Customs & Traditions
Discovering Wedding Customs and Traditions of the Past
The wedding is one of life's primeval and surprisingly unchanged rites of passage. Nearly all of the customs we observe today are
merely echoes of the past. Everything from the veil, rice, flowers, and old shoes, to the bridesmaids and processionals, at one time, bore a very specific and vitally significant meaning. Today, although the original substance is often lost, we incorporate old world customs into our weddings because they are traditional and ritualistic.
Engagement Customs and Traditions
What were "Love Tokens"? What was a Betrothal Ring? What was Flouncing? And much more.
Weddings Around the World
Traditions are simply memories of the past, still taking root in our lives today. As you read through these long cherished practices of ages gone by, choose for yourself those that will make your day more meaningful and