10 Classic Wedding Traditions & The Surprising History Behind Them

Every wedding is unique. Here at A Thyme to Cook we strive to make sure of that. However, for every little couple-specific touch, there are those tried and true wedding traditions that we see often.

Have you ever wondered where some of these traditions are based? Tossing the bouquet, bridesmaids’ dresses or having a long train – we have a list of ten popular wedding day events and the stories behind them.

1. BEST MAN

The groom’s right-hand man on the big day comes from a time when the groom really needed backup. In ancient times, a prospective groom would invade neighboring villages and literally ‘take’ the woman he wanted for his bride.

Not wanting to go it alone, the future husband of the year would bring the biggest, strongest, ‘best’ man he could find to help fight off the family of his new bride.

In other history, it was popular to attack Brides for luck (more on this below). The Best Man was tasked with escorting the bride down the aisle to protect her.

And we all thought it was just to throw the bachelor party and make a toast!

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