Something old, something new, something borrowed & something blue – Cheshire Wedding Traditions

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Many couples ask me about typical wedding traditions. Having worked in the wedding industry for many years I have picked up many along the way from my weddings across Cheshire and wanted to share them with any new brides to be!

Rain is not the worse thing that can happen. Whilst Alanis Morissette felt it was ironic apparently it is good luck for it to rain on your wedding day. Whether it is good news or not it is supposed to symbolise fertility!

Something old, something new, something borrowed & something blue - Cheshire Wedding Traditions

The wedding breakfast

The one I probably get asked the most is “why is it called a wedding breakfast?” The answer is simple because it is the first meal you eat as a married couple so the breakfast of your marriage!

Something old, something new, something borrowed & something blue - Cheshire Wedding Traditions

Which side of the church?

Lots of brides and their dads panic on the morning of the wedding asking who stands where? The bride traditionally stands on the left to go down the aisle. Nowadays guests often sit on both sides but traditionally the bride’s family would sit on the left hand side of the venue or church and traditionally in the medieval times this allowed the groom to have his right hand (sword hand) free to fight off any other men who would try to steal his bride!

Something old, something new, something borrowed & something blue - Cheshire Wedding Traditions

New, old, borrowed, blue

What about something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue? This year marks mine and Pete’s thirteenth wedding anniversary lace apparently and I didn’t have any of these apart from wearing my grandmother’s engagement ring for my wedding as a mark of respect really as she isn’t with us anymore.

Something old, something new, something borrowed & something blue - Cheshire Wedding TraditionsSomething old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolises borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity; and a sixpence in your shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity. But why not just in case a little luck never did anybody any harm!


About Cheshire based Benjamin Lauren Event Catering

Lauren Rowlinson created Benjamin Lauren Event Caterers out of a love for events, big and small, and the knowledge that every client is unique. This passion combined with her extensive experience in the hospitality industry has formed the foundation for her business ethos – “edible excellence!”

We pride ourselves on our personal and flexible approach to wedding catering bringing our Cheshire brides their wedding their way. Every couple is different so every wedding is different and we provide a bespoke service to make their day extra special! And no matter how many couples we have catered for their day is always unique and something new to experience. All these experiences give us something new to take on and potentially share with future families.

We are known for our attentive service and our fresh approach to event catering. A personal service and fine dining experience no matter the guest numbers or budget. We really care and strive for exemplary standards, within the quality of all our ingredients and our service dedication to every client – creating unforgettable events every time.

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