I of course research many Wedding traditions and the old wives tales that accompany them, like the one where rice kills birds so rice is no longer thrown at weddings. Rice is a grain, birds eat grains everyday.
I really like the Wedding Cake tradition, and not the tradition of smashing cake in your spouses face. The Wedding Cake was originally a small bun, which symbolized good luck and fertility. The bun was broken over the brides head at the close of the ceremony. During the Middle Ages, custom required the bride and broom to kiss over a small cake.
Another interesting one, one I guess I never thought about, A bride is traditionally carried over the threshold either to symbolize her reluctance to leave her father’s home or because evil spirits hovered over the threshold of a house—so she was lifted over the entrance to protect her from the spirits.
A few traditions I plan on doing?
1) Kiss a chimney sweep on my wedding day.
2) Tuck a lump of sugar into my dress.
3) Chime Wedding Bells after our Ceremony.
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