As you plan your wedding, there will undoubtedly be various superstitions and traditions you look out for and want to include in your wedding. Have you ever wondered why this is the case? Where did all these wedding rules come from? Our Minneapolis Wedding Planners would be happy to walk you through all the ins and outs of wedding traditions and decide which work for you! Here we will tell you about some of the biggest wedding traditions and superstitions, explain where they come from, and let you decide which make sense for your wedding!
1.Wearing a Veil. More often than not, our brides are incorporating veils into their weddings. You may be surprised to know that this custom originated in Rome. Brides would wear a veil walking down the aisle in order to disguise themselves from any spirits present that may be jealous of their happiness. Although most of our brides don’t wear a veil for this reason, they have wowed us in some amazing bridal ensembles!
2. Seeing Each Other Before the Wedding. This superstition is still today very popular, though some of our brides do opt to take photos prior to ceremony and have a “first look” at that time. Many people feel that waiting to see each other until the bride walks down the aisle makes the day and moment more special and romantic, but that is not where the tradition comes from. This superstition actually dates back to the time of arranged marriages, when people worried if the bride and groom saw each other prior to their wedding, it would give them a chance to change their minds. Do whatever makes your comfortable, because the photos will be beautiful either way!
3. Crying On Your Wedding Day. Though tears are common at weddings, many people don’t know that crying at your wedding is actually a good omen! Get your waterproof mascara ready because your tears are welcome. If a bride cries on her wedding day, it symbolizes that she has shed all of her tears and will have no more to cry in her marriage. Not too mention, a few tears make for some pretty gorgeous photos!
4. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue. Most of us have heard this rhyme and have seen this tradition in many weddings. What does it mean? Something old represents the bride’s past, while something new symbolizes the couple’s happy future. Something borrowed is given to the bride from someone who is happily married in hopes of that good fortune rubbing off on the bride. Something blue represents fidelity and love. Our brides have creatively incorporated all of these aspects into their weddings.
5. Rain On Your Wedding Day. Although we cannot control the rain, a popular superstition tells us that if you are lucky enough to have rain on your wedding day, your marriage will be very lucky. In some cultures, rain on your wedding day symbolizes fertility and cleansing. Perhaps you wouldn’t think so, but some of our favorite wedding photos come from the rainiest days!
Our Wedding Planners are happy to help you navigate through these traditions and superstitions and make sure your wedding is exactly what you’ve always wanted!