Scottish Wedding Traditions on St Andrew’s Day

To help celebrate St Andrew’s day we thought we would share a few Scottish wedding traditions with you.

1: The ‘wedding sark’ is the traditional name given to the shirt worn by the groom which is gifted by the bride. The groom pays for the wedding dress in return.
2: A luckenbooth is a brooch given as a love token by a gentleman to his betrothed. They are usually made of silver and engraved with two hearts combined.


3: A Penny Wedding is an ideal solution for those after a traditional yet budget-friendly wedding. Guests bring their own food and drinks to the reception allowing the couple to splurge on the wedding cake.
4: The Scottish Quaich or ‘Loving Cup’ is a two-handled silver bowl which is topped up with whisky, usually by the bride, and then passed around for the wedding party to sip once the legal proceedings have been concluded.

5: A sprig of white heather hidden in the bride’s bouquet is a popular good luck token in the Scottish Borders.
6: A sixpence in the bride’s shoe has long been a tradition in Aberdeenshire and Angus.

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