(Closed) Ever wondered WHY brides carry a bouquet of flowers?

posted 6 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

LOL @ carrying flowers in june to mask body odor. That really did make me laugh out loud. I love finding out what the real meaning is behind the things we do at weddings. 

Here is another one: The reason why the groom doesnt see the bride before the wedding

A long time ago in the time where fathers would promise their daughters to wealthy men to be married, a few of the girls were a little less fortunate in the looks department. So when the wealthy groom would see the non pretty bride he would take off running. They finally came up with the tradition that groom would not see the bride before the wedding and she would remain veiled until they were officially married to avoid the groom running away. 

My Fiance and I got a kick out of that one.

Post # 5
3886 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

The whole concept of bridesmaids is pretty funny too. Apparently they are decoys and at one point even wore the exact same outfit as the bride, because if a bride came from a wealthy family, a maurader would try to kidnap her and hold her for ransom.  Hence there would be a small army of identically dressed bridesmaids so the maurader would have a good chance of stealing the wrong woman.

Post # 6
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Wow! Who knew…

Post # 7
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had also read somewhere (do not remember where) the reason for the girl changing her last name is so that others know who she “belongs” to. haha! 

Post # 8
1417 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@mtnhoney:  haha i cant wait to read these to my Boyfriend or Best Friend hes going to love this! thanks for the laugh!

Post # 9
3583 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Wow, so when you asked someone to be a bridesmaid, it now makes sense that the expectation is that they really just had to SHOW UP, otherwise you really were asking a little too much of them. 

Please be my ransom buddy….and fluff this pom, stat!

Post # 10
147 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I love learning the reasons behind wedding traditions!


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