Have you ever wondered why the meal following your wedding ceremony is known as a ‘wedding breakfast’?, Even if it takes place at 5pm?, me too! For a while now, I haven’t been able to understand where this term originated from. So in true Vixlovesweddings style, I decided i’d delve a bit deeper and find out where this comes from.
After some sustained research, *cough*, via Google searches ha, I have discovered that the meal that follows your wedding ceremony is known as a wedding breakfast as the name comes from past practices.
Previously wedding ceremonies were traditionally held after mass, which meant that the whole wedding party would fast before mass, so when they came to eat, albeit later on in the day, this was the bride and grooms first meal and thus was called the wedding breakfast, as the first meal of the day.
So there you have it, another yesteryear tradition that we still maintain to this day.