Monday, July 16, 2018

And They Lived Ever After...

Do you have a wedding to go to this summer? Here are some things you may not have heard about wedding traditions....


  • In Italy, they used to break bread over the bride's head as a way to wish her good luck...or.. something.. In time people realized wedding cake not broken over anyone's head was a much better option...


  • The original meaning of the word "bride" was 'cook.' See how that would go over now.


  • In ancient times, if the groom didn't show up for the wedding, his best man would then marry the bride. Win-win???


  • The veil of the bride was thought to protect her from evil spirits. It's not known if that would include her new in-laws.




  • There are about 100,000 weddings in Las Vegas every year and about 25,000 in Hawaii.


  • The bride originally stood to the left of the groom so he could ward off other suitors with his right hand. And what of left-handed grooms???
White socks? Really?


  • The most expensive wedding dress costs $12.2 Million. it has 150 carats worth of diamonds sewn onto it. It hasn't been sold yet...  You could totally wear it after the wedding to a cocktail party or to Target...


  • Queen Victoria's cake weighed 300 pounds. That's a lot of cake.



  • And you'd have to have plenty of cake to feed 30,000 people, which is the number that showed up for a wedding in Jerusalem in 1993.