Flower girls used to carry herbs and garlic for good luck, prosperity and to ward off evil spirits.

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Historically speaking, brides were certainly fearful of evil spirits crashing the wedding. The flower girls is just one of many measures, turned wedding tradition, taken to protect the wedding from them. At Contagious Events, we believe some wedding traditions are downright silly. Do them if you’d like to, but if it’s out of obligation, the tradition is most likely rooted …

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The traditional Irish saying goes:

Marry when the year is new, always loving, kind, and true.
When February birds do mate, you may wed, nor dread your fate.
If you wed when March winds blow, joy and sorrow both you’ll know.
Marry in April when you can, joy for maiden and for man.
Marry in the month of May, you will surely rue the day.
Marry when June roses blow, over land and sea you’ll go.
They who in July do wed, must labor always for their bread.
Whoever wed in August be, many a change are sure to see.
Marry in September’s shine, your living will be rich and fine.
If in October you do marry, love will come but riches tarry.
If you wed in bleak November, only joy will come, remember.
When December’s rain fall fast, marry and true love will last.

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The tradition of the flower girl originated from Ancient Rome. Her job was to carry wreaths of herbs and wheat down the aisle, symbolizing prosperity and fertility.

During the Medieval period, a young girl carried garlic down the aisle which was said to ward off evil spirits.

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