Why do grooms have a best man and groomsmen? Although there are many myths and legends associated with this wedding tradition, the most popular originated in a more primitive time when men kidnapped their brides. The groomsmen, called bride-knights, helped their friend capture his bride. They stood guard at the ceremony to protect the groom from the bride’s angry family.
Another basis for this wedding tradition originated with the Romans and involved a bit of superstition. Roman Law required 10 witnesses at every wedding ceremony. During this period, people were afraid of Continue reading "Groomsmen – Wedding Tradition With Long History" »