Wedding Traditions

Knowing Wedding Traditions

Wedding traditions vary significantly from one tradition to another and from one religion to another. Couples who don’t practice the religion want a holy or cultural wedding.

Here are few wedding traditions from different cultures. If you like any of these wedding traditions that has meaning for you, adapt it freely for celebrating your wedding, without thinking about the culture from which it came.

1. Chinese wedding traditions wedding traditions

In Chinese wedding traditions, couples drink goblets of wine and honey. The bride eats jujubes, a date like fruit in order to raise the possibility of having a boy in the future.

2. African-American wedding traditions

Most of the couples from this tradition want to select traditional east African wedding ceremonies, but most have an American wedding. More couples incorporate the ‘jumping the broom’ practice into their weddings.

This custom is invented during the period of slavery when slaves are forbidden to marry. This is a way to express their commitment to one another. In African culture, they use brooms to remove evil from their homes and families. Some others think that this custom is a way to reject the evil that prohibits their union.

3. Jewish wedding traditions wedding tradition

These weddings are filled with tradition, beauty and ritual. Traditions greatly vary between Ashkenazi Jews and Sephardi Jews. Weddings should adhere more strictly to religious traditions if it is a traditional or conservative synagogue when compared to Reform or Reconstructionist synagogue.

Orthodox groom veil the bride in the ceremony prior to the actual wedding. Then groom signs a contract. It is a beautifully decorated document which consists of the promises that groom makes for the bride. The couple should cover their heads. Wedding is usually held in a canopy. After saying the vow, groom puts a gold band to bride’s finger.

4. Native American wedding traditions

wedding traditionThere are various American tribes, whereas some wedding traditions are shared by several tribes. Some of these wedding traditions include:

• Northern California wedding traditions: There are two traditions in Northern California Native Americans. They include half marriage and full marriage. In half marriage, man pays half the usual price for the bride. He needs to live in bride’s home under her father’s authority. In full marriage, the man pays the total price of the bride. With his father’s help, he pays for the bride’s family. The future social status of the family and children depends on this price only.

• Delaware traditions: The girl in this tradition who reached puberty may have a union prearranged by their parents. The couple lives together as man and wife. During the occasion, man gives jewelry, blankets or a belt of wampum to bride’s parents. If the parents accept those gifts, then they approve their relation.

I hope this article can help you to know more about wedding traditions.

by: rings18k


Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography

by: Alais Harry

wedding photography

Wedding Photography plays a very important role in making your wedding day memorable and special.
Choosing the right photographer is just as difficult as choosing the type of wedding photography you want him to execute.

I suggest you first type “wedding photography” into your preferred search engine and look at some pictures, just to get a rough idea of what each type of wedding photography looks like.

You will find tons of pictures that seem to be quite different from each other, in terms of effects, colors, lighting and settings. How can it be? Well, there are three main types of wedding photography, that’s why.

You may choose among classical/traditional wedding photography, fashion/contemporary wedding photography and the one that is most in fashion nowadays, photojournalistic wedding photography.

Whatever you choice, I suggest you find a wedding a photographer that has experience in executing the type of wedding photography you and your partner prefer and show him both the place where the wedding ceremony will be held and the reception party venue.

The reason why it is important that he sees them is because, depending on your chosen locations he will be able to advise you as to what form of wedding photography is best for you.

For example, if you plan on holding your reception party at a 5 star hotel or any other luxury venue, the photographer will probably suggest your opt for fashion wedding photography as those types of location are perfect for contemporary wedding photography. That is because most hotels and luxury venues are decorated with statues, fountains and have very spacious gardens. The lush grass combined with the water spilt out of the fountains creates the perfect conditions for contemporary wedding photography to be executed in the best possible way.

However, regardless of the type of wedding photography you choose, remember that there are certain moments your photographer has to absolutely immortalize, no matter what the form of wedding photography he is specialized in.

