Wedding Cars - some facts from history - Did you know that
The custom of tying old shoes to a newly married couple’s car to
announce their happy news goes far back in history to a time when cars
were not yet invented and probably not even thought about.
During these early times, the bride’s father gave all her old shoes
to her new husband. This was a symbol that the father was no longer
responsible for her, and that now, the husband was.
Some early husbands are said to have hit their brides over the head
with these shoes to make them understand who was now “boss.” Today’s
husbands wouldn’t dare!
Honking the horn on wedding cars goes back to the custom of blowing
horns and ringing bells at weddings to drive away evil spirits!
At 1st Wedding Cars Sheffield, we don't tie old shoes to our beautiful baby bentley, we tie chiffon or sation ribbons and bows !