The earliest weddings in history were completely different compared to our idea of how a wedding should be today. Our ancestors came together to keep family names stronger, rather than to form romantic relationships. Weddings have definitely changed since then, with all of the new adjustments we have made throughout the years.
The most important aspect of the wedding nowadays is the wedding plans. Thankfully with all of those styles out there, you are bound to find the one you adore. If you do not however, have that perfect dress chosen yet, you may want to continue through this guide.
I would like to say that each dress will look great on everyone, though not everyone has the perfect shape, as most people would think. Depending on your size and shape, some wedding dresses will or will not fit exactly as you would like them to. If you are a pear shape, then I suggest you avoid any shorter style. If you definitely know that you want a shorter style, then have it come to at least the bottom of your knees, as for it creates length. If you have an apple shape, try a dress with a longer style. If you are a rectangle shape, pretty much any style will look good. Try evening things out with bows and extra poof at the bottom.
The next most important thing when choosing your gown should be the color. With today’s era, you have every color you can imagine to choose from. If you have a themed-wedding, then you should probably choose a color to go along with that theme. If you do not have a theme, then you could always wear the traditional white! Regardless of whether or not you have a themed-wedding, your options are practically unlimited when it comes to choosing the right color for your wedding dress.
When it comes to choosing the bridesmaids gowns’, there is no right or wrong way, although there are different ways to go about it. For example, you may want your bridesmaids to dress in completely different colors, whereas you may want them to dress similarly. Whichever way you decide to go about choosing the bridesmaids gowns, is definitely your own decision, and can vary depending on themes as well.
Why do we eat cake at the reception?
The wedding cake can be traced back to the roman empire, before icing was even invented! The tradition was that the groom would eat some of the barley bread, and then break the rest of the piece over the brides head! Ladies, be glad that this tradition is not practiced so much anymore! The most well known tradition that is associated with wedding cakes, is the cutting of the cake by both the bride and the groom. The cutting of the cake symbolizes the first task that is completed in the couples life together. Most of the time, after the first piece is cut, the bride and groom will feed each other the first slice. This is a way of showing the commitment that the couple will undergo.
Why is the ring finger the forth finger on the left hand?
The most common and romantic theory is that the Egyptians believed the forth finger of the left hand contained the vena aroris, which leads to the heart. The vena aroris meaning the “vein of love.”
Why do we kiss after the vows?
The tradition of the kiss after the exchanging of the vows dates back to Roman times, as if sealing a decision. This first kiss also symbolizes the bond between the couple.
Why do we use flowers in bouquets?
Flowers are commonly used in wedding ceremonies because they can mean so many different things. Traditionally, bouquets were a mixture of different flowers to show meaning, as well as to ward off evil spirits. The bouquet also symbolizes virginity, life and growth. The bouquet was originally tossed to a friend from the bride to ward off evil spirits, and also pass along her luck. A bride is considered to be very lucky, and still is today. This tradition has carried on to mean that the person who catches the flowers that are thrown will be the next to marry.
Why do we need something old, new, borrowed, and blue?
“Something old, Something new, Something borrowed, Something blue. And a silver six pence in her shoe.” This short poem describes a token of good luck for the bride. Tradition says that if she carries all of these items on her wedding day, her marriage will be happy. “Something old” symbolizes the family she is leaving, and the new family that is beginning. “Something new” shows optimism for the bride’s future life and family. “Something borrowed” is usually an item from a happily married family member, or sometimes a friend, whose good luck in marriage is supposed to transfer over to the new bride. This borrowed item also lets the bride know that she can depend on her friends and family if she ever needs anything. “Something blue” symbolizes the purity of the bride, as well as the sacrifices she has made to be with the groom. “A silver six pence in her shoe” symbolizes the wealth the new couple will hopefully come across.
Although things have changed from the past weddings, we still tend to keep certain traditions a part of our marriage ceremonies today.