10 Fascinating Facts About Wedding Traditions

The bouquet, the garter toss, that Something Blue pinned to your dress – Have you ever taken a second to consider the purpose of all of these deeply instilled wedding traditions?

Wedding Bouquet

1. Turns out it’s your “ring finger” for a reason. Engagement & Wedding rings are worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because it was once thought that a vein in that finger led directly to the heart.

2. Queen Victoria is credited with starting the Western world’s white wedding dress trend in 1840 – before then, brides simply wore their best dress.

3. If your bridesmaids are less than thrilled about matching dresses, tell them they’re good luck! The tradition of matching maids dates back to Roman times, when people believed evil spirits would attend the wedding in attempt to curse the bride and groom (how rude). Bridesmaids were required to dress exactly like the bride in order to confuse the spirits and bring luck to the marriage.

4. On a similar note, Brides traditionally Wear Veils because ancient Greeks and Romans believed they protected her from evil spirits.

5. The tradition of a bride wearing “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue,” comes from an Old English rhyme. Something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity.

6. The tradition of a wedding cake comes from ancient Rome, where guests broke a loaf of bread over the bride’s head for fertility’s sake.

7. Ever wondered where the phrase “tying the knot” came from? In many cultures around the world — including Celtic, Hindu and Egyptian weddings — the hands of the bride and groom are literally tied together to demonstrate the couple’s commitment to each other and their new bond.

8. If you thought we were over the spirit thing, think again. According to tradition, the groom carries the bride across the threshold to valiantly protect her from evil spirits lurking below.

9. June weddings are not a new thing. The Roman goddess Juno rules over marriage and childbirth, hence the popularity of June weddings.

10. Honeymoons weren’t always so luxurious. Ancient Norse bridal couples went into hiding after the wedding, and a family member would bring them a cup of honey wine for 30 days — or one moon — which is how the term “honeymoon” originated.

Aren’t these interesting … many thanks for sending this information to me to share with my couples.

Glenda Harland

Glenda ~ Noosa Wedding Ring

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So you want Flowergirls and Pageboys at your Wedding? the Good and the Bad

Flowergirls and PageboysFlower Girls and Page Boys at your Wedding are always an unknown … that’s what makes them so adorable! you just never quite know what the outcome of walking up the aisle is going to be no matter how much you rehearse it … almost better not to, as they seem to do better just winging it on the day. They have a way of bringing their energetic curiosity and bright-eyed cuteness to wedding ceremonies.

So you have decided ” YES “, now you are definitely going to want to add that WOW cuteness.

Flowergirl When you give your Flowergirls & Pageboys jobs like this to do, they are always more willing to play along whether it be Rose Petals to scatter or boards like these, making it fun for the kids works brilliantly.

There are so many signs and ideas you can use to announce the Bride is on her way! Always consider the size and age of your little Flowergirls and Pageboys so what they are carrying is easy for them … you don’t want it thrown in a bush along the way 🙂

Pageboy Pageboy Pageboy Pageboy

Now we need to dress these Wee Cherubs.

Page Boy Flowergirl Flowergirl Page Boy Suit Flower Girl in Pink Flowergirl in Blue Flowergirl in Pink

Enjoy your Wedding Day and the Children you choose as your bridal attendants.

Have fun … Glenda 

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Why Not Include Your Dog In Your Wedding Party?

Why Not have your best friends at your Wedding as your 4 Paws Bridesmaid and Best Man  🙂 this is exactly what Priscilla & Matt did with their best friends as Ring Bearers … so beautiful as part of the ceremony, they also walked our stunning Bride down the aisle.

Dogs for Bridemaid and Bestman

Let Glenda at Noosa Wedding Ring co-ordinate and plan your perfect day with you to include your dogs as attendants.

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WOW your Wedding Guests with Unique Ideas

Why not have a Lolly / Candy Buffet at your Wedding and match your lollies with your colour theme …

Guests love it!!

Use beautiful vases, containers and glassware to show off the Candy.

Items that mean a lot to you as a couple can be incorporated in your table display to make it “Unique” to you both.

Wedding Candy Wedding Candy Display Wedding reception candy

Candy display for wedding

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