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Wedding Traditions: What do they mean?

There are so many wedding traditions; there are even more people that are starting to do their own thing instead of following the well known traditions.

But we love the history behind the traditions and so we wanted to take a closer look at what some of them mean, where they came from, what’s their story?

Tin Cans

So, we’ve all seen people who have recently tied the knot, have tin cans tied to the back of their vehicle they leave in. Originally, this used to be shoes and not tins! They symbolise good luck, the noise from the items attached are meant to keep those bad spirits away.



One of the traditions we think everyone knows about is that if it rains on your wedding day it’s meant to be unlucky (even if not for the reason originally thought). But if the Bride sees a spider or black cat on the way to the ceremony it’s meant to be good luck! (Not if you don’t like spiders though!)

Do you see me?

One of the most well-known superstitions is that it’s bad luck for the groom to see the bride before the wedding ceremony. But did you know that this isn’t actually a romantic tradition – it started back when arranged marriages were common, and seeing each other was more likely to result in one or both parties doing a runner!

Carry Me!

Have you ever thought about why the groom carries his new bride over the threshold? Well it turns out that during medieval Europe, it was believed that evil spirits might make their way into the house through the soles of the bride’s feet! Well….what do you say about that?


We know some of the traditions seem a little odd but we do love them all the same! Are there any other traditions that you would have at your wedding? Did you know about the meaning behind the ones mentioned?

Let us know in the comment section, we’d love to hear from you.



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