Customs and Traditions

Bell ringer- "The Bride is Coming"

I went to a wedding last week, and they had a young girl run down the aisle with a bell shouting, "The Bride is Coming".  I had not seen this before, and a lady sitting behind us told her companion that it came from a popular movie and that she had read something that this is not an old tradition, but a new one that the movie writer claims to have made up.  

Does anyone know the origins of this tradition?

Re: Bell ringer- "The Bride is Coming"

  • itzMSitzMS
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    hacked said:
    I went to a wedding last week, and they had a young girl run down the aisle with a bell shouting, "The Bride is Coming".  I had not seen this before, and a lady sitting behind us told her companion that it came from a popular movie and that she had read something that this is not an old tradition, but a new one that the movie writer claims to have made up.  

    Does anyone know the origins of this tradition?

    I don't know the origins, but I personally really dislike it.

    I would think it stems from the (really old) tradition of the Town Crier.

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  • I seriously thought someone on four weddings made it up...
     
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  • AddieCakeAddieCake Beyond the Wall
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    To me, stuff like that is just another made up role to "include" people. Yawn. 




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  • Jen4948Jen4948 Houston
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    This is a really stupid and unnecessary "tradition."  Nobody needs to find a "cute" role for kids in wedding ceremonies.  This girl could have just been a flower girl.
    NYCMercedes
  • hacked said:
    I went to a wedding last week, and they had a young girl run down the aisle with a bell shouting, "The Bride is Coming".  I had not seen this before, and a lady sitting behind us told her companion that it came from a popular movie and that she had read something that this is not an old tradition, but a new one that the movie writer claims to have made up.  

    Does anyone know the origins of this tradition?
    Given that the history of people ringing bells is that lepers had to ring bells to let people know the unclean were approaching, I cannot imagine why ANYONE would want to resurrect this tradition for their wedding. 
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    I'm gonna go with 'not my circus, not my monkeys.'
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  • Yeah I think this is almost certainly just something someone made up pretty recently. Hardly a "tradition."
  • That sounds noisy and obnoxious.
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