The Surprising Origins of Wedding Traditions

Jun 14, 2017 at 4:47 pm |

I now pronounce you...

Marriage is one of the oldest social and legal institutions we have. It’s also an almost universal practice with virtually every culture on Earth having some sort of tradition that works to regulate familial bonding.

Many people in the modern era dream of their perfect wedding, reveling in their chance to take part in the quirky traditions of matrimony. You know, cutting the cake together, throwing the bouquet, wearing white, and jetting off for your honeymoon—the exciting moments reserved for your big day.

But have you ever wondered why we even do these things in the first place?

Well, we’ve got you covered!

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Weddings are actually really weird when you think about it!

Here comes the bride!