Wedding Traditions & History

The Wedding March

Any piece of music can be used as the bride makes her way down the aisle. The “Bridal Chorus” from the opera “Lohengrin” by Richard Wagner is the tune most people are familiar with. It is rather a strange placement for...

The Hawaiian Wedding Circle

A circle is a symbol of continuity and of infinity. We wear tiny circles around our fingers—our wedding rings—when we marry. In Hawaii, the circle appears in many of its traditions, some of which have to do with...

Wedding Traditions

The ancient but familiar verse “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue” has become the basis for some of the Western world’s most well-known wedding traditions. If the instructions of the...

Mexican Wedding Traditions

A couple in Mexico has the good fortune to have sponsors to help them through the preparations for the wedding and to assist if needed after they are married. Godparents are the usual sponsors and they help both...