Make your wedding special with age-old customs
October 08, 2009
If you're feeling a little stumped about how to make your wedding unique and memorable, dig back into the past to find a wedding custom that resonates with you. Every culture does weddings a bit differently, so there are plenty of traditions to chose from.
Italian, German and Greek men wear engagement rings as well as the bride. Another ring is then added during the wedding ceremony. Have your groom pick out a ring for himself, or surprise him as an engagement present.
Finding a wedding dress that will look beautiful during the ceremony and also be comfortable for the reception can be tricky. You might consider an old-school American wedding custom that is becoming popular again - the wedding suit. At the reception, brides would often change into a beautiful skirt-suit before leaving for the honeymoon.
If you and your groom aren't headed directly to the airport, consider sporting a hip cocktail dress after the ceremony.
You could also even decide to hold onto your bouquet, instead of tossing it to a pack of violent bridesmaids. Consider the Turkish tradition of having single wedding guests sign the bottom of your shoes. The name that is most worn out by the end of the night is the next bride-to-be, according to tradition.