An old Scottish custom that I love. "The Groom gave a dagger or dirk, symbolizing his pledge to defend their home. The Bride gave a Bible, symbolizing her pledge to defend their home. I would get a dagger!
Having empty chairs across from the bride and groom is a Scandinavian tradition. Guests are invited to come and chat with the bride and groom. This way the newlyweds can actually sit and enjoy the meal, and the guests can say hello.
On Top of a Mountain: Etsy Weddings "We set out to create a simple, stripped down and intimate wedding full of meaning and nostalgia, one that would be aesthetically pleasing but allow the focus to be on our love for each other.
Instead of clinking glasses, the bride and groom requested couples come up and introduce themselves and kiss each other. Then the bride and groom had to re-create that same kiss. Cutest idea ever. I HATE THE CLINKING GLASSES!
Celtic Scottish wedding had roots in pagan rituals. Tying the knot, when the bride and groom ripping their wedding plaids (clan tartans) and tying the two strips together as a symbol of the unity of the two families.