I don’t have much to say, but there are some archaic wedding traditions around the world that should have gone into extinction. Why we still observe them, I don’t know. But I will not allow my spouse of family impose any of such traditions upon my wedding.
You may wonder what my qualms are with these wedding traditions, but after reading this, you might agree with me 90% (at least) that we should throw them out of the window, never to return. Ride with me…
#1. Giving away the bride.
This comes from the days when women were considered their father’s property until they got married and then became their husband’s property. The bride was literally “given away” in exchange for a payment, or dowry.
#2. Not seeing each other before the wedding.
This tradition dates back to the time of arranged marriages, where it was thought that if couples saw each other before the wedding, they might bail. (they would)
#3. Wearing a veil.
People in ancient Rome believed evil spirits would be attracted to the bride, so they covered her face with a veil to help hide her and confuse them.
#4. Sitting on the bride or groom’s “side” for the ceremony.
In Christian weddings, the bride’s family sits on the left, the groom’s sits on the right. But if the point is to become one family, does it even matter?
These are my own suggestions, do you have any contradictions or additions? Mention them in the comment box.
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