10 December 2016

Bridal customs

Recommendations for a long-lasting matrimony are certainly many more and more difficult to satisfy, but the advice passed on by our grandparents may just help out.  So why not try and follow five simple rules to make sure that you are the perfect bride on your wedding day?

From the beginning of time, the bride has always worn five essential objects on her wedding day.  Each has a different meaning, let’s look at each. 

 

  • Something new – symbolises the new life that is about to start and the new challenges that will come with this.
  • Something old – symbolises the past that we leave behind. The bride should wear an old object to show that she has not forgotten the importance of the past as she sets out on a new journey. 
  • Something borrowed – symbolises the love of those near and dear who will stay at the bride’s side during her journey from the old to the new. This must come from someone very close to the bride. 
  • Something given as a gift – symbolises the love of those near and dear.
  • Something blue – symbolises the sincerity and purity of the bride, it was once the colour of the bridal dress. It is now very common for the garter to be decorated with a blue ribbon.

 

Bridal customs