Scottish Wedding Traditions Carrying the bride over the threshold



Over the threshold: ~ I have read different versions of where this custom came from.


  • Finally, when the celebration was over, the new couple were led to their house where the groom, wishing to protect his new bride from the evil spirits that inhabit the thresholds of doors, would lift his new bride‚Äôs feet from the ground and carry her across her new threshold and into her new home.
  • The priest would then bless the new home and would often bless the couple in their wedding bed before they would finally be alone together for the first time as husband and wife.

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