Monday, March 28, 2011

Wedding Traditions

I was looking on theknot.com and I came across a list of wedding traditions and trivia. I think these are funny


The English believe a spider found in a wedding dress means good luck. Yikes!

Saturday is the unluckiest wedding day, according to English folklore. Funny -- it's the most popular day of the week to marry!

Ancient Romans studied pig entrails to determine the luckiest time to marry

Peas are thrown at Czech newlyweds instead of rice.

Engagement and wedding rings are worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because it was once thought that a vein in that finger led directly to the heart.

In the symbolic language of jewels, a sapphire in a wedding ring means marital happiness.(My ring is a white saphire)

Most expensive wedding ever? The marriage of Sheik Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum's son to Princess Salama in Dubai in May 1981. The price tag? $44 million.

In Denmark, brides and grooms traditionally cross-dressed to confuse evil spirits!

Ancient Greeks and Romans thought the veil protected the bride from evil spirits. Brides have worn veils ever since

The tradition of a wedding cake comes from ancient Rome, where revelers broke a loaf of bread over a bride's head for fertility's sake.

The custom of tiered cakes emerged from a game where the bride and groom attempted to kiss over an ever-higher cake without knocking it over.

Queen Victoria's wedding cake weighed a whopping 300 pounds.

Legend says single women will dream of their future husbands if they sleep with a slice of groom's cake under their pillows.

On average, 7,000 couples marry each day in the United States.

Read more: Wedding Traditions & Superstitions: 50 Wedding Facts & Trivia - Wedding Planning - Wedding Customs - TheKnot.com http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/wedding-customs/articles/50-wedding-traditions-superstitions-facts-trivia.aspx#ixzz1HvGrwd8R

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