Ok so should brides be late for their ‘big day’?
Well tradition says they must, however this can do nothing for the grooms nerves! Not only does the groom nervously check his watch (some have been known to take them off and shake them) but also the registrar, vicar, photographer and just about everyone else.
Some local traditions even deliberately try to slow the progress of the bride to church, as in Wales, where country weddings are renounced for ‘unforeseen’ obstacles between the brides home and church.
So yes while tradition is a good thing then better to be just a moment or two late, than any lengthy delay as this eats into other timings throughout the day.
After all a wedding day is a hectic time with tight schedules and lots of emotion, so stick to the clock and have a great day.
Post by Phil Jones
Wedding Trivia: WEDDING AS A TERM
Although some brides were kidnapped, marriage by purchase was the preferred method of obtaining a wife. The "bride price" could be land, social status, political alliances, or cash. The Anglo-Saxon word "wed" meant that the groom would vow to marry the woman, but it also referred to the bride price (money or barter) to be paid by the groom to the bride's father. The root of the word "wedding" literally means to gamble or wager!