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We absolutely love weddings - there's nothing better than having your family and friends together all in one place to celebrate your special day. Our historic inns and hotels are perfectly suited to wedding and civil partnership celebrations, full of character and charm to make a unique day truly unforgettable.
Planning your wedding should be one of the most exciting experiences of your life. Whether you intend to have a big wedding or civil partnership, or a simple quiet service, we'll help you find the ideal location, and ensure that your day goes just the way you want it to. Many of our hotels have wedding licences - so you will be able to arrange your wedding service there as well. And if you or your guests need overnight accommodation, booking is simplicity itself. For more information or to arrange a visit to one of our Old English Inns.
GARTER AND BRIDAL BOUQUET TOSS
In parts of Europe during the 14th contrary, having a piece of the bride's clothing was thought to bring good luck. Guests would literally destroy the brides dress by ripping off pieces of fabric. In order to prevent this, brides began throwing various items to the guests - the garter belt being one of the items.In order to avoid this problem, it became customary in the 14th century for the bride to toss her garter to the men. Sometimes the men would get drunk, become impatient, and try to remove the garter ahead of time. Therefore, the custom evolved for the groom to remove and toss the garter. With that change the bride started to toss the bridal bouquet to the unwed girls of marriageable age. Tradition says that whoever catches the bouquet shall be the next to marry. She keeps the bouquet to ensure this destiny.