10 Wedding Traditions to Keep Forever


10. Tying tin cans to the newlywed couple’s car

Finally, it is believed that tying tin cans to the back of the newlywed couple’s getaway car comes from the idea that daemons would try to follow the couple after the wedding, but that loud noises would scare them away. Today, most people don’t give much thought to daemons, but instead consider it a fun and noisy way to announce to the world that they have just gotten hitched.

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Whether you care much for the symbolism behind some of these traditions or not, they still provide fantastic ways to make your wedding more meaningful and memorable. At the end of the day, however, you need to remember that this is your wedding, so do whatever is going to make you and your future spouse happy. Don’t worry about pleasing your wedding guests’ sensibilities – put together a ceremony that reflects the two of you.

Do you think we need to keep these wedding traditions?