The History Of Nuptial Traditions

As you plan your wedding, you will come across numerous traditions that you will follow unquestioningly because people have done them for centuries and so, you think yourself obligated to do the same things, to follow the same traditions and to walk in the footsteps of millions of women before you. Visit this page if you are looking for amazing bouquet of fresh flowers.

However, if you were to stop for a minute and question yourself as to why you are spending excessive amounts of money on a white ball gown for your wedding day when your favorite colour is purple and why you are giving your florist Malvern thousands of dollars to create a bouquet of fresh flowers for along with your floral wedding decorations when you do not even like flowers to begin with, you might come across some of the age old reasons as to why women of the past did these things and it might make you feel rather silly for having followed those traditions hundreds of years later. 

The perfect dress

When you think about a bride, you think about a young woman in a big white flowing ball gown carrying a bouquet of fresh flowers. Brides wear white without question but on closer inspection, you will realise that the white dress was simply a fashion trend that started when Queen Victoria chose to wear white on her wedding day to Price Albert. In the year before Victoria, women would wear dresses of any colour, often not even brand new but the best dress that they had at home called their “Sunday best”. After Queen Victoria wore a white ball gown many women followed suit and copied her style and that fashion trend has lasted over a hundred years. Some people associate the white dress with purity but this is a false connection and the white dress does not have anything to do with purity at all. Wedding flowers on the other hand are a tradition that started in a time where there was no water and a severe drought causing people to be allowed to bathe only once a year during the rainy month of May. This meant that when wedding season came around in June, women had already begun to smell and would carry a bouquet of fragrant flowers with them to mask the smell. 

You will realize that women choosing to follow these same customs for centuries when we are fully capable of not only bathing on the day of pour wedding day but also using perfume can be quite silly. It is also silly for you to spend massive amounts of money on a white ball gown when you can buy an evening dress of your favorite colour at a fraction of the cost.