Following on from last week’s blog on wedding fashions, here are some interesting details on food and family for wedding traditions.
1. In Egypt, the Bride’s family traditionally does all the cooking for a week after the wedding so the couple can relax.
2. In South Africa, the parents of both Bride and Groom traditionally carried fire from their hearths to light a new fire in the newlyweds’ hearth.
3. The tradition of a wedding cake comes from ancient Rome, where revelers broke a loaf of bread over a Bride’s head for fertility’s sake.
4. The custom of tiered cakes emerged from a game where the Bride and Groom attempted to kiss over an ever higher cake without knocking it over.
5. Queen Victoria’s wedding cake weighed a whopping 300 lbs.
6. Legend says single women will dream of their future husbands if they sleep with a slice of Groom’s cake under their pillows.
7. An old wives’ tale, if the younger of two sisters marries first, the older sister must dance barefoot at the wedding or risk never landing a husband.
Emma at Clearwell Castle