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Old traditions explained

Understanding bridal custom origins can make the ceremony more meaningful

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Chances are those who have attended a wedding have witnessed some popular traditions. The bride wears a veil, a court of wedding attendants accompanies the bride and groom and birdseed, rice or flower petals are tossed. But have you ever wondered why? Wedding customs are ripe with tradition and hark back to days when superstition and myth often ruled the day. There are many traditions surrounding a wedding that people simply accept. But understanding their ...

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