Wedding Traditions

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  1. ComfortB profile image87
    ComfortBposted 7 years ago

    Will an American wedding be incomplete without the usual 'something new', 'something blue' and 'something borrowed' accessories? What negative effect/connotation, if any will that have on a wedding?

    1. prektjr.dc profile image82
      prektjr.dcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Traditions are just that...a routine event carried on through generations.  They have no "power" so cannot have an effect on a wedding.  Just as it may be a tradition to decorate a Christmas tree in red and green, there is no law or tragedy that will occur if it is decorated in blue and gold one year.  The something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue is just a way of connecting the past, the future, friends and family into a wedding.

      1. ComfortB profile image87
        ComfortBposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        @prektjr.dc - You are absolutely right! The fact is, most people don't know that, and get all bent out of shape trying to fit all these traditions into their wedding.

    2. lalalaura profile image60
      lalalauraposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If you're superstitious then I would say go for it. But in the last couple months I've been to numerous weddings and have found that not only are brides not doing the something borrowed thing anymore, they also aren't throwing the bouquet!

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    Sherlock221bposted 7 years ago

    A lot of the wedding traditions aren't as old as people think.  Even the wearing of a white dress, only goes back to Queen Victoria, who was the first bride to wear white.  Yet people were getting married for thousands of years before then.  It also became a tradition to have a chimney sweep at a wedding, yet who has this today?

    1. Lisa HW profile image63
      Lisa HWposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hmm.  My daughter is getting married.  I'll have to mention that chimney-sweep thing.   Somehow, I'm thinking she may choose to leave that tradition out.

    2. ComfortB profile image87
      ComfortBposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      This is the first I'm hearing about the 'chimney sweep'. What is that, and how is it done?


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