Wedding Customs and Their Origins: Why Do Grooms Carry Their Brides Through the Front Door?

Carrying your bride over the threshold of your new home isn’t as romantic as you think! The Wedding Guru enlightens on the origins of this ritual

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I t’s exciting that bridal couples not only want to incorporate enduring customs, but want to know their origins, too. Here’s an interesting one:

A Hudson Valley bride asks: “What’s the history behind carrying a bride over the threshold? My future husband insists that he’ll do that. I would love to be able to tell him where the custom came from.”

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Tying the knot shouldn't put knots in your stomach, so whether you're the blushing bride, hubby-to-be, or even a wedding guest, The Wedding Guru Judy Lewis can answer all of your wedding-related questions.

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