There are some American wedding traditions which are famous and iconic all over the world. This includes the wearing of a white or ivory gown to signify purity, and a white veil to signify virginity. While these would seem to some like ancient wedding traditions, they are still in use in many weddings today. These wedding traditions are not hard and fast “rules”, this is why so many brides and grooms choose otherwise. In addition, each of these American wedding traditions has a unique story behind it.
Another popular feature of American wedding culture is the superstition that the groom should not see the bride in her wedding gown before the wedding. People believe that this can be capable of bringing bad luck to the couple who does the opposite. Lots of couples still uphold these ancient wedding traditions and keep them alive. Here are just a few of the many traditions surrounding weddings in America. Of course there are many more, traditions are as varied as the people in this country.
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. It is customary for the bride to carry or wear items which fit with each one of these categories for good luck. While for some this might fall into the category of funny wedding traditions, it certainly makes for a more interesting experience. Especially since these customs are quite significant. Something old signifies the family and friends at the wedding. Something new signifies the couple; something borrowed is a veil or other item from mother or aunt. And something blue signifies the bride’s purity or virginity.
The bridal bouquet. This age-old tradition of carrying a bouquet of flowers used to signify the emotions of the bride during the wedding. Although this significance might be missing, it goes to show that wedding traditions in America still have a meaning. The bridal bouquet used to be a lovely bunch of herbs and spices. Their strong aroma would off bad spirits from possessing the bride. Similarly; the flowers strewn by the flower girls now symbolize fertility and hope. While in the early days the couple would wear these flowers to ward off evil spirits from their marriage.
Some other wedding rituals ideas include the wedding ring which signifies eternity (especially a diamond eternity band) and a never ending marriage due to its circular shape. In America, a three ring ceremony is popular, a diamond engagement ring for her and a wedding band for both him and her. Rings are an essential part of the new stage of your life that is about to begin. Family & Co. Jewelers has everything you need to make that important choice. Diamond engagement rings and wedding bands for him and her. We have something in every price range, with or without diamonds, gemstones in gold, platinum or contemporary metals. We can custom design a one of a kind ring just for you.
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