There are various wedding traditions that are still followed. For instance, the tradition of wearing a wedding ring is quite a popular and considered to be a sacred one.
Many people believe that the circular shape of the wedding ring is a symbol of eternity. Just as love is never ending, the circle denotes that that marriages last till eternity. It is believed that the vein in the third finger of the left hand runs to the heart. Hence, people wear the wedding ring on that finger.
Another tradition is wearing white gown for the wedding. This practice was started by Queen Victoria. White symbolizes joy and purity. The veil is said to be worn to protect the bride from evil spirits on her wedding day. It also depicts modesty. The flowers that the bride carries is said to serve the same purpose. They attract positive vibes.
The runner is used in the aisle to symbolize a path. White runners are used to symbolize a clean path to the joy. These are just a few traditions that have been there from time immemorial. Nobody questions them. Another key tradition is giving gifts. Your gift symbolizes how happy you are for them. It shows that you wish them a good life from your heart.