Lucky in Love: Traditions, Customs, and Rituals to Personalize Your Wedding
This wedding planning guidebook covers auspicious traditions from places and cultures all over the world that add magic and meaning to engagements, weddings, and marriages. From engagement to honeymoon, Lucky in Love will show you how to incorporate special traditions and rituals into every aspect of the wedding journey, as well as the early days of marriage. With insights from all over the world, each suggestion marries ancient customs with a modern attitude, letting you customize and create your perfect wedding. Enhance your cocktail hour cheese table with grapes (good luck in Spanish culture) and figs (they represent fertility), or highlight a special processional (in Greece, the groom waits outside the church holding the bouquet until the bride arrives, then he gives it to her, and they walk in together). From choosing fortunate stones for engagement rings to the most auspicious ways to exit your ceremony, author Eleni Gage brings whimsy and depth to each practical tip so you can design a one-of-a-kind, unique, and highly personal ceremony.