First off, he should take a few pre-wedding photos.

Wedding photography, in fact, is meant to give you memories of your wedding day, not only of your wedding ceremony and reception party. The photographer should get to your place early in the morning and start taking photos so that you have a souvenir of those exciting pre-wedding moments.

Now, if you would like to have a storybook of your special day, I suggest you opt for

photojournalistic wedding photography, which is very much in fashion nowadays.

First off, he should take a few pre-wedding photos.

Wedding photography, in fact, is meant to give you memories of your wedding day, not only of your wedding ceremony and reception party. The photographer should get to your place early in the morning and start taking photos so that you have a souvenir of those exciting pre-wedding moments.

The reason why so many couples prefer photojournalistic wedding photography to classical wedding photography and contemporary wedding photography is because the final result is usually very beautiful.

In fact, photojournalistic wedding photography, unlike classical wedding photography, has nothing to do with artificial looking settings, poses, fake smiles and group portraits. On the contrary, photojournalistic wedding photography aims at giving you a wedding album that looks nothing like a traditional album.

Reportage wedding photography is chosen by those couples who want their whole special day to be immortalized by a professional photographer who is supposed to stay in the background for the whole day, without even letting people notice his presence.

That is why reportage wedding photography produces such natural and spontaneous photographs.

Once you have made up your mind as to what form of wedding photography is best for you, do not forget to ask the photographer to take pictures before the ceremony, during the ceremony and the reception party. He should not omit anything.

After all, all forms of wedding photography imply pictures of the bride and groom, every single guest, the band, the chosen venues, the wedding rings, the wedding cake and so forth…

Planning A Wedding Reception

Things You Need When Planning A Wedding Reception

by: Ike King wedding reception

When you are trying to plan a wedding reception in a short amount of time, you can definitely find yourself overwhelmed. Although in the past the typical time for an engagement was about six months, there is often a need for a longer engagement so that you can plan and reserve the venue you prefer to use for the reception.

This runs specifically true for those who are planning a summer wedding or one throughout the Christmas holidays when it’s sometimes necessary to book the hall a year or more before the wedding.

Not surprisingly, there are several things necessary along with renting the reception hall when you’re planning a reception. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you are setting the date for your wedding and planning your reception.

– Peak periods of Summer and Christmas are extremely busy for each and every venue, in every city. When you have a specific venue you wish to reserve, you may have to plan as much as a year in advance. Unless you’re set on getting one particular venue, it’s most effective to have a list of several you would think about using.

– If you have a strict budget for flowers in the reception hall, you might consider using fresh flowers on the bridal table and silk flowers on the others. Asking associates to help you with creating flower arrangements can also save you lots of money.

– Hotels and other banquet spots are frequently pricier than community neighborhood centers or church fellowship halls.

– Hall rental fees can vary depending on the kind of reception you’re planning: buffet settings are less costly than sit down dinners. You will also pay more for much more elaborate setups such as steak, lobster and other expensive meals.

– Remember that when you reserve the venue for your reception you will need to pay some money up front in order to solidify your reservation.

“Old Saying” About The Fate Of Your Marriage

What You Need To Know About “Old Saying”

There is an old saying that claims to determine the fate of your marriage based on the month that you wed:

Month of marriage“Married when the year is new, he’ll be loving, kind and true;
When February birds do mate, you wed nor dread your fate;
If you wed when March winds blow, joy and sorrow both you’ll know;
Marry in April when you can, joy for Maiden and for Man;
Marry in the month of May, and you’ll surely rue the day;
Marry when June roses grow, over land and sea you will go;
Those who in July do wed, must labour for their daily bred;
Whoever wed in August be, many a change is sure to see;
Marry in September’s shrine, your living will be rich and fine;
If in October you do marry, love will come but riches tarry;
If you wed in bleak November, only joys will come, remember;
When December snows fall fast, marry and true love will last”.

by: rings18k