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Monday 22nd April 2019  GMT

Get me to the church on time

Photographer Trevor Yurbury 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: RICE THROWING
Rice has been used as a symbol of fertility and as a wish for a "full pantry" in various parts of the world from ancient to modern times. In the past, rice was not the only thing thrown at the bride and groom as the left the wedding. Wheat, instead of rice, was thrown in France, figs and dates were thrown in Northern Africa, and a combination of coins, dried fruit, and candy was thrown in Italy. In some European countries eggs are thrown!Rice is not harmful to the birds that eat it, but an article in California professing this to be the case, has caused birdseed to replace rice at most weddings. Flower petals, confetti, baubles, and balloons are often used today instead of rice.

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