We thought we would come up with a few fun facts about weddings to help brighten up your day after all the bad and sad news we have had in the world recently.
So here goes………
Fun Fact #1. In English tradition, getting married on a Monday is for wealth, Tuesday for health and apparently Wednesday is the ‘best day of all’. So dont feel that you have to book your wedding on a Saturday….weekday weddings are usually cheaper too!!
Fun Fact #2. The word bride originally meant “cook”……we dont think so do we ladies!!
Fun Fact #3. At Egyptian weddings brides are pinched by female guests as a gesture of good luck. How mean!!
Fun Fact #4. The most expensive wedding dress ever worn cost an outrageous 12.2 million dollars, the equivalent to almost 8.2 million British pounds. Designed by Martin Katz and Renee Strauss this most costly of gowns was embellished with 150 carats of diamonds!! Wow, bet you needed sunglasses on to look at that beaut!!
Fun Fact #5. The world’s largest wedding cake weighed 6.818 tonnes (15,032 lb) and was made by chefs at the Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA and displayed at their New England bridal showcase on 8 February 2004. That would take some eating!
Fun Fact #6. The Most Expensive Engagement Ring in the World is the Blue Diamond Ring by Bulgari which was sold in April 2013 for $9.49 million. Engagement rings have been a marketing product since the late 1900s and same as Valentine’s Day it’s one of those things that caught on and people embraced it.
Fun Fact #7. The saying ‘three times a bridesmaid never a bride’ dates way back to the 16th century where it was believed that if a young woman had been a bridesmaid 3 times and had not caught the eye of a suitor, she would never marry. The curse is said to be broken after a woman is a bridesmaid seven times. There is hope for all you singletons yet!
Fun Fact #8. As many as 3,500 couples from all over the world tied the knot at a mass wedding in South Korea organised by the controversial Unification Church a year after its founder died. Row upon row of couples, dressed in white dresses and tuxedos, met at the Cheongshim Peace World Centre in Gapyeong, about 37 miles northeast of Seoul, the capital of South Korea, for their big day. A further 24,000 followers, who have been dubbed ‘Moonies’ after the church’s founder Sun Myung Moon, were also married in other countries via video link.
Fun Fact #9. It has been said that if the groom doesn’t turn up to the wedding, it is the best man’s responsibility to take over and marry the bride. That could be a bit weird if he’s married or your brother…
Fun Fact #10. In India it is considered lucky and a symbol of protection to be married to of all things…….a tree. Thats one way to branch out!!!
There you are then…..a few fun and interesting facts about weddings which we hope will bring a little sunshine into your life.
Have a great day
Lots of Love
Liz & Julie xxxxx