Wedding Tradition Explained: "Tying the knot?"

You all know that “Getting married” = “Tying the Knot,” but do you know where this expression originates?


In many cultures including Hindu, Egyptian and Celtic, the hand of a bride and groom are tied together as a symbol of their new bond and commitment to the marriage. This is the origin of the expression “Tying then knot”.

Are you incorporating this expression into your wedding? I’m loving these Save The Dates with the little Mini Moo cards and bakery string.

To read more about the origins of tying the knot and other interesting wedding traditions click here.

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9 Responses

  1. I want to say too that some Orthodox religions will actually tie the brides and grooms hands together with a scarf to symbolize the new bond.

  2. I want to say too that some Orthodox religions will actually tie the brides and grooms hands together with a scarf to symbolize the new bond.

  3. I want to say too that some Orthodox religions will actually tie the brides and grooms hands together with a scarf to symbolize the new bond.

  4. My friends incorporated a Celtic knot tying into their ceremony and I thought it was a great idea. I love those Save the Dates – very cute.

  5. My friends incorporated a Celtic knot tying into their ceremony and I thought it was a great idea. I love those Save the Dates – very cute.

  6. My friends incorporated a Celtic knot tying into their ceremony and I thought it was a great idea. I love those Save the Dates – very cute.

  7. That’s pretty neat. I didn’t know that. Thanks!

  8. That’s pretty neat. I didn’t know that. Thanks!

  9. That’s pretty neat. I didn’t know that. Thanks!

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