Where did all the habits, the faiths and the traditions surrounding the marriage come from? Here are some explanations.
Traditionally, the bride is on the groom’s left-hand side on the wedding day. This old custom derives from the days when the groom would kidnap his bride and therefore had to keep his right hand free to use his sword. After the wedding ceremony, the groom traditionally carries the bride over the threshold in their new home. The custom comes from a Roman Empire legend that said that if the bride stumbled when entering her husband’s home for the first time, the marriage would be a disaster. Carrying the bride over the threshold would prevent this disaster.