(Closed) Wedding Facts/Traditions/Superstitions Game

posted 9 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

The kiss that is given by the bride to the groom at the end of the wedding ceremony originates from the earliest times when the couple would actually make love for the first time under the eyes of half the village!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

@ MissStellar: Um, ew and totally weird.

 Mystique and romance has surrounded the veil for more than one thousand years. Originally, the veil is thought to have been used to hide the bride from abductors, just as the similar dress of her bridesmaids was meant to do. But a more romantic interpretation evolved later which believed that concealment (as the bride’s face beneath a veil) rendered what was hidden more valuable. Another early interpretation of the veil was that it symbolized youth and virginity.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I heard from my photographer that the reason that grooms are not supposed to see their brides (or vice versus) before the altar came from when marriages were mostly arranged — the people arranging the marriages didnt want the bride or groom to run away if the person didnt look like what they had hoped!!

Hence why we will be seeing each other before the wedding … I’m fairly confident he likes the way I look and that won’t cause him to run away!  (hehe. that and it’s easier for photos and to have some time to ourselves to enjoy the day!)

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Way back when, the single ladies would tear the bride’s dress so they would have good luck. The bride would toss her bouquet so she could get away from the single ladies. That’s how the bouquet toss originated.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

Buttoniers are from the chivalry days when knights would wear their lady’s colors with flowers! I love it!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

omg …. sex in front of everyone?

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

hahaha… sorry- i found it through a google search and HAD to share 🙂

Post # 12
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Busy bee

From wikipedia, a fact that I did not know:

 

A number of cultures adopt the western custom of a bride wearing a white dress. This tradition came to symbolize purity in the Victorian era (despite popular misconception, the white dress did not indicate virginity, which was symbolized by the face veil). Within the ‘white wedding’ tradition, a white dress and veil would not have been considered appropriate for a second or third wedding of a widow or a divorcee.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

In older times, the wedding rings did not only signify a sign of love, but were also linked to the bestowal of ‘earnest money’. According to the prayer book of Edward VI: after the words ‘with this ring I thee wed’ follow the words ‘This gold and silver I give thee’, at which point the groom was supposed to hand a leather purse filled with gold and silver coins to the bride.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

What an interesting thread!  I’ll play.

Here’s a myth for those of you who remove your rings often….lucky that myths are so rarely based in fact! 

The wedding ring is considered sacred and should not be lent to others to try on, this is sure to bring back luck and even the possibility of unfaithfulness. If ever the wedding rings are removed by a bride it must be the groom who returns them to her fingers to continue the good luck.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill

As a "June bride," I was curious as to where the term originated.  Here’s what I found (via Facts and Fiction): 

It is popularly believed that people in medieval England bathed themselves only once a year. This practice has even been credited for the reason behind the term June bride. People took a bath in May when the weather wasn’t so cold and got married in June when they were still fresh.

I’ve also heard that the tradition of the bride carrying a bouquet began as a means of masking unpleasant odors with the scent of fresh flowers.  Lovely, huh?

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