There are some traditions, like exchanging rings and throwing the bridal bouquet, that remain central to the wedding ceremony.
But there are other customs that have been tossed to the wayside by a generation or two of brides and grooms.
Make your 21st century celebration stand out from the crowd by incorporating these ancient traditions into your wedding plans:
Make it a full moon – in June!
There is an old belief that getting married on the day of a full moon will bring you good luck − and hopefully, aid in conception efforts. And, historically, June was a particularly good month to “tie the knot,” as a fall pregnancy and spring birth wouldn’t interfere with the bride’s ability to assist with the harvest. Also, a bright, sunny wedding day was said to bring good fortune to the couple, while a rainy day guaranteed a short, rather unsatisfactory marriage. Although June continues to be a popular month for weddings, it’s probably safe to say that the reasons have changed.
Click here for more ideas for reviving old traditions, including: Have fun with superstitions, Carry a bride’s handkerchief, Wear a veil, Tie shoes (and cans) to “the getaway car”, Wear two garters − one to keep and one to toss, and Carry her over the threshold...
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