The origin of most of our
wedding traditionsstem from superstitions, and are handed down by folk lore. Because of this you will find various legends of our most popular customs.
Traditions vary from culture to culture. Some are widely used in modern wedding ceremonies, while others exist only within a certain race or culture.
While we hope you will enjoy the following legends and lore, if you are planning your wedding, we encourage you to do things "your way." It's your special day and there are no iron-clad rules.
Page 1 Proposals, The Engagement Ring, The Engagement Party, The Dowry, Bridal Showers, Bachelor Party and Love Tokens
Page 2 Ritual Bath, Bride's Dress, Wedding Veil, Handkerchief, Trousseau, Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and a Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe
Page 3 The Bridesmaids, Bestman and Child Attendants
Page 4 Bridal Flowers and the Bride's Bouquet
Page 5 Getting to the Church, Wedding March, Bride on Groom's Left, Family Seating, Giving Away The Bride, White Aisle Runner, Taking Each Other's Right Hand, Groom Gives First Vows, The Wedding Ring, Wedding Kiss, Unity Candle, Arch Of Swords Following Ceremony
Page 6 The Wedding Cake and Toasting
Page 7 Throwing The Garter, Tossing The Bridal Bouquet, Loud Noise, Throwing Rice, Old Shoes
Page 8 Good Fortune and Carrying The Bride Across The Threshold
Page 9 Four Legends of The Origin of The Honeymoon
Page 10 Tying The Knot and Jumping The Broom, Sawhorsing
Page 11 Traditions From Various Countries And Cultures