Modern weddings are a time for celebrating love, and traditions like white dresses, tiered cakes, rings and toasts are expected by modern wedding attendees and diligently followed by most modern couples. However, some of these traditions have surprising and sometimes ancient origins, reflecting changing attitudes toward marriage.
Join Hilary May, an educator from the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts in exploring a variety of wedding customs. The talk can be viewed on the Library’s YouTube channel:
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If you are looking for more information on wedding ceremonies and rituals, consider these ebooks:
- Diane Warner’s Complete Guide To A Traditional Wedding: Time-Tested Toasts, Vows, Ceremonies & Etiquette: Everything You Need to Create Your Perfect Day by Diane Warner
- The Knot Guide to Wedding Vows and Traditions: Readings, Rituals, Music, Dances, and Toasts by Carley Roney & Editors Of The Knot
- Wedding Traditions from Around the World by Ava Laboy Capo
Check out this blog post for fun fiction ebooks revolving around weddings, brides, bridesmaids, and related excitement!
-Archana, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian