Have you ever wondered how certain engagement traditions and terms came to be? In the following months we will cover some of the more commonly practiced traditions and accompanying terms to hopefully bring you some clarity.
“TYING THE KNOT”
This expression is thought to come from Roman times when the bride wore a girdle that was tied in knots on the wedding day. The groom had the fun of untying the knots before consummating the marriage.
Another, possibly more likely origin comes from the Celtic (pagan) marriage ceremony of hand-fasting, during which the hands of the bride and groom were tied together for a marriage “contract”. Read More