11 wedding traditions you should know

Updated May 12 2017 - 2:38pm, first published 12:30pm

THERE are many traditions surrounding marriage and the wedding ceremony, as diverse and varied as one could imagine. Most of those common to the Western world date from the days of the Roman Empire and the European Middle Ages, born from cultural, political and economic requirements of the time. Most of these traditions really have little meaning today, but are observed simply because things have always been done that way. Here are just some that are no doubt familiar.

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