Why is the bride wears the veil? Fatah and the bride's bouquet – more ancient than the attributes of a white dress. Fatah, which was yellow in ancient Greece and red in ancient Rome, usually covers the bride from head to toe, indicating the chain of command between a man and a woman. The thinner the veil, the greater the value attached to it carrying. Traditionally, it was considered bad luck if the groom before the wedding, he saw his bride. In fact, since ancient times when the wedding occurred on calculation, the bride and groom rarely saw each other, courting was a rare case. Lifting the veil at the end of the marriage ceremony – a symbol of male dominance. If the bride lifts the veil itself, thus "presenting" groom themselves, it shows itself as a more independent.
Why wedding ring is? The shape of wedding rings symbolizes immortality, endless love, since the early Egypt. Originally, the bride wore a ring, woven from grasses – they had to be changed frequently. The Romans used durable iron, designating an eternity of marriage. Today, of course, place the iron took the gold with its enduring qualities: beauty and richness. Why carry the bride over the threshold on their hands? At a time when the bride took over power, she did not wish to voluntarily enter into the groom's house, so it is simply dragged across the threshold. In earlier times, people believed that the evil power of the bride's family will follow the girl into the house of the groom. Therefore, in order to prevent this phenomenon, the first time, endured the groom over the threshold of a bride in his arms.
It was believed that after that demons can not to enter the house and the bride is free to enter and leave the house. Wedding cake. Beginning in early Rome, the cake is a special part of the wedding celebration. At the end of the ceremony over the bride's head broke a thin cake, symbolizing fertility. Wheat, which is made of pie, was a symbol of abundance, and all the guests gathered to race crumbs, spilled from the broken cake, seeing in them a symbol of good luck. In the Middle Ages, traditional steel kisses over the hill small cakes. Later, a clever baker revealed that small cakes baked in one if they are covered with glaze. Thus was born the modern cake. Why a month "honeymoon"? In ancient times most marriages is accomplished not by mutual consent. When the young man decided it was time to marry, he stole a woman (which, naturally, not very much and wanted to get married), put to a secret location, where the bride's relatives did not would be able to find her. All the while the moon does not pass all of its phases (which is about 30 days), they are hiding from the relatives of the bride and drank a decoction of honey. Thus, it is clear where did the term "honeymoon."