This Is The Real Reason The Bride Throws Her Bouquet At A Wedding And It’s Weird AF
All we can say is, we're so glad we don't live in the 14th century!
It’s a tradition that’s stood the test of time but where did it originally come from?
The tossing of the bride’s bouquet is said to predict wedding bells for the gal (or guy) who catches it, but its origins are more than a little strange.
According to Wedding Wire, way back in 14th century England, owning a piece of the bride’s dress was considered seriously good luck and it was for this reason at every wedding guests would literally tear of chunks of the bride’s gown in order to bring themselves good fortune.
In an attempt to get away from her rowdy guests, the bride would toss her bouquet into the crowd and run.
These days, instead of ripping the bride’s dress to shreds, we’ve simply taken our own twist on the tradition, omitting the part that destroys the dress and keeping in the catching of the flowers.
We think we speak for brides everywhere when we say, thank goodness some traditions remain a thing of the past.
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