You may now kiss the bride…rings in my ears every couple of weeks…but what exactly is the meaning behind the phrase?
The wedding kiss symbolizes more than just an endearment. In Roman times, a legal body or contract was always sealed with a kiss. Therefore, when newlyweds kiss, it represents an agreement to enter into a life long contract with each other. Some believe the wedding kiss symbolizes an exchange of one’s soul with another, when the bride and groom kiss their souls mingle together.
I think it’s cute…some brides are super shy about kissing in front of friends or family – then of course you have those that are not 🙂 Either way if it means it is a seal for a contract, you should take it seriously.
Not just because it is a contract, but because you are supposed to be marrying someone for the rest of your life…