Wedding traditions at a venue in Kent.

Bromley Court Hotel ExteriorWe see so many beautiful brides here during the wedding season, which now happily, is not limited to the summer months only. As one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Kent we take so much pleasure in seeing the couples that we have come to know so well during all the preparations finally tie the knot. “Tying the Knot” is one of those very old sayings that people use, without knowing where it comes from. It’s just one of the many superstitions that we take for granted isn’t it?

However when it comes to Weddings, everyone’s superstitious. Even if you’re the kind of person who walks under ladders on point of principle you can bet that, when your wedding day dawns, wild horses couldn’t stop you clutching something old and donning something blue. And that’s just for starters. We guarantee that you wouldn’t dream of seeing your fiancé on the morning of the wedding. And will you expect to be carried across the threshold? Of course you will!

There are so many superstitions and traditions associated with Weddings that it’s impossible to follow them all. For example, the tradition of tying old shoes to the back of the Couple’s car stems from Tudor times when guests would throw shoes at the Bride & Groom, with great luck being bestowed on them if they or their carriage were hit!
In Anglo Saxon times the Bride was symbolically struck with a shoe by her Groom to establish his authority. Brides would then throw shoes at their bridesmaids to see who would marry next.

So, when you hold your wedding here at the most beautiful hotel in Bromley feel free to throw as many shoes as you like…but we are sure that your bridesmaids would rather catch your bouquet rather than a shoe!