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Do You Know...

by Valerie 4/21/2009 5:25:00 PM

I'm always fascinated by the history behind traditions.  There are certain traditions that we all take for granted in a wedding; things such as the first dance, cake cutting, bouquet and garter toss.  How did these things come about?  Well, I decided to incorporate some wedding trivia into my blog.  So for fun fact number one and two... here we go!

Do you know the tradition behind wearing a veil?   In America, Nellie Curtis, the daughter of Martha Curtis Washington, reportedly started the tradition of wearing a white lace veil after her fiance caught a glimpse of her through a lace-curtained window.

Do you know why the bride and bridesmaids carry bouquets?  Early bouquets were made of pungent herbs such as rosemary and garlic - not flowers.  The smell was supposed to drive away any evil spirits eyeing the bridal party.  (Here's hoping the smell didn't also drive away the groom!) 

I hope you find these trivia facts interesting and thanks to The Bride's Book of Etiquette by the editors of Bride's Magazine for sharing them.  And now you know!

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