How many weddings have you attended where the bachelorettes anxiously await the bouquet toss? Did you know the customary bouquettoss originated in England as an alternative to guests ripping the bride’s dress for good luck? In America, we’re so used to this wedding tradition, along with the father-daughter dance and the tradition of wearing something borrowed, blue, old, and new. But there are so many other fun and quirky wedding traditions that couples practice around the world.
In Germany, the bride and groom cut a log after the ceremony. This represents teamwork and overcoming obstacles. In Guatemala, a white bell is broken to begin the wedding reception and signify prosperity and abundance for the newlyweds. To explore these traditions and twelve more, FTD created a visual of wedding traditions around the world. Take a look!