Where Did These Wedding Rituals Come From?

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Some wedding traditions have been around for as long as anyone can remember. But have you ever wondered when some of them did start? Well, believe it or not, some of them trace back centuries. This week’s featured wedding rituals even date back to the same place!

“Something Old, Something New”


Firstly, we have all heard of the old phrase: “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue.” The phrase is, in modern times, associated with the bride wearing something old, something new, something borrowed from a loved one, and something in the color blue. Did you know that the saying comes from an Old English rhyme, “Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your Shoe.” This names four “good-luck objects” (plus a bit of money) a bride should include somewhere in her wedding outfit for luck and good fortune. 



Did you know that having a honeymoon also originated in Britain? Honeymoons original purpose was as trips to go see the family that couldn’t make it to the wedding. This wedding ritual started in the 18th century Britain too! These trips Honeymoons were originally trips to go see the family that couldn’t make it to the wedding. Eventually they evolved into the fun vacations we know of today.  But instead of flying off to a tropical island after your big day, you’d be taking a cross country tour to see all of your aunts, cousins, and grandparents! 

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