15 Aug 2016
What was the Custom of Collecting?
What was the Custom of Collecting? In Finland, the bride-to-be was considered “snobbish” if she did not go door-to-door to receive her gifts in a pillowcase. Accompanying her, an elderly married man, carrying an umbrella (for shelter), came along and was given a drink at each door. Today, an umbrella is used as a decoration symbolizing “protection”. This custom can be included very beautifully in your wedding by having your maids carry “parasols” to match your wedding colors.