The organization of a wedding is full of details that the bride and groom should keep in mind. More and more couples want to flee from conventions and surprise guests. However, there are some traditions that remain unchanged despite the passing of the years. We review some.
The gift of an engagement ring is a very old tradition that has remained to nowadays. In fact, this is already referred to in the Old Testament. And in the ninth century, Pope Nicholas I decrees that the act of giving the ring to the bride is an official statement of the intention to marry.
As for wedding rings, the tradition also goes back many centuries. In the thirteenth century BC, the Egyptians already exchange rings as a sign of commitment. In this sense, carrying out the ring on the ring finger of the left hand also has an meaning as in ancient Greece it was believed that the vein of this finger was directly communicated with the heart.
In the ancient Greece it was believed that the vein of the ring finger
of the left hand was directly communicated with the heart.
The bride’s godfather has a very important role in weddings. According to tradition, the godfather is chosen by the groom to take the bouquet to his bride and read a message. It is the so-called verse, a text that according to tradition marks, the groom or the godfather himself have written to wish her much happiness in his day. In many cases, it happens that the chosen godfather ends to be the groom’s best friend or brother.
The bridal bouquet
The bridal bouquet is a tradition that comes from the Saracens and, in fact, arrived in Europe by the crusaders. The first bouquets were orange blossoms and symbolized purity. Nowadays, however, there is no specific criteria instead of selecting flowers.
The fact of throwing the bride’s bouquet is a very common tradition in the United States but in Spain the custom is to deliver the bouquet to the person the bride and groom have previously chosen. There is also the tradition of delivering the cake’s figurine of the bride and groom to the couple who is about to get married.
In many cases, it happens that the chosen godfather ends to be the groom’s best friend or her brother.