If you or your man to be have Scottish heritage, then you might be thinking about having a Scottish themed wedding. Before you start hauling out bag pipes and tartans, keep the following Scottish wedding traditions in mind.
Ideas for Luck
-The bride should walk out of her home with her right foot forward on her wedding day. It’s for good luck!
-Tie a sprig of white heather into your bouquet, but be sure to hide it from your hubby and guests. A token of good luck, it’s said this will make sure your wedding day goes as planned.
-Have an older married woman wash your feet if you’re the bride. Simple, but meaningful, this ancient tradition is sure to make you a lucky woman and wife.
-Brides should wear a sixpence in one shoe for good luck.
-The Traditional Grand March is a must for any true Scottish wedding. The first dance to take place at your wedding, you and your hubby will march to the sound of bag pipes or a live band if you have one. Next, your maid of honor and best man join your march, then your in-laws, and lastly your guests.
-Brides typically wear a white wedding dress to denote chastity and purity. However, if it’s a clan wedding it is customary for a bride to incorporate her clan’s tartan into her wedding gown as a sash.
-Grooms don’t wear suits and boots, but rather opt for their full clan git-up with a kilt and tartan.
-The best man typically gives the new couple a clock while the maid of honor gives them a tea set.
-One of the more romantic Scottish wedding traditions is for the gentleman to give his new bride a luckenbooth, which is a brooch typically made of silver and engraved with two joined hearts.
Why not incorporate a few of these ancient traditions into your wedding day? Scottish wedding traditions are charming and can make your wedding standout.