Traditions

Cake: The Tradition of Cake Cutting

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A wedding night isn’t complete without the bride and groom cutting a piece of cake together, right? But have you ever stopped to wonder how this tradition started and if you have to follow it? The wedding cake is usually served at the wedding reception after everyone is finished with dinner.  It was originally created
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Traditions: Wedding Traditions and Superstitions – Part 2

History of Wedding Favors Wedding favors have become an important part of marriage celebrations around the world. The tradition dates back thousands of years. Favors were given to guests in appreciation for sharing in the newlyweds’ special day. Wedding favors are as diverse as the cultures surrounding them and the different cultures have different favors.
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Traditions: The Newlywed Shower

A once long standing tradition that seems to be fading fast, is the shower of rice over the newlywed couple. Rice is a symbol of abundance and fertility. It also represents prosperity and good fortune. Traditionally, this shower was done after the reception, once the bride and groom had changed into their “going away” attire,
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The Bride: Sweets for the Sweet

Here is an ideal and fun way for any bride to convey her affection for her attendants. Spend an afternoon with “just the girls” and let them know how much you appreciate their participation in your wedding plans. In the early twentieth century a different type of party gained popularity — it was called the
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Traditions: Writing Your Own Wedding Vows

May Suggest Custom Wedding Invitations Too Choosing to personalize your wedding vows by writing some or all of what will be spoken can be extremely important and meaningful—certainly more important than the cake you choose, the dress you will wear, the photographer you select or any of the other decisions you will have to make
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Traditions: Wedding History

Matrimony has existed since ancient times, in different forms which reflect the customs and values of different societies. The Sumerians, the Assyrians and the Babylonians saw marriage solely for economic and social reasons. In Ancient Rome marriage was seen as a form of social climbing to pass from one castle to another, and was also
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Traditions: How the Wedding Ring is Worn

The circular ring, symbolizing undying and unending love, is traditionally worn on the third finger on the left hand. This finger was chosen based on the Greek belief that the artery from that finger flows directly to the heart. Placing the ring on the vena amoris, or love vein, thereby joined the couple’s destiny. Early
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Traditions: The Grand Exit

Gone are the days of tossing rice at couples as they depart. Many venues don’t even allow rice tossing any longer. Here are some fun alternatives to that tradition. Just be sure to clear them with the reception venue before deciding on an exit. Substitute birdseed – Seed will have the same symbolism as rice, but will be
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Planning: Choosing the Wedding Date and Time

The wedding and the events leading up to the ceremony are steeped in ancient traditions. The month and day of a bride’s wedding was considered a very important decision. Many followed this rhyme when choosing their wedding month: Marry when the year is new, he’ll be loving, kind and true. When February birds do mate,
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