In any civilized country of the world, young unmarried persons know that to take a bridal bouquet at a wedding is a sign that promises the attainment of family happiness in the near future. Even the most modest budget wedding can not do without a refined, fragrant accessory, but you will be amazed to discover its true purpose …
The belief that a girl must know to issue is included in the whole list will take about the wedding bouquet. All stages deserve attention: from the formation of a flower bunch to the moment of parting with the delicate attribute of a solemn event.
However, the most fun and unforgettable ritual in which the wedding bouquet is the centerpiece, for many years now, the rite of transmission is free of marriage to the guest of the holiday, chosen, so to speak, by the will of fate.
This custom has reached our days from the Middle Ages, becoming a substitute for a more barbaric tradition of Europeans — cutting a piece of cloth for good luck from the bride’s dress. Agree, when a crowd of nimble, squeaky girls pounce on a young girl with scissors and shreds her snow-white outfit — to whom, and the hero of the festivity is clearly not fun.
Therefore, more and more civilized, humanity has replaced this version of the distribution of female happiness with a loyal and intelligent version:
Standing with her back to the grooming huntress built behind her, the bride throws a bouquet over her shoulder, and the girls catch him — the one that will catch and marry, according to her, the first person to be married.
This belief is more significant for the audience of the ceremony, and not for its main participants — the newlyweds. But there are other details on which the bride and groom can predict their future together — and now you will recognize them!
Responsibility for the purchase of a fragrant set of flowers, with which the intended will spend the whole day, marked by the wedding sacrament, rests entirely with her future wife. Only he (as a last resort, the elder relative of the male line) should buy a wedding bouquet, and the groom must do so on the morning of the solemn day (not the day before, not in the evening, but on the wedding day before noon).
Going beyond the threshold, the young should refrain from talking with anyone to the point of sale. Paying for the expensive purchase of the heart, the guy always gives the seller the amount of surrender — so that the family could have material wealth. Leaving the store (on the right foot), he can already talk, but he must return to the road other than the one he came for a gift. Before presenting the bouquet to the beloved, the couple listens to the blessing of the mother-in-law:
«My wife’s daughter became a daughter, be dear, sensitive to him!»
These words are the mother of the groom slander flowers.
Flower harmony — the key to a happy young life
The bride’s bouquet must meet the requirements of both aesthetic nature: to be light, small, beautiful, in harmony with the girl’s outfit, and to fulfill the main purpose of protecting the future family, so you need to collect it with the following nuances:
Red flowers in the bouquet are a harbinger of serious quarrels and frustrations in a young family, but the ideal, favorable option is white and pink buds.
The number of flowers composing the bunch should coincide with the age of the bride (if the number of years is even, then one more bud is added).
In order for the newly-made husband not to start changing, there is no place for artificial decor in the bouquet — both the leaves and additional plants, and even more so the main flowers must be natural.
If the bride wants a set of roses to make up — be sure to ensure that all thorns are cut off. According to the sign, a pink thorn is pricked at the wedding — the bride and groom are in danger or have an unhappy family life. Find out what gifts violets.
Wedding traditions in Russia prescribed a different treatment with a non-bouquet.
- First, the young woman could not pass the accessory during the ceremony and festivities, even for a short period of time, to no one but the beloved. Naturally, there was no question of throwing a wedding inflorescence.
- Secondly, during the feast it was customary to place a vase with ritual flowers among the dishes, in front of the spouses themselves.
- Thirdly, a wedding bouquet accidentally dropped, on the basis of omens, was considered to be a bad omen — it promised a quick loss of the happiness just found.
- Fourth, the cut pair of plants a young couple after the celebration dried and stored as a family amulet. It was possible to make a sort of “breathable” pad from the petals, mixing them with dry herbs, or simply hanging an elegant ikebana in the marital bedchamber.
In some areas there was a custom to give one flower — but not the whole bouquet — to the witness (to the bridesmaid).
Of course, you decide to observe the traditions of the ancestors, or come up with an unusual ritual, memorable for your family, independently. Alternatively, you can mix cultural rituals, using a bouquet-doubler — this is what many married couples are doing now. The main thing is that your decision on marriage should be mutual, and the relationship should be based on great love, honesty and mutual understanding. Then no signs of family idyll will not be scary!