Traditional Scottish Wedding
The origins of the traditional Scottish wedding:
Scotland seems to have always done things his own way and style-and the Scottish marriage is no exception to the rule. In the 21st century, Scottish wedding traditions is complex blend of the ancient plateau blended with modern, efficient rituals. Present day Scottish wedding traditions have their origins as far back as the 13th century. Back then the medieval Celtic Church will preach ' announcement of marriage in the Church of ' weddings over the next three Sundays in a row. This practice is pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage lasted 600 years-until the last years of the 20th century became the standard for ' giving notice of intention to ' go to the registry office a few weeks before the event in question.

Medieval Scottish wedding traditions:
This is the normal practice in ancient times for the entire village to be involved in preparation for the ' big day '. People will be marching in the streets to the Church to cheer on the happy couple before they take their vows. In pre-reform times, there is evidence that two Scottish wedding services will often occur. One in which the priest will discuss the party in Scottish dialect and presided over the ceremony outside the Church. While Latin mass more formal and ceremonial marriage would take place inside.

Ring Exchange has always been a key feature in Scottish wedding ceremony from ancient times. A ring has no beginning and end and thus symbolizes the love in marriage. The kiss of the bride following the exchange of rings, and often leads to cheer from the body of kirk.

The following from the official church ceremony, piper or pipers often groups will lead the entire group of guests down the streets, often to the House of a relative, for a night of non-stop festivities, parties and fun. Local musicians led by pipers will get started dancing and tradition tells us that the first dance, usually reel, would involve the newly married couples. After their efforts from the rest of the guests, then will be dancing all the way to clock in high school '. In this respect, little has changed over the past 800 years – perhaps apart from the dress code and other kinds of beer on tap.

When the celebration of marriage is over, married couples would then leave to spend the night in their new home. The ancient tradition of carrying the bride over the threshold, it is related to the superstitions that evil spirits inhabit the threshold. Therefore the bride over the threshold is lifted-and to the wedding bed. In the middle ages, a priest to bless the House and often blessed sleep today's wedding. Then for the first time as husband and wife, the newlyweds will have some quality time alone.


Other wedding rituals such as Highland habit of ' bridegroom ', creeling involves the groom brought a large basket full of kepis or with stones from one end of the village to the other. He continued with heavy duty until moments like his wife to be going out of her house and kissed him. Only if he does so, his friends would allow him to escape from ' creeling ' if it's not, it should be kept until he had completed a circuit of the city.

Modern Wedding traditions of Scotland:
In more modern times, many of the superstitions and rituals have been replaced by more exhibition process. However, many of these traditions are still hear back to the past.

Bagpipes can be used to add to the ambiance and grandeur to the wedding. The piper, in full Highland dress, standing at the door of the Church and played as guests arrive. Then he led the couple from the Church to the car. The tradition continues, the couple pipes married often transmitted to the table top honors along with the bride. With the cutting of the cake, more frequently asked to perform piper and dirk, ' sharp ', highland dagger traditionally submitted by piper to start cutting the cake '. ' As the bride and groom cake, slices of the first piece of custom state that her hand is guided by her new husband.

' Show ' wedding gift comes from the tradition of ' bridal shower ', where local village women will gift items that will help young couples start a success in their own home. Currently, this is often the case in the House of the mother of the bride gifts and have a touch more luxury than in old age.

Stag night A groom, also has ancient roots. Youths accompanied by her friends bring to city and fall of fountain drinks. One tradition tells us that in small towns to become the groom will be stripped his clothes and left in the Street outside his home-or worse still tied to a lamppost! The good news is that he will not realize what happened until keesoka