I loved this article and thought I would share it with you all. There are so many well known traditions for the bride (old, new, borrowed, blue etc...) it's nice to see some traditions for the groom.
I think by now, we have all seen the grooms cake done at least at one wedding we have been to. I especially loved the one from our recent military wedding. It was a replica of the grooms tank.
Some of the other traditions are less well known-at least by me. The idea of burying the bottle of bourbon one month before the wedding is cute.Southern folklore says that if you bury a bottle of bourbon at the site where the bride and groom are to be married, then it won’t rain on their wedding day. According to many believers, this must be done exactly one month before the wedding, the bottle must be completely full and it must be buried upside down in order for it to keep the rain away.Rain or shine, the bottle should be dug up post-ceremony and enjoyed with the bridal party, making this a win-win tradition no matter the skies.
Handing these little traditions down through generations is important. It is a way of connecting to your culture, your history and knowing that your parents and grandparents did the same rituals during their wedding preparations creates a pretty special feeling.
What wedding traditions do you have in your culture? Do you follow the traditions or do you put a modern spin on them?
I don't really have much to say on this matter, just that I loved this article. This is what I think brides should be focusing on, adding a little sentimentality into the wedding, not achieving the ultimate Pinterest wedding. These little things are what your guests will remember, not how vintage-y your burlap was compared to the last burlap wedding they went to. :)
I especially loved #83, naming the tables after places you have visited together. I did that at my wedding and the guests made so many sweet comments about the pictures and stories about each place.
Everyone knows this is the day of love, around the world, people are expressing their feelings with abandon, knowing it is the one day of the year where they can tell someone how they feel without that awkward embarrassed feeling.
And it reminds me of weddings and how people see their wedding day. The one day where you express your love for the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. Which brings me to the point of today's post.
It is not just one day that we should shower our loved ones with affection. The wedding day is just the first day of the rest of your lives as a couple in love. It is very important to start it off well, which is why I completely advocate making the wedding day celebration as big and elaborate as you want but also it is just as important to remember that it is only one day out of many. The love and care expressed on the wedding day, or valentines day should be no different to the adoration you show every day after. remember to tell your partner that you love them as often as you can, show them how much you care in small gestures everyday, and don't let the day to day stuff get in the way of showing how much you love that special someone.
So today, I tell you all, whoever you are, however I know you or even if you are reading this and I don't know you, I LOVE YOU!!!