Engagements, weddings, and marriage are filled with superstitions and traditions. In the last decade, the events industry exploded, and weddings are the ultimate celebration. We have big white dresses with wildflower bouquets, candlelit ceremonies, and hundreds of guests. It can be difficult to remember the original traditions that were once at the center of the wedding.
Some wedding traditions feel outdated in the modern world. It’s tradition for the bride to be walked down the aisle by her father. Some brides feel uncomfortable with the statement this makes and opt to walk alone. Most traditions are from centuries ago, and many couples prefer to enjoy the sentiment and special touch they bring.
You can enjoy the pomp and circumstance of tradition without digging too much into its ancient origin.
Aside from weddings, there are also many popular proposal traditions in the UK.
Getting Down On One Knee
It is tradition for the man to propose on one knee to the woman. Apparently, this tradition stretches all the way back to medieval times when knights would get down on one knee as a sign of devotion. It signals formality, chivalry, and respect. These days, men and women get down one knee to propose to their partner.
The Man Chooses The Ring
Secret ring shopping is one of the best parts of a proposal. The proposer goes to the jewelers to find a ring for their partner. Traditionally, the man chooses the ring for his partner to wear for the rest of her life.
Engagement rings are worn by both men and women these days. Some couples wait until after the proposal to choose the ring together. They will often design the ring together with personalized features, gemstones, and unique materials
Parents Give Their Blessing
It is tradition for the man to ask the father and mother of the bride to be for their blessing. Some couples, usually those close to their family or religious, still carry out this tradition as a sign of respect and love to the bride’s parents.
The Man Pops The Question
This tradition is very outdated, and it’s now common for both sexes to propose. Gender roles have changed drastically in the modern world, and many traditions feel inappropriate. Adapt and change the wedding traditions in your culture to fit your relationship. Most traditions come from an ancient heritage, and the world has changed a lot since then.