The wardrobe is an important issue, specially in the case of brides. Because the complements that the brides usually carry, are fruit of centuries of traditions. And, many of them, have an important role during the ceremony.
Tradition marks that all brides have to wear a new thing, an old thing, a borrowed thing and something blue. But there is an explanation behind this entrenched tradition. The “new thing” as a symbol of the new life that begins. The “old thing” is the element that means everything the bride leaves behind. In general, it’s usually a family gem. The fact of carrying out a ”borrowed thing” is done as a symbol of friendship. Finally, carrying out a “blue thing” symbolizes faithfulness. And, in this case, it is traditionally a garter because it’s an element that is not visible.
The bride’s garter
In the fifteenth century in France, the guests ran after the bride to get the garter. With the passage of time this tradition has been preserved, but it’s the groom or friends who are responsible for removing the garter from the bride’s leg. Then, the tradition marks that this object is given to the person they have previously chosen. But in recent years it’s decided to auction the garter to who else offers money for it.
In the fifteenth century in France, the guests ran after the bride to get the garter.
Although currently considered a complement to the wedding dress, during the Roman Empire the brides covered their faces with the veil as a symbol of the girl’s purity. Even so, in some esat countries the veil is still used to cover the bride’s face, which the groom has not yet seen, and does not withdraw until the ceremony ends.
During the Roman Empire the brides covered their faces with the veil as a symbol of the girl’s purity.