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Wedding Traditions: Family Affairs

Every family has special wedding traditions that they tie into their own special day and are passed on for generations. Even some churches have special moments that are done and every bride and groom before them has done. It is a sweet way to remember those wedding traditions when you too incorporate them into your own special day. For some it can be simple, such as wearing the same garter as a mother before you. Maybe it is a special broach or gem for your hair from your grandmother. Whatever that special wedding tradition is, it is something that may truly make your day feel more complete.

All weddings have special traditions that have been passed down or others have used before them to symbolize as a token of their love to display for others. For some it may be a simple, sweet gesture that is silently shared, but felt in their hearts. Bring a closeness right before the big moment. With these special traditions it can bring a special day that much more memorable and intimate.

Family Traditions

Wedding traditions can be as simple as a special line inserted in your vows that has been said in weddings generations before. This can be a sweet thing to do especially if parents or grandparents before have said the same line. It may not be something that all of your guests may know about, but having that within your family is a very special tie that truly binds.

While some families may use a special line or verse, it may also be used in the form of a dress or ring. Something that was worn by women before them to symbolize their love that left you as a product of. That is a sweet recognition of love while also taking it and making it your own when starting your own life as two.

Wedding Wonders

Some families may not have the dress or ring to pass down but they do still have the love. Some wedding traditions also include a special time the night before with your parents or family. This is a time spent together laughing and reminiscing before your off to start a whole new chapter of life. A moment to not remember the fun times of the past and the promise of the future. Some wedding traditions also include special letters written to each other from the bride and groom, to be opened before the ceremony and prior to seeing each other. This is a special time to show your love and affection for another with sweet words of love.

Some wedding traditions may not include family memories or love notes, but occur during the ceremony. Traditionally a unity candle is the moment when the ceremony ties the bride and groom as one unit. This is still a great way to convey your love through a special and intimate moment. Another popular alternative to the unity candle is the combining of sand. Some use sands with different colors to show the evolution of two colors becoming one, while others use the same. Joining the sand from two jars to one provides a moment to show their love coming together but a piece to put in their home as a decorative piece after the big day.

Some wedding traditions are more personal than others, yet still bring that special day a touch of love and commitment. Each offer something special to an already joyous occasion and bring everyone together to celebrate and already wonderful day.

Cute Little favors Team

Wedding Traditions

Love In All Sense of The Word: Wedding Traditions of the World

All around the world, a wedding means the same thing -two people in love showing those around them their conviction for one another. The love that they feel is bounding around everyone and wrapping them all as one. No matter where you are in the world a wedding symbolizes love, commitment and a desire to build a life with that other person. Although, the meaning of a wedding has the same feeling no matter where you are, the same cannot be said for wedding traditions and how the ceremony takes place. From start to finish, countries all over the world begin their own wedding traditions a little differently.

Traditional Exchanges

In most wedding ceremonies the ring symbolizes a love that is never ending. Just as the circle is. Continually flowing and never ending. While not all brides and grooms show their devotion in this way, it is certainly the most chosen token of love. Another wedding tradition in weddings near and far are the exchanging of vows. These words that flow from the mouths of brides and grooms all over verbalize their affection for one another not just so others can see but hear. Giving the guests a front row seat to the words in their hearts.

Not all wedding traditions are the same all over the world. Yet, each show and speak of love and hope. Hope for a commitment that can last through the tests of time and life. Throughout the world, each country has a wedding tradition that is unique to them. Wherever you are, you may find something that you find interesting and may want to include on your special day.

 Italy

According to folklore, that magical day to get married is on a Sunday. While the worst day that brings bad luck and misfortune are the days of Tuesday and Friday; while Saturday is saved for those marrying for the second or third time. In Italy instead of a traditional drive to the chapel, the bride and groom walk on foot to the wedding church. This offers a symbolic feel of walking through obstacles, without fear. 

To end the ceremony, a glass vase is then broken by the bride and groom stepping on it smashing it to pieces. The more pieces it shatters into, the longer the marriage full of love and happiness. Also talk about a great gift, instead of registries and towels, guests offer gifts in the form of money that is tucked away in a white statin bag for the newlyweds.

China

It’s all in the stars. For Chinese couples, taking the birthdates and a visit to the local fortune teller may result and date that is a match made in wedded bliss. Also, forget the white dress and veil. For Chinese women, a wedding tradition includes a fire engine red dress embroidered with a phoenix and dragon on it. Also, if money is no object, you will not only wear that fire engine red dress, but as many as the wedding budget will allow.

Wedding tradition for Chinese families also include 10 or 12 course feasts on the big day. Leave room for a big meal. This allows the family to show their wealth through lavish ceremonies with wardrobe changes and big meals. Also, forget the night alone. Guests are encouraged to follow bride and groom to honeymoon suit to taunt and laugh until the bride and groom can no longer take it. This wedding tradition is not as common as some, but make for an interesting story.

In Conclusion

No matter where you are in the world, wedding traditions are going to be a little different from one another, but one thing will ring true. That each shows a true love for one another through moments that bring everyone together. It is a true sense of love and partnership, a feeling of hope and prosperity.

Cute Little Favors Team!

Wedding Favors

Finding the Perfect Wedding Favor For Your Wedding

The moment that you kiss for the first time as husband and wife, everyone in the room feels it. The love that you share, completely open and exposed for all to see. It melts their hearts and brings them to the time they shared that moment with their spouse or opens their heart to the possibility that they too will have that one day. Everyone feels the veil of love and hope floating in the air, sweeping through your guests and entrapping them. Capturing that love for your guests to look back upon may be something that stumps you. What kind of wedding favors can you offer your guests that show your love, style and personality that they can not only cherish but find useful beyond the big day.

Tie Into Your Theme

There are many different gifts that you can offer your guests as a thank you for being a part of the day that truly brought everyone together in a special way. You want something that really conveys your personal style as a couple, something that is creative and useful. Not every bride and groom want to offer gifts that you typically see. There are a few tips that you can use to find that gift that perfectly matches you as a couple and goes along with what you are capturing on the big day.

Look at that theme or idea that you wanted your wedding day to convey. Is your wedding outdoors, maybe on the beach or in the woods, perhaps you are having a traditional church wedding with a themed reception. Think about your location and theme as a whole and tie in a gift that can coincide. A wedding favor that goes along with your wedding and is something that they can use or really want to keep and use after not only is something that others will enjoy, but you will be pleased with the fact you are offering a favor that is not just another ordinary item that guests may not have a use for or not want to keep.

A Game of Numbers

For many brides and grooms, finding that perfect wedding favor is hard enough, yet finding something to accommodate the number of people that are attending could be a whole other ball game. When working with smaller numbers, wedding favors may be something that really can take a creative twist -something a little more intimate and thought out. It can also give you an opportunity to personalize each favor for each guest.

If you are having a wedding that is seating a larger guest list, you may need to think more outside the box, especially if you want something unlike any other wedding. But, with purchasing a wedding favor for a large amount, you may get a discounted price because of the larger numbers. When working with a larger amount of people, you may have to really sit down and consider your options to find the best favor possible to show your style and personality, but something that everyone will see as a sweet tough that they can use later.

A wedding favor truly shows the personality of the newly married couple and finding something that is perfect for each guest shows not only do you care about each guest but that you want each of them to feel like a true part of your special day. Look at your theme and the numbers attending and you can easily find that special gift for your special day.

Cute Little Favor Team!