Thursday, June 2, 2011

Wedding Traditions--Their Origins and Meanings, Part 3

Here it is, June, the big wedding month. And finally, three more wedding traditions and their origins:

• At one time, weddings were week-long celebrations. In today's harried times, the rehearsal dinner creates perhaps the only chance for the couple's families to socialize.

• The word "bridal" comes from an old English custom. The bride brewed a strong "bride-ale" which was sold to friends after the wedding to help start the couple off.

• June became the month for weddings, because it was considered good luck to marry during the month named after Juno, the goddess of marriage and family.

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9 comments:

Amelia said...
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Amelia said...

I often wondered why most weddings in this country take place in June, when it is so darn hot! My daughter is getting married next year, on June 30th and she has asked me to play the harp for it! Time to practice!

Celtic Harp Music by Anne Roos said...

Good for you, Amelia! You've got a lot of time to practice between now and next year!

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I thought I had subscribed...how do I do that?

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Amelia said...

Ok, thanks. I'll try it...and what is it that we can post on FB for another chance?

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Celtic Wedding Harpist said...

Interesting! It would really be great to have those strong bride-ales revived these days.