Wedding ceremonies have a rich history and there are thousands of cultural wedding traditions all across the globe. Many of these traditions are still going strong today, but most people are unaware of how they originated. It has been said that a bride should stand on the left of their groom during the wedding ceremony so as to allow his sword arm free to be ready to fight off other men who may wish to marry her. The chances of a sword-wielding suitor turning up on a wedding day to challenge the groom to a duel seem very slim; however the tradition is still continued to this day. Wedding and engagement rings are still worn on the fourth finger of the left hand, as it was once believed this finger contained a vein leading directly to the heart. The very popular tradition of wedding favours has been around for hundreds of years, and has now evolved to gifting each guest with five sugar coated almonds to symbolise health, wealth, fertility, happiness and longevity. As wonderful as it may be to uphold wedding traditions that millions of couples have done in the past, it is becoming increasingly popular to tweak these traditions to create a truly unique wedding day, which guests are sure to never forget.
Whether you are after a traditional wedding, or something with a more modern twist, the perfect venue is still a crucial part of your big day. Imagine a spectacular wedding in a beautiful riverside hotel under the ramparts of Windsor castle, saying your wedding vows in a light filled suite that spills out onto a breathtaking terrace on the Thames. At Sir Christopher Wren Hotel that is exactly what you can have for your special day. With space for up to 150 guests, you and your loved ones can take sensational photos by the river, go for a stroll over Eton Bridge, or treat yourselves to a facial or massage in Wren’s Club.
Sir Christopher Wren offers a range of wedding packages to suit all needs, budgets and tastes, and dedicated Wedding Coordinators are on hand to personalise any packages to make the experience truly unique. Nothing is too much trouble for the Wedding Team, they can arrange everything from red carpets and vintage cars, to Thames cruises from the hotel’s private jetty. To find out more about wedding’s at Sir Christopher Wren, visit the Wedding Pages, or call the team on 01753 202825 to discuss your big day.
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