It wouldn’t be a traditional Scottish wedding without a little tartan. From the kilt wearing of your groom and wedding party to the ribbon in the flowers.
I recommend adding a fly plaid to a grooms outfit. A fly plaid makes the groom stand out from the wedding party, and makes the grooms outfit just as special as the bride.
It’s easy to incorporate a little of your Scottish heritage in other ways. Nothing is more versatile than tartan ribbon which can be added to almost anything. From your bouquets and invitations to table pieces and button holes, it’s shows off the beautiful colours of your tartan. It’s a great way of reminding everyone of the uniting of two clans.
For an outdoor wedding leave a few tartan rugs around. Not only will they be great for decor but when it gets cooler in the evening guests can use them to wrap up in.
A hand fastening ceremony can be part of your main ceremony. This is a Scottish tradition where the term “tying-the-knot” comes from. The hands of the bride and groom are fastened with a length of tartan. A simple tartan scarf is enough to do the trick and serves as a reminder of your wedding every time you wear it.
A Scottish wedding is full of tradition, it’s best to pick one or two to add to your wedding rather than try and squeeze them all in. One I particularly like is the family of the groom pinning their tartan onto the bride. What a great welcome to the family.
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