Although this world has become a global village and people from different countries, religion and casts are getting mixed up in this modern time and a fusion of cultures has been created. Many people in the modern world do not have time to follow their traditions and they do not believe them either. But still there are some things where people take their traditions along and feel proud on them. Wedding is the event where people follow their traditions and enjoy the event by celebrating it according to their traditions.
There are many people who know about the traditions, see them on every wedding but do not know the actual history and background of the particular tradition. Actually all the traditions you see and practice on the wedding ceremonies have their reasons and background which should be understood to make it more enjoyable.
Wedding planners play an important role to make the wedding event full of traditional acts so that they should have all the knowledge about the traditions of different cultures. Some people keep their traditions according to their religion and at the same time they are very sensitive about their religion so knowing about the different religions is also important for the wedding planners. Wedding planners who keep searching and reading about new trends and fashions should also learn about the actual history of the different civilizations and their lifestyles; This would help them to create a good and successful event.
When the wedding planners get a project of a wedding they should see their clients cast, language and lifestyle and discuss about their traditions and the priority first then plan the event accordingly. There are some traditions which are followed very commonly.
Toast: usually bride's father raises the glass and drinks first; the clink is the sign that the drink is not poisoned
Best man: in early days at times the groom had to kidnap the bride from her home, so he had to take help fro his best friend who should be strong enough to support him to face the bride's family.
Kiss: kiss is a symbol of a seal; in ancient days the kiss was considered as an agreement of relationship between two people.
Wedding cake: a wedding would never be completed with out a wedding cake; slicing the cake by the bride and groom is the symbol of togetherness and feeding your spouse the cake means your promise of providing for each other.
Garter: garter is a long lasting tradition and is still practiced; having a piece of bride's clothing was considered as a good luck; groom removes the garter from the bride and tosses to the unwed males.
These are a few traditions if they are followed with true faith they can really create a great bond between the couple and the other relatives.