Our New York wedding photographers work endlessly to capture wedding photos and videos of our clients’ wonderful weddings. During these amazing NY wedding ceremonies and receptions, our Le Image Inc wedding team has noticed some very unique wedding traditions! Some wedding traditions are on their way out with wedding planners but they are still fun to read out. Read our list below of the weirdest wedding traditions and their history!
Weird Wedding Traditions
The Sweetheart Table– This 80s wedding trend truly personifies the bridezilla mantra of being “queen for a day”. This wacky wedding reception traditional has the bride and groom sit at their own private table, requiring the wedding guests to come pay homage to the bride and groom individually. Another downside of this 80s trend, it makes it impossible for the bride and groom to eat!
Money Dances- This unique Italian wedding tradition has not translated well to modern times. With this wedding tradition, the bride wears a silk purse or apron during the wedding reception and men either pin money on to it or slip cash into her apron when they dance with her. This old wedding tradition doesn’t exactly exude elegance and class these days.
Finding a Spider on your Wedding Dress– Finding an insect on your wedding dress might seem like a wedding-day nightmare, but English lore claims that finding a spider in your wedding gown is a good omen.
Hoping for Rain on your Wedding Day– In some cultures, rain on your wedding day symbolizes fertility and cleansing. So, bring on the rain (and the umbrellas)!
Wearing a Wedding Veil– This ancient wedding tradition comes from Rome where it was believed that a bride should wear a veil down the aisle to disguise herself from evil spirits who were jealous of her happiness.
We hope you enjoyed this list of kooky wedding traditions and their origins. Congratulations to all the couples out their planning their wedding!
Rachel is a New York City based writer who first became interested in all things wedding after working for photography studio,Le Image Inc. Her articles have been published on several wedding and fashion websites including, BrideTide, Cityblis & Wedding Wire.