Tradition At Your Wedding - Friend Or Foe?
The tradition of the actual wedding ceremonies, as we know them today, originate from more than twenty thousand years ago. And throughout the centuries they’ve been through countless changes, transactions and evolution. However, small rituals that happen during the wedding are something that came from all over the world and from different eras. How anyone plans their wedding is an individual thing, but when it comes to the wedding traditions, there are, for sure, countless. Along with so many nations, cultures, tribes and religions, comes the greatest possible variety of traditions that people practice all over the world. If you’re about to go “crazy in love” and starting to plan your big day, what you need to figure out as soon as possible is which are dos and don’ts and what is it you want or not.
It’s not a cliche, it’s a classic
Some traditions are what actually makes a wedding ceremony. Of course there are people who don’t appreciate any mainstream customs, but these are mostly unavoidable:
- Wedding cake
- Wedding rings and a ring bearer
- Groomsmen and bridesmaids
- Bridal bouquet and the bouquet toss
- Gift registry
- Wedding cake
While there are some traditions which are kind of a must, there are, though, some of them that should be reconsidered or avoided:
- Your wedding dress doesn’t necessarily have to be white
- There’s no need for you to match your bridesmaids dresses
- It is flexible on who would you like to walk you down the aisle
- Your single friends might refuse to catch the bouquet
- Avoid the customs that can mess up your hair, dress, suit, even the entire venue or ruin your cake.
Everywhere in the world wedding rituals, no matter what they are, have the same point, and kind of look alike. However, some cultures and nations have the most unthinkable customs you could ever imagine. Here are some of them that you would either gladly embrace out of fun or never consider in your entire life:
- In Cuba ,every man who dances with the bride is supposed to pin money to her dress.
- In Greece, the groom is supposed to have his beard shaved by his best man.
- In some parts of China, the bride cries for an hour each day, for a whole month prior to the wedding.
- In Sweden, if the bride leaves the table during the reception, single ladies are free to steal a kiss from the groom. The same thing happens the other way around.
- In Congo, the bride and groom are not supposed to smile through the entire wedding day.
- In India, female part of family and friends steal the groom’s shoes and ask for ransom money.
Anyway, may you have the funniest and loveliest day! Just make sure you don’t go over the top with the crazy ideas :)