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12:01  14 august  2019
12:01  14 august  2019 Source:   evoke.ie

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Traditionally, the bride stands on the left at the altar and the groom stands on the right. Today, of course, the wedding party is picked as a ceremonial honor to beloved friends or family, and many These modern bachelors will hopefully have secured the approved of their bride ’s family—but just to

Weddings are filled with bizarre traditions from why brides can't see the groom before the wedding to why brides wear white. There is a very strange and very specific reason why the bride must stand on the left hand side at the alter. And of course it is not romantic at all!

The bizarre reason brides stand on the left at their wedding
The bizarre reason brides stand on the left at their wedding
The bizarre reason brides stand on the left at their wedding
The bizarre reason brides stand on the left at their wedding

Weddings are filled with bizarre traditions from why brides can’t see the groom before the wedding to why brides wear white.

However, what you may not know is why brides always stand on the left hand side during the ceremony.

There is a very strange and very specific reason why the bride must stand on the left hand side at the alter.

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Traditionally, the bride stands on the left at the altar and the groom stands on the right. According to The Knot and Compton’s Encyclopedia, this is not Today, of course, the wedding party is picked as a ceremonial honor to beloved friends or family, and many grooms take the right without really thinking

Traditionally, the bride stands on the left at the altar and the groom stands on the right. When a young groom intended to whisk his bride from her family home, he had to bring backup to the brawl. These modern bachelors will hopefully have secured the approved of their bride ’s family—but just to

And of course it is not romantic at all!

According to The Knot, the tradition dates back to when ‘marriage by capture’ was a thing. Yikes.

The groom needed to stand on the right hand side because he needed to keep his right hand or sword hand free. You know, in case he needed to fight off any other suitors or whoever the bride was ‘captured’ from.

You can continue to say yikes…

Other strange wedding traditions include the real meaning behind the wedding cake. While they are delicious treats now for during the reception, this isn’t how they originally came about.

Back in medieval times, wedding cakes were made from wheat which was a symbol of fertility and prosperity.

They were then thrown at the bride for luck! Glad, we got rid of this one.

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Ever wondered why brides stand to the left at weddings ? It has nothing to do with her good side. In fact, it involves swords! While bridal abduction still exists among some cultures in Africa, Central Asia, and elsewhere, its legacy has stuck around the Western world in an unexpected way—where

Traditionally, the bride stands on the left at the altar and the groom stands on the right. Incidentally, the tradition of marriage by capture is also where we get our habit of electing a “best man” at weddings . Similar from the Web. The Bizarre Reason Brides Stand on the Left at Weddings - www.rd.com.

And white dresses aren’t actually a symbol for the bride’s ‘purity’. Instead, Queen Victoria started the trend when she married Prince Albert in 1840, shunning the previous tradition of brides wearing bright colours.

Soon wealthy brides adopted the trend and white has been the go-to colour for brides ever since.

Pictures: Wedding cakes from around the world

The bizarre reason brides stand on the left at their wedding
The bizarre reason brides stand on the left at their wedding
The bizarre reason brides stand on the left at their wedding
The bizarre reason brides stand on the left at their wedding
The bizarre reason brides stand on the left at their wedding
The bizarre reason brides stand on the left at their wedding
The bizarre reason brides stand on the left at their wedding
The bizarre reason brides stand on the left at their wedding
The bizarre reason brides stand on the left at their wedding
The bizarre reason brides stand on the left at their wedding
The bizarre reason brides stand on the left at their wedding
The bizarre reason brides stand on the left at their wedding
The bizarre reason brides stand on the left at their wedding
The bizarre reason brides stand on the left at their wedding
The bizarre reason brides stand on the left at their wedding
The bizarre reason brides stand on the left at their wedding

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