Most of us are familiar with typical wedding traditions and beliefs, but there are only a few of us who actually knows how these traditions started. One custom is the carrying of the bouquet during the wedding. Brides have always held beautiful flowers on their big day for as long as we can remember, and thus, it's quite a rare occasion when someone would actually ask why these women needs to do it in the first place. Couldn't the wedding go on without these flower bouquets? Sure it can, but here's the real reason why this "flower carrying" thing came to be.
The story goes way back to the 1600's. Most brides today would agree that the need for flowers rises from its aesthetic appeal, but back during the days, the only reason women had to carry these things was out of necessity.
As you can imagine, brides visualize their wedding day to be that of a fantasy. During ancient times, what can potentially keep them from having their dream wedding was bad odor.
Things weren't like how it is today. People didn't bathe themselves everyday just like we are quite fond of doing now. Instead, women would usually bathe on the month of May and get married by the next month. Just to be safe, brides prefer to carry flowers with them as they walk down the aisle to ward off any bad odor.