Wedding Food Traditions

Wedding traditions can be confusing and sometimes downright irritating, especially when you don’t know them or how to incorporate them in the wedding you’ve always dreamed about.

Did you know there are very specific wedding customs related to food as well? If not, read here and find out more – even if you don’t follow these, you will still find them inspiring!

  • Tossing rice on the bride and groom as they make their big ceremony exit is very common in the American tradition. What you may not know, however, is that rice is very much present in other cultures as well – and not just for the wedding exit. For instance, there are cultures that say it is considered bad luck to visit a bride and groom’s house before the bride has cooked rice.
  • In the Greek tradition, the brides sometimes smear honey on their doors (they usually do it in the shape of a cross). After that, they throw pomegranate at the door – if many seeds stick to the honey, it is believed that the bride will be blessed with a happy marriage and many children.
  • Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without the tradition of breaking the bread. This wedding custom has been re-iterated in many shapes – from having the bride and groom “fight” over the bread and pull in different directions, to breaking the bread over the bride’s head. Some even believe the tradition of the wedding cake is actually a derived from that of the bread!

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