Classic Wedding Traditions…
…and how they came to be
Ever wonder how some of most classic wedding traditions started?
So we tracked down a few origin stories for you below:
Tying The Knot
"Tying the Knot" was known as “handfasting”, an ancient Celtic wedding tradition where the couple would tie their hands together using knots of cloth.
Wedding bells are another ancient Celtic tradition, this time as a symbol of abundance and prosperity. The bell ringing was also supposed to ward off evil spirits.
Decorating The Car
The tradition of decorating a couple’s “getaway car” seems to originate in France, where tying cans to the bumper is believed to be a French word (“charivari”) which means hullabaloo or commotion.
One Icelandic tradition is for the couple to write letters expressing their love for each other the night before the ceremony. Sometimes the officiant and even the couple’s parents also write letters. These would then be sealed in a box to be opened on the couple’s first anniversary.
*Aw* That’s a keeper in our/my books!
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