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Something old represented past ties and family and was usually a family heirloom. Something new symbolized the new life ahead. Brides borrowed something of value and returned it after the wedding to symbolize trust and thoughtfulness. Something blue was worn for the bride's protection against bad luck or unhappiness.

 

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Victorian Wedding Rehearsal

Victorians did hold rehearsals for the nuptial ceremony. However, it was considered bad luck for a bride to participate so a friend would take her place in the wedding rehearsal.

 

Victorian Wedding Dress

Victorian weddings are usually very colorful and most brides did not originally wear white. Color was an important part of men's clothing as well as women's.  Later on, lavender, gray, white, ivory and off-white became some of the popular colors for the wedding dress.  Red and black were considered inappropriate.  Ever since Queen Victoria wed in 1840, white has remained the traditional color for wedding gowns and flowers.

 

 

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Victorian Wedding Dress

Victorian weddings are usually very colorful and most brides did not originally wear white. Color was an important part of men's clothing as well as women's.  Later on, lavender, gray, white, ivory and off-white became some of the popular colors for the wedding dress.  Red and black were considered inappropriate.  Ever since Queen Victoria wed in 1840, white has remained the traditional color for wedding gowns and flowers.

 

 

Wedding Veil

The veil itself is Eastern in origin. Eastern women wore it to ward off the evil eye, and it protected not only the face, but the whole body as well. It was not removed until after the wedding ceremony, and the wearing of it to that time was a sign to the groom that the bride was pure and innocent.
 

Ring Finger

There are several origins for wearing the ring upon the fourth finger of the left hand.  The first one, comes from the Roman explanation that this finger best protects the valuable ring.  Another reason comes from the Christian Church, to impress the seriousness of the ceremony upon the bride and groom, lectured that the thumb and the first two fingers of the hand stood respectively for the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, and that the fourth stood for the earthly love of man for woman, their marriage together, and the hope of Heaven to follow.

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Also, on the day of the wedding it was considered bad luck for the bride and groom to see each other prior to the ceremony.  On the wedding day it was considered good fortune for a gray horse to pull the wedding carriage and a good sign for a happy marriage.  A country bride and her wedding party walked to church on a carpet of flowers to assure a happy path through life. Church bells rang back and forth as the couple entered the church, not only to make the community aware of the ceremony taking place, but also to scare away any evil forces lurking nearby.

 

Throwing Rice

From a custom dating back to Roman or Egyptian times when nuts were thrown after the departing couple, the practice continued, but in the form of rice, grain or birdseed, a symbol of fertility and abundance. While tossing rice became most popular in America, other countries have their own traditions.  For example, in Morocco, figs, dates, and raisins are thrown.  Italians throw sweets and sugarcoated nuts, in Korea red dates are thrown, and in France, wheat seems to be the confetti of choice.  In Ireland, pots and pans are "thrown" in honor of the new couple's domestic life.

 

 

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