American Wedding Customs and Traditions

Check out the following customs a traditional American wedding is incomplete without…

Picking a Wedding Ring

An American couple must exchange wedding bands during their wedding ceremony when they recite their wedding vows

Bride Wearing White Wedding Gown

In a traditional American wedding, the bride opts for a white wedding gown rather than wearing any other color dress in her wedding ceremony

Something Old, New, Borrowed & Blue

A bride would carry four items with her during the ceremony as lucky charms, two of which are gifted by family

Cutting the Wedding Cake

The married couple would cut multi-tier cake as the first thing after getting married and feed the first bite to each other

Holding a Traditional Wedding Procession

Such an event would have guests from both sides, bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls, along with ring bearers following predefined order for their respective arrival

First Dances Thereafter

A traditional wedding will have a main couple dance following by an optional separate dance item of each partner with their parent

Bride Tossing Her Flower Bouquet

After the wedding ceremony, the bride would toss her bouquet at the back and the first single woman to catch it is believed to be the next one in line to get married

Groom Tossing the Garter

During the wedding reception, the groom would toss the bride’s garter and the first single man to catch it is believed to be the next one in line to get married

Proposing Toast to the Couple

The most important guests would propose a toast to the newlyweds: the best man, the maid of honor, parents of the bride and the groom, and the married partners

Seeing Off Newlyweds With Rice Grains

The guests would send off the leaving couple by throwing away rice grains on them and wishing them with prosperity and fertility

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