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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Congratulations — you're involved in a wedding! Tying the knot shouldn't put knots in your stomach, so whether you're the blushing bride or hubby-to-be, an attendant or a guest, Wedding Guru Judy Lewis can answer all your need-to-know questions about your nuptials.

Judy Lewis is the founder of HudsonValleyWeddings.com, the one-stop resource for services and products, promotions and specials, a Regional Bridal Show schedule, Wed Shop, and links to money-saving and wedding-related Web sites. In her spare time, Judy loves to compose poetry and create collages. She currently resides in Kingston with her husband and business partner, Jon.

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