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5 Most Followed Wedding Traditions
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
5 Most Followed Wedding Traditions

Have you ever wondered where popular wedding traditions, like "something borrowed and something blue" came from?  We did too!  In our search for the answer, we found something very interesting...most wedding traditions that American brides follow didn't originate here.  I guess that reiterates how much of a mixing pot the USA really is. "Something Blue" Here are the top 5 wedding traditions still followed today: White Wedding Dress - Queen Victoria of Great Britain wed Prince Albert in the 1980's, and made the white wedding dress popular.  Young women in England and America immediately began clamoring for white wedding dresses of their own. Whereas the white wedding gown had previously been a luxury of only the richest (it was, after all, a very difficult color to clean and maintain with nineteenth century technologies), more and more middle class brides were beginning to select white as their color of choice.  Now, the white wedding dress is a signature color for an American wedding. One Knee Wedding Proposal - The custom of proposing on one knee reaches as far back as the days of knighthood and chivalry when it was customary for a knight to dip his knee in a show of servitude to his mistress and his master. The knight would kneel before a tournament and wait for "his" lady to toss him her ribbon or colors, as an ...