“There's nothing more admirable than two people who see eye to eye, keeping house as man
and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends” as the ancient Greek writer
Homer quotes. American wedding
is all about love, friendship and the vow to for a successful
marriage, set of common dreams, struggle to accomplish that dream with a sense of
commitment towards a common goal.
The wedding traditions of the United states are virtually taken from the customs and the
tradition of other countries. Thus, it is quite diverse in nature with a union of both ethnic ways
of celebration along with a punch of modernity. Marriage for Americans are hardly arranged. If
love exists between two people, they come close, take the vow knitting themselves in the
institution of marriage.
Dressing it up
The white dress worn by the bride is a symbol of purity along with a veil that symbolize virginity
as people say. The veil is often excluded if it is a second or a third marriage,but the white dress
is carried along as a tradition. Americans who are known for their break free attitude are also
seen nowadays wearing black gown as their wedding dress which was considered a taboo in the
But there are also some superstitions which still exist. The groom is not allowed to spot the
bride in the wedding dress before the wedding day or the bride can’t wear it beforehand and
examine how she looks standing in front of the mirror. There is also a much followed custom on
part of the bride to carry something old, something new, something borrowed and something
blue. This is regarded as a good luck.