A modern traditional wedding is a lot of intertwined customs and rituals of different times and peoples. Only a few ethnic groups will be able to boast of the purity of the preserved ritual, while the rest have ceased to feel the border between their traditions and those borrowed from other countries..
The most common custom is when the bride is hidden from the groom and prying eyes. For example, the ancient Chinese carried a bride to a ceremony in a closed chair. The Romans used the veil. Modern brides put on a cloak very rarely, and come to the wedding in chic limousines, but nevertheless the tradition to hide the bridegroom from the future husband to the wedding and come in different cars has been preserved.
Next is the ring. It is an invariable attribute of engagement and modern traditional weddings. In many countries they put it on the same ring finger, like ours, but with the left hand. According to some beliefs, it is in this place that the nerve of the heart is located. At the engagement ceremony, the ring is a symbol of possession, and at the wedding ceremony - a symbol of unity and harmony. To unite the young, they hold hands, which are then tied with a towel. For example, in Burma, the groom must break through an obstacle made of cloth, and also pay a ransom to friends and relatives of the bride, and only after that he will be able to reunite with his chosen one.
At the end of the ceremony, at a modern traditional wedding, glasses are broken in order to drive away unclean forces, and the ringing of bells notifies residents of the neighborhood about the creation of a new family. In almost all countries there is a tradition of showering newlyweds with money, sweets or other small light objects. In ancient Rome it was nuts, in Britain - flower petals. Rice and other different grains are a symbol of fertility and prosperity in all cultures..
An important role was given to wedding shoes. Mostly these were shoes and shoes. Once, with wishes of happiness, they were thrown right at the newlyweds, but today it is often tied to a newlyweds car. If the bride’s father gives the groom his daughter’s shoes, this means that he “transfers” responsibility for the daughter to the son-in-law. Luckily for today's brides, men don’t hit their shoe on their forehead with a shoe as a sign that he is the head of the family.