June 18, 2016 10:36 pm
There are many wedding traditions that have remained traditional from the parents paying for the wedding, to the dress, bridesmaids and groomsmen, to the ceremony and the wedding reception. “Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue and a silver sixpence in her shoe”, has been one of the oldest traditions used on your wedding day. It is said to bring good luck in your marriage. Getting married for the first time is a very special moment, especially for the woman, its every little girl’s dream.
The wedding dress has to be white. It symbolizes the purity of the woman going into the marriage. Most likely it will cost a fortune and you will drive mom, dad, and your closest girlfriends crazy. They will change their minds a thousand times and visit a thousand stores before choosing the right one.
There is no wedding without the bridesmaids and the groom’s men. It is a tradition for the bride to have all her bridesmaids wear the same color of dress that matches the brides dress, and all the groom’s men wear the same color of suit matching the grooms as well. The wedding is held in a big church filled with flowers and with the people that you want to share that special moment with (your family and closest friends).
One of the woman’s most memorable moments is the ring; a symbol of their eternal and endless love for each other and the “till death do you part.”
The wedding reception after the ceremony, where you get to share your happiness with your loved ones, and when the bride has the first dance with her father. Dance, sing, throw the bouquet, say some words, cut the cake, cry laugh, and just have a good time.
2nd time around
The second time around, might be slightly different. It’s really a choice between the bride and the groom on how the wedding will be. This time around the bride and the groom pay for the wedding, and the bride and groom write their own vows. One of the most noticeable differences the second time around are the children. They need to be involved and feel loved and cared for.
The dress will not be white, even though some women still wear a white gown. They will wear a nice dress that feels good and comfortable. Short or long, dress or gown but in a different color. A soft color; light blue, ivory, pearl, etc.
Bridesmaids and groomsmen
Your girls, your boys, your closest friends will be there, the only difference is; they choose the suit and style of the dress. The bride and groom choose the color.
The ring remains as important, the second time around but it has become a tradition to give their children something like necklace to wear as a symbol of both families becoming one.
The wedding reception might not be as extravagant as the first. There is no father and daughter dance, and the food is more of a buffet. The reception includes a special place for the children to play in. Another second wedding tradition has become the family vow to the children, letting the children know that they will be treated and cared for as their own. The children are also included in wedding invitations.
Whether it’s your 1st, 2nd, 3rd or even 4th wedding, how you decide to celebrate it totally up to you.