Wedding Photography

Wedding Traditions and Superstitions Wedding Photographers should be Aware of

wedding photographers HertfordshireWedding traditions and superstitions are a thing! Some families follow them religiously and they would want to make sure any wedding planned keep to these traditions. It is necessary that the wedding vendors (especially the wedding photographers Hertfordshire) are aware of these traditions because what might be common place to photography might not be allowed in some families’ wedding.

Discussed extensively are superstition and traditions that the wedding photographers Hertfordshire need to be aware of:

The Bride and Groom cannot see each other before the wedding.

This superstition stemmed from the olden days were the bride and groom were not allowed to see each other. The idea is that they are meant to see themselves at the wedding altar, like they have never had any contact before. However most professional wedding photographers usually incorporate pre-wedding shoots in their photo routine, this is done especially if a traditional style of wedding photography is to be employed. The wedding photographers Hertfordshire should be informed beforehand of such arrangement and why it is necessary they keep to tradition so it would not look like they are undermining the professional opinion of the wedding photographer.

Yellow Roses should not be used (else you would go green with envy)

This superstition stemmed from a Language of Flowers book during the Victorian era which was popular in Europe. The book purported that tulips meant love, some other flowers meant marital happiness and that yellow roses signaled envy. Some regions in Europe are still said to follow this superstition religiously as the tradition is still practiced till today. For wedding photographers Hertfordshire that are tasked with providing the backdrop for a colorful wedding, it is necessary the wedding photographer is intimated of superstitions like this so, he or she would not make the mistake of bringing yellow roses. This is why the wedding vendors- Wedding planner, Wedding Photographer and Wedding Florists have to work together, to avoid going against the superstitious beliefs of the couple.

 

Carrying the bride over the threshold

Some families believe that the groom must carry the bride over the threshold and sometimes want to preserve the memory, although this superstition is rooted in the story that a bride is not meant to show enthusiasm for losing her virginity hence carrying her over the threshold tones down her anxiety. Some wedding photographers might not be aware of this superstition or the need to preserve such memory. Thus it is necessary that the wedding photographer Hertfordshire is intimated on the importance on capturing such moment.

Wedding Veil

There are some families that believe in the superstition that the bride should wear a veil. The reasoning behind this is that if the bride’s face is covered, evil cannot pinpoint her as the bride and inflict her with one form of affliction or the other during the wedding. Some families might want to preserve the fate of the bride in the veil, thus it is necessary to intimate the wedding photographers Hertfordshire on the need to capture the image of the wedding bride in the veil.