It’s Wedding Season and I know a lot of people tying the knot this year or getting engaged this year. This is usually a time for bridezilla’s to be unleashed upon the world and probably a quick look into the future of ‘pregnancy hormones’ for the husband to be. This isn’t the case for anyone I know, but I have heard stories about such creatures and it is SCARY!
There are people that have planned their weddings since they were a child and know exactly what they want, where they want it, how they want it and when they want it and on the other side of the spectrum you have people that just go with the flow or don’t even have a ceremony. Has anyone ever really taken some time out to look into the history of weddings? Did you know that the first wedding dresses were actually BLUE!?! This colour was connected to purity, faithfulness and the Virgin Mary. It wasn’t until the 19th Century when Queen Victoria married Albert and insisted on wearing a white dress so she could incorporate a prized piece of lace she owned into the dress, that the Wedding fashion became white. Queen Victoria wasn’t the first to Wed in a white dress though, but you can read more here if you’re interested.
Engagement rings were the result of a marketing campaign by Diamond comapny De Beers, the tossing of the bouquet is also a fairly new tradition and the legal side of Marriage was only reserved for royals.
You can see why traditions slowly die out or change, new ones introduced, and the fact that each year, such a beautiful ceremony that celebrates the love of two people, tends to have a bigger and bigger price tag slapped on it. My previous post showed a whole lot of DIY/Free decoration ideas, not just for Weddings but for any occasion. Well here’s another: Table Numbers and because it’s so simple and easy to do you can match these exactly to your decor. Below are the 6 simple steps to making your table numbers (for any thing, not necessarily numbers but food labels, candy buffet labels, name tags, gift tags, thank you cards, A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G!)
Get your creative juice box out and I’ll leave you with this: Apparently the first wedding cakes ever made were made of meat and a glass ring was hidden in the meat cake, the first to find the glass ring was the next to be married. Hmm…I think I like the new tradition of sweet cakes more than the idea of a meat cake, although I would be pretty happy with a cheese cake – like actual wheels of cheese stacked on top of each other…Mmm……Cheese….