Questions & Answers
1.Who pays for the wedding?
2.Where do I start with my guest list?
3.Who do we invite if we're getting married abroad?
4.Who sends the invitations and when?
5.Should I set a dress code?
6. What time should the bride & groom get to the ceremony?
7.Do my bridesmaids enter before or after me?
8. What duties do the best man and ushers have?
9.Can my pet dog be part of my wedding?
10.Do we have to have favours?
11.Do we need a receiving line?
12.Should we offer a choice of food?
13.When are the speeches and in what order?
14.When should we register our gift list?
15.Can we ask for cash instead of presents?
With regard to trimmings on wedding dresses, brides are often advised against ...
With regard to trimmings on wedding dresses, brides are often advised against wearing either pearls or opals with their wedding dresses. As regards wedding weather in England, the best known wedding saying is 'Happy the bride the sun shines on'. Yet in Germany brides believe that every drop of rain that falls on a wedding day brings with it a blessing. It is fortunate for a bride to meet a lamb, a dove, a spider, or a black cat on her way to church; but a pig or a funeral are bad omens, and country brides fear the crowing of a cock after dawn of the wedding day.
One of the few superstitions affecting the bridegroom is that he should not see his bride on the wedding day until he meets her at the altar. A superstition about names runs: Change the name and not the email, You'll change for worse and not for better.
Other well-known bridal customs include the 'telling of the bees' and on country farms where bees are kept, they are not only told of the marriage but given some of the wedding cake as well. It is supposed to be unlucky for the bride to try on the wedding dress or the veil for the bridegroom to see before the wedding day. A bride should throw away every pin when removing her dress and veil, or she will be unlucky. If she wishes to be the dominating influence in her married life, she must be the first of the two to buy something after the marriage.
The best way to ensure this is to buy a pin from her chief bridesmaid when changing into her travelling costume. The best man should ensure good luck to the couple by giving an odd sum of money to the clergyman for his fee and by seeing that the bridegroom carries a small mascot in his pocket. He should not, for luck's sake, allow the latter to turn back for any reason after the wedding journey has started.