However, now that you are planning your own wedding it is for you to decide if those customary acts will be part of your celebration. Are there other customs or traditions you will use to signify your own union and celebration. Will these customs carry on in your family or have they already?
Some of the traditions listed below have been handed down through the years from culture to culture. Some are pure folklore and many stem from superstitions. Certain traditions are widely used in modern wedding ceremonies while others exist only within a certain race or culture.
While I hope you enjoy the following legends and lore, when planning your wedding I encourage you to do things your way. There are no rules, no ways that must be followed because Aunt Nellie says it must be. When it comes to your celebration – make it just that, your own. Add your own personalized flare that will make lasting traditions for your family for years to follow.
Customs and tradition should be binding, in a loving family way.The wedding is one of life’s primeval and surprisingly unchanged rites of passage. There are so many different customs, superstitions and cultural beliefs that have carried on through the ages.
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