Oh… the month of June. June Brings Flowers, beautiful weather and YES Weddings. According to an article written from THE KNOT, June 18 was the most popular date for brides across the country in 2016.
They say when you marry in June, you’re a bride all your life; this line from the 1954 musical, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” continued the reinforcement of the tradition of being a “June Bride.” June weddings have been popular for years, but what really made people decide to choose this month as “THE” wedding month? Let us go centuries back and find out!
In ancient Roman times, people celebrated the festival of the deity Juno. Juno was the goddess of marriage and childbirth, she was also the protector of women in all aspects of life. Whoever married in June would be blessed with prosperity and happiness, making it a very popular month for a wedding.
Taking the “Annual Bath”
This may sound crazy, but in medieval times, people weren’t into bathing regularly. It was a privilege done only once a year during the last part of May or the beginning of June. After their annual bath, couples would usually tie the knot since they were still fresh and presentable. This was also the time when flowers were most abundant…and so to mask other odors, the brides would usually hold a bouquet of flowers. (So that is how this tradition was started)
Preparing for the Harvest
Back in the day, couples often chose to marry in accordance with the harvest season. A June wedding could result in a conception early enough so that a wife could help out with manual work during the harvest. It also saved the baby from the winter cold…and after the spring birth, the recovered bride would be in good condition to assist in the next harvest. Sounds fun, right?
The June of Today
So, the above history is not really applicable in the present, so why still keep this tradition? Perhaps for practical reasons! June is the best month for weddings because of the season, early summer. It’s warm and you can opt for an outdoor or destination wedding. Flowers are also abundant,
If you’re one of the lucky brides or grooms getting married this month, congratulations! We hope everything is going according to plan.
As for you seasoned JUNE BRIDES AND GROOMS, Don’t forget about your Anniversary this month. Glitters Fine Jewelry has so many wonderful ideas to make your bride blush again.
Come and see us soon!