Why we give the bride away?
Why she's presented all dolled up?
In the past she was bought and basically a prize. A burden financially to her own family, the father sold or gave her away to a willing suitor and dressed her up and gave a huge ceremony to really sell it (her).
Kinda like property. So the bride's Big Day" where she's all gussied up is based on that history. Glad we've evolved. Although I do like how other cultures celbrate the couple, not just the bride as we do.
Answer by LilyPondOasis at 7:41 AM on Nov. 23, 2010
There are a lot of traditions which have been added throughout the centuries. Like the bride is on the groom's left so his sword arm is free, just in case someone tries to steal his bride.
Answer by beeky at 7:46 AM on Nov. 23, 2010
Answer by Shanna84 at 7:59 AM on Nov. 23, 2010
Answer by LilyPondOasis at 7:37 AM on Nov. 23, 2010
Answer by salexander at 9:41 AM on Nov. 23, 2010
Answer by newmom28 at 10:40 AM on Nov. 23, 2010