Does anyone know why the bride and groom are supposed to be separate the night before the wedding? I get that it's "tradition", makes things more exciting, it's bad luck otherwise, etc. However, I'm wondering if there's any historical significance to it besides the fact that you're not "supposed" to consummate until after the ceremony.
I've searched for information on this topic, but am coming up with nothing. I admit our long engagement has afforded me enough time to research every. single. aspect. of wedding tradition, and it's become useful in deciding what's right for us. For example, no garter toss, no veil, etc...