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Lynnie
WeddingWire Admin October 2016 North Carolina

Keep or Skip: Carrying over the Threshold?

Lynnie, on August 7, 2017 at 11:46

Posted in Just married 92

Hello everyone! You've arrived at the last question and the end of the wedding night So... Will you be carried or carrying your spouse over the threshold? Or are you skipping this tradition? This tradition began in medieval Europe, with the groom carrying the bride into their new home to avoid...

Hello everyone! You've arrived at the last question and the end of the wedding night Smiley heart

So...

Will you be carried or carrying your spouse over the threshold? Or are you skipping this tradition?

This tradition began in medieval Europe, with the groom carrying the bride into their new home to avoid bringing evil spirits in! Apparently a bride is extra vulnerable to evil spirits through the soles of her feet Smiley surprise


Wedding Traditions: Keep or Skip?

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92 Comments

  • Kaytee
    Devoted September 2017 Alberta
    Kaytee ·
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    Haha, nope!

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  • A
    Curious August 2017 British Columbia
    Adria ·
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    Keeping Smiley smile
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  • Sara
    Devoted November 2017 Ontario
    Sara ·
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    We are skipping this one. I hate being picked up.

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  • Cassandra
    Devoted September 2017 Ontario
    Cassandra ·
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    Most likely skipping. But you never know. We're going to a hotel though, not our home.

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  • Joey
    WeddingWire Admin May 2015 Maryland
    Joey ·
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    We didn't do this at the time of our wedding since we were just staying at a hotel (and by that point in the night I was so tired I was literally weeping from exhaustion!) but when we bought our first house we made very sure he did carry me across the threshold the first time we entered Smiley love

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  • Shawna
    Curious October 2017 British Columbia
    Shawna ·
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    Skip I don't want him to pick me up
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  • Alicia
    Curious July 2020 British Columbia
    Alicia ·
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    Skip..not something i care to do

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  • Erin
    Master September 2017 Ontario
    Erin ·
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    Skip. It won't work for where we are staying.

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  • Kelsey
    Frequent user February 2018 Ontario
    Kelsey ·
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    Definitely do not see a need for this.

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  • Laura
    Frequent user August 2018 Ontario
    Laura ·
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    Do people still do that??
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  • Amanda
    Frequent user October 2017 Alberta
    Amanda ·
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    Skipping I am wayyyyy to heavy to carry
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  • Emma
    Curious June 2018 Ontario
    Emma ·
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    Keep! Cute and intimate
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  • Shannon
    Curious February 2018 British Columbia
    Shannon ·
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    Yes! Love this!
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  • Victorea
    Frequent user July 2018 Alberta
    Victorea ·
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    Maybe, sounds like a funny moment together. We've lived together for 4 years but we love fun goofy moments together like this
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  • Delillah
    Curious August 2018 British Columbia
    Delillah ·
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    This depends on when we get to move into our house haha
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  • Louise
    Devoted September 2017 Quebec
    Louise ·
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    Hell no! Skip this one. We've lived together for 2 1/2 years already.
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  • Chelsea
    Master August 2017 Ontario
    Chelsea ·
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    Skipping for sure. We have lived together for several years now, around 5.5 years, and so don't see the need for this one.

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  • Alexa
    Devoted July 2018 Alberta
    Alexa ·
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    We will keep this tradition as long as my FH is in good health( He has kidney stones and might need surgery close to our wedding).

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  • Kimberly
    Frequent user December 2023 British Columbia
    Kimberly ·
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    Good lord, no. Phil's back couldn't take it.

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  • Claudia
    Curious July 2019 Ontario
    Claudia ·
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    I want to keep this just for the fun of it but realistically we'll probably stumble into the room and knock out of pure exhaustion haha

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  • Shelby
    Frequent user October 2017 British Columbia
    Shelby ·
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    If he remembers.. keep hah
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  • Rekramer
    Expert November 2018 Ontario
    Rekramer ·
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    No. We have lived together for over 3 years, this is a weird tradition for us, especially because we're both clumsy and i can see this leading to concussion.

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  • Larissa Lauzon
    Frequent user August 2020 Nova Scotia
    Larissa Lauzon ·
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    The night of the wedding we'll likely be in a hotel for the night so I'm not sure if it would count for the tradition or not. I mean if he wants to I guess it's fine; I've never really been carried before lol
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  • Reona
    Frequent user March 2018 Ontario
    Reona ·
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    I'm indifferent. If he wants to that's fine but otherwise I think we'll both be too tired to care lol

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  • Dana
    Frequent user April 2018 Ontario
    Dana ·
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    Probably going to keep this one Smiley smile
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  • Faith
    Devoted October 2017 Ontario
    Faith ·
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    I'm a plus size bride so maybe he could lift me up for like 20 seconds 2 inches above the ground to make it across the doorway lol but that's about it haha. He's strong but not Superman haha. So skipping unless I can loose that much weight lol
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  • Sasha
    Super October 2017 Ontario
    Sasha ·
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    Probably skipping, my dress is massive we would probably trip and die lolll
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  • Sonja
    VIP September 2017 Ontario
    Sonja ·
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    For sure we'll be skipping this one. My fiance is 59 years old and I'm a plus size bride. I'd like to keep him around for a while.

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