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Throwing Coins At Weddings

February 19, 2012 8 comments

Although no coins were thrown at my daughter’s 21st century southern wedding such a custom is known in the south, albeit mostly in Victorian times.The poor must have appreciated that.

It was a popular custom in Scotland and designed to bring luck and prosperity to the married couple. As for North Eastern weddings I can recall the chucking of coins outside Saint Luke’s and the laughter and scramble that took place as a result.

Hopefully others will know more and share their knowledge.

WB

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