We have found, during many years of talking to couples planning a marriage, that there are some really quirky stories and traditions connected with weddings; one of them being that Sunday used to be the most popular; it being the only day in the week that most people were free from work. However Puritans in the Seventeenth Century put a stop to this, they believed that it was improper to be celebrating on the Sabbath.
Today, here at our wedding venue in Bromley, we have found of course, that Saturdays are the busiest, despite the following rhyme:
“Monday for health, Tuesday for wealth, Wednesday best of all,
Thursday for losses, Friday for crosses, Saturday for no luck at all.”
As for the time of year, the saying ‘Marry in the month of May, and you’ll live to rue the day’ dates back to Pagan times.
Queen Victoria is said to have banned her children from marrying in May, and Nineteenth Century Vicars were rushed of their feet on April 30th because Bridess refused to marry during May.
The sun has always been associated with fertility and in Scotland it was traditional for the Brides to take a “walk with the sun”, proceeding from east to west on the south side of the church, and then circling the Church three times for good luck.
Another old adage says “When December snows fall fast, marry and true love will last.”
If the above is true a winter wedding doesn’t seem to be such a bad idea!
When you are looking for a wedding venue in Kent, you will find that with us here at Bromley Court Hotel, a winter wedding can be just as beautiful as a summer wedding. Think warm cosy rooms with blazing log fires, a superb interior for stunning photographs and no worries about the weather outside.