Here Are The Real, Truly Weird Origins Behind Wedding Traditions
Here's a hint: Our ancestors were VERY afraid of evil and VERY into kidnapping.
Hi. My name's Sarah, and I just got engaged.
I dove headfirst into wedding planning only to find myself painfully unprepared. But to be fair, I've never hosted an event for 150 people before.
I was behind my peers in other ways. I didn't have a Pinterest board with my dream wedding details. I had no idea what I actually wanted. My parents were laissez-faire about the ceremony, so I knew I had free rein to do what I wanted. But what did I want? What traditions and rituals should I include?
So I decided to do a little research.
Where did all of these wedding traditions come from? When did they start? Why did they start?
Oh my, how little did I know.