Many brides choose the number of bridesmaids to be in their entourage. The size of the group was traditionally calculated to match the family’s social status. A large retinue was a way to show off the bride’s wealth and status. The amount of dowry a bride receives is usually symbolic of the importance of her family’s social standing and wealth. Nowadays, brides use a small dowry to set up a home and establish her household.
While it’s customary to pay for the wedding, it is perfectly acceptable for the bride to host a bridal shower instead. However, it is the parents’ duty to foot the bill if their daughter asks them to. In many cases, the MOB will host the wedding shower. If the bride asks for your help, you should be happy to pitch in and make the day a memorable one for the couple. The guests can help the bride plan the wedding by helping with the details and providing emotional support.
The bride can wear blue jewelry or a silver sixpence. The color blue has special meaning as the color of love, purity, and fidelity. Some brides even write a blue message on the bottom of their shoes. If the bride has an older friend who is married, this is a beautiful gesture, as it represents the bride’s happiness and the support of family and friends. The sixpence is a coin that was common in Victorian England and symbolizes wealth for the couple. Sixpence coins are available at many wedding stores.
The bride’s wealth is often expressed in terms of food or money. In the past, small biscuits made of milk, sugar, and currants were traditionally thrown at the bride. In rural areas of England, people threw wheat and rice over newlyweds as a symbol of abundance. In the Middle Ages, wheat ear-thrown was the traditional dessert at weddings. Today, it’s often used in Scotland.
The traditional bride’s veil is worn to prevent her future husband from seeing her before the wedding. Many brides wore dark-colored dresses to be more elegant. Today, brides wear lighter-colored gowns to avoid over exposure. If a bride wears a light-colored veil, her groom will be able to see her without the veil. It’s also considered polite to kiss her groom on the cheek, as it signifies a deep bond.
The groom’s maid of honor performs practical tasks in support of the bride and groom on their wedding day. They accompany the bride to the ceremony, sign the marriage license and accompany the bride during the wedding. They may also hold the bride’s bouquet at the altar. The maid of honor also organizes bridesmaids to take formal pictures together. The maid of honor also helps the bride change and keeps her dress safe. It’s her job to make sure that the bride has everything she needs for the day ahead.
While the bride and groom may disagree on the type of wedding dress they’d like, they all agree on the importance of having good friends in the bridal party. The maids of honor are usually older sisters. Junior bridesmaids are typically nine to thirteen years old. Their attire should be age-appropriate, and they should not participate in the bride’s bachelorette party. Besides, they’re unlikely to have the same financial obligations as her older sisters.