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Hochzeitsbräuche – der schönste Tag im Leben

Wedding customs - the most beautiful day in life

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue

Originally an old English tradition, it is now also common in Germany for many brides to wear "something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue" on their wedding day. The "old" stands for the previous life of the bride. Since the family was particularly important in this phase of life, the choice usually falls on a family piece of jewellery.

The "new" symbolizes future happy life in marriage. Often these are the wedding dress, bridal shoes or the bridal jewelry. The "borrowed" is usually provided by one's own mother or a dear, ideally happily married, friend. As a sign of friendship, it should convey security and bring happiness to the new marriage. A cloth handkerchief or jewelry often do the trick. Finally, a symbol of fidelity is the "blue". In the form of a garter, a small blue bow, a piece of cloth or a button, it completes the custom.

The wedding cake

The most important day of your life deserves a special cake! The wedding cake is often remembered for a long time, as it can be found later on in numerous wedding photos. No wedding celebration should be without cutting the wedding cake together. Bride and groom symbolize the cohesion in their marriage. Custom also says, however, that whoever has the “upper hand” will continue to call the shots in the marriage.

Cake cutlery and cake server for the wedding with engraving

In order to stage the cutting of the wedding cake perfectly, it is advisable to use a nice, high-quality cake knife and cake server. WILKENS offers the right cake cutlery and cake forks - also with a personal engraving for the special day.

The wedding candle

The custom of the wedding candle, which is supposed to reflect the love of the bridal couple for one another, dates back to the Middle Ages. It also still has a religious meaning for many couples. Traditionally, it is carried by the bride or the flower children to the wedding ceremony and lit on the Easter candle. After the wedding, it is customary for the bridal couple to set up the wedding candle in their home. On special occasions or in difficult times, it should then remind of mutual love.

Carrying the bride over the threshold

When the bride and groom arrive home at the end of the wedding day, the bride must be carried across the threshold by her groom. This protects her from evil spirits that, according to old superstitions, lurk under the doorstep.