Wedding Traditions: Tying Cans to the Bumper

Wedding Traditions: Tying Cans to the Bumper

While the wedding tradition of tying tin cans to a car’s bumper isn’t all that common anymore, you may see it in movies – often accompanied by a “Just Married” sign. However, the origins of this tradition are a bit murky.  Personalcreations.com dates this tradition to...
Wedding Traditions: Veil

Wedding Traditions: Veil

Wedding veils have evolved over the years (have you seen the floppy hat veils of the ‘80s?!), but 65% of brides still wear one, according to Wedding Ideas magazine. In fact, Wedding Historian Susan Waggoner has said the veil is “the oldest part of the bridal...
Wedding Traditions: Cake

Wedding Traditions: Cake

Wedding cakes are now an integral part of any reception, but most of us don’t realize the tradition actually started with a different carb – bread.  According to Southern Living magazine, the grooms of yesterday used to take a bite of bread, then crumble the remainder...
Wedding Traditions: Garter

Wedding Traditions: Garter

While the garter toss has become increasingly less popular at modern weddings, many brides still choose to wear a garter underneath their wedding dress. So how did this tradition begin? In the past, women commonly wore garters to hold up their stockings, but with the...
Wedding Traditions: Rings

Wedding Traditions: Rings

Engagement and wedding rings have become a critical part of a marriage ceremony. However, many couples don’t think about the history behind wearing these bands.  Because a circle has no beginning or end, it became a symbol of eternity to the pharaohs of ancient...

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