(Closed) British Bride wanting to know what traditions are out there

posted 6 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
355 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Well I am american, and not too sure how different the Brits traditions are. Or I would give you some ideas. lol… I’m no help!

Post # 4
7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

It depends on what you mean by traditions? Are you talking like… tossing the bouquet or like wearing a horseshoe for luck kinds of things?

Post # 7
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Let’s see .. there’s tossing the bouquet/garter, the horse shoe for luck, a sixpence in your shoe for luck(i think the luck there is walking with that in your shoe), or you can put it in the hem of your dress.  Something blue/new/borrowed/something old…. Bells to be rung at your reception for you and Fiance …well by then HUSBAND… to suck face. 

I didn’t know it until I was on the Bee, but the English do a breakfast? and a ceremony and a dinner?  I know I read something about on here.

Google is amazing at finding some obscure traditions and if you search on the Bee you’ll find some!

Post # 8
7992 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

Old, new, borrowed, blue, silver sixpence in shoe?

Buying a pin from the head bridesmaid?

Throwing the garter/bouquet?

Having fragrant herbs in the bouquet or in the floral arrangements (for fertility)?

Groom should give some money to the first person he sees as he goes on his way to the church.

Sew a tiny horseshoe into your petticoat for luck.

Attach shoes to your wedding car for when you drive off.

Stuff like that?

Post # 9
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

In Ireland it is traditional for brides to leave a statue of the Child of Prague outside the night before the wedding as it is supposed to bring good weather for the big day. I am not religious and am not having a chutch wedding but I will still do this to keep with tradition. 


Post # 10
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Hi ya… it all depends on what kind of Tradition you are looking for… I am having a totally Celtic Wedding with lots of Irish Traditions.

One is for the grooms mother to break oat bread over the brides head so that they can be long time friends…(I’m not doing this one as his mother passed away), other than what has been mentioned there is also, after the wedding it is good luck for the person to kiss the Bride is a Man….

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