Wedding traditions are something that most couples like to enact on their wedding days. These timeless ideals are passed down from one generation to the next. Every tradition has a beginning, an origin so to speak. Below are some traditions and their origins:
Wearing white has been assumed to symbolize purity and the intact virginity of the bride. In fact, Queen Victoria made the white wedding dress popular during her wedding to Albert of Saxe-Coburg. The wedding was widely photographed and many women decided to follow Queen Victoria’s example.
The Wedding Veil
Ever imagine that an evil spirit might show up and attack you on your special day? Well, the Romans put veils on their brides for just that reason. Later on, the Victorians used the veil as a status symbol, the more elaborate the veil, the wealthier the bride.
The Wedding Cake
The wedding cake’s history spans as far back as Ancient Rome. In Rome breaking cake or bread over the bride’s head was seen as a symbol of the breaking the bride’s virginity. Today, cake cutting is popular and it symbolizes the first act that the bride and groom will complete together.