arranging a cake, catering and so more.

We are located on scenic route 30A among the beautiful beaches of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Steps from Celebration Hall is Suites 30-A, the perfect spot to start a honeymoon or take care of all your guests lodging needs. So let the professionals at Celebration Hall worry about the details and make your big day a hassle free occasion!

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