Wedding Fact Friday-Spooky Tradition

Welcome to another entry of our October addition where we are bringing you the spooky facts behind wedding traditions.

We have all seen the classic image of the groom carrying his new bride over the threshold of their new home. Where did this tradition come from?

This idea of carrying the bride over the threshold comes from the ancient belief that the newly married couple is susceptible to evil spirits. The act of the groom carrying the bride over the threshold is a form of protection between her and the evil spirits.