US News Travel has ranked 12 spots for wedding.Tuscany, Porto, Paris, Loire Valley, Lake Como, Venice, Edinburgh. Less know are Dubrovnik, Corfu, Mallorca, Santorini. While Amalfi Coast is a popular place for honeymoon.
In Europe, there are wedding customs in France, Greece, Germany, Scotland, England, etc..
White wedding dress symbolize purity – not virginity – in the Victorian era. “White wedding” in tradition, is not for a bride who marry 2nd+ time or for a widow or divorce.
A wedding is usually followed by a wedding reception, toasting the couple, the newlyweds having the first dance, and cutting the cake. A bride will throw her bouquet to a group of unmarried women and the groom throwing the bride’s garter to the assembled unmarried men; who catches the bouquet or the bride’s garter symbolize they will be the next to wed.
There is also a Victorian tradition that brides will wear or carry “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” during the service. Meaning good luck.
Scottish customs: (wish I had a wedding in Scotland!)
Scotland is a popular place for wedding. People are attracted to be there for photos-videos-loving wedding couples. Well known – Gretna Green is a village and a popular visitor attraction with hotel accommodation & shopping. Famous for “runaway weddings”! Don’t forget Glasgow. Scottish wedding customs=long list. If you want a Scottish wedding without being a Scottish… Get in touch with a wedding venue in Scotland to check it out.
More customs in Europe. We will continue to update here.