It was said that once the bridesmaids who want to be “infected” from the bride to marry will try to bring the tear of the bride’s wedding dress to take home. You can imagine how sad the bride who came home with torn dress? Well, that tradition is changed with the bride who throws a bouquet of flowers before leaving the location of the wedding. The tradition of throwing a wedding hand bouquet which is believed to come since the 14th century is believed to bring a good luck to women who are able to catch it.
It was also said that the woman who caught it was the woman who would marry next. There is a story behind the wedding hand bouquets. Originally, the bride brought only a pinch of herbs. The fragrant herbs were believed to counteract the influence of the forces of evil, misfortune, and disease. Generally, the brides use garlic. Then in the days of Greek and Roman, the tradition was changed with pinning a bunch of flowers on the bride’s hair as a symbol of life and fertility.