By: Anika Repole Wilson
When I was getting married, I became fixated on the idea of understanding why and how certain wedding traditions came about. I just simply needed to know, and it became my prerogative to make an informed decision when planning my wedding in regards to which traditions I wanted to keep or not for my own ceremony, rather than just going all the way blindly.
So if there are more brides like me, to save you some time, I’ve compiled them all. Take a gander at the following roots of our everyday wedding traditions. Some originally were not so flattering to the institution of marriage that we have come to know now, having evolved over thousands of years.
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