Traditions de-mystified. When it comes to weddings, there are a bewildering number of traditions and superstitions that people may ask if you’re upholding. However, the reason behind some of these may have been lost in the mists of time. Why shouldn’t you gift a bride knives? What’s the point of being carried over the threshold? Well, I love this sort of stuff, so I have put together the most common ones for you to decide whether they fit in with your wedding ethos.