Certain wedding traditions, such as the diamond on the ring, are well-known for being commercial inventions. Most wedding traditions, though, come from a colorful and ancient history. If you’ve ever wondered why many people do certain wedding traditions, here are ten incredibly interesting wedding traditions and their origins.
1. The bridal bouquet
Brides carried bouquets close to their chest as they walked down the aisle, as far back as the medieval times, but the bouquets contained no flowers. They were bundles of dill and garlic.
In a time when The Black Death was rampant, these medicinal herbs were considered far more useful than flowers. Over time, though, as the specter of disease receded, brides took to carrying bouquets that smelled better.