Escort cards originated from a time when guests were expected to enter the dining room in a specific order.

The Origin of Place Cards: Wedding Fun Fact Friday

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Earlier this week we talked about the difference between place cards and escort cards (read that post here). Keeping in line with the theme, today’s wedding fun fact is about the origin of place cards. In old english days (think Downtown Abbey), guests who were invited to a social event would be welcomed to dinner by announcement, usually by the …

Polterabend Fun Fact

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I first learned about polterabend from my brother and sister-in-law last week, at Thanksgiving. They’ve been living in Germany for a few years now and have so many great stories about life abroad, but this particular story resonated with me given the fact that it was wedding related.  So it turns out, there’s a tradition in Germany called polterabend, where guests are …

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 …

Fun Wedding Fact Friday!

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This tradition isn’t limited to just Denmark. It’s also been seen in Egypt & Russia (ironic), and many places in between. Sometimes it was to confuse evil spirits, and other times it was considered an effort to “lessen the sexual danger.” At Contagious Events, we believe some wedding traditions are downright silly. Do them if you’d like to, but if …