Ten Interesting Wedding facts

  1. Queen Victoria was the first royal to have a white wedding dress in 1840, which started the trend for white wedding dresses.
  2. The wedding ring is worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because it was believed that this finger had a vein that led directly to the heart.
  3. The term “tying the knot” originated from the ancient practice of handfasting, where the couple’s hands were literally tied together during the ceremony.
  4. The tradition of throwing rice at the couple originated as a symbol of fertility and prosperity, as rice was a valuable and plentiful food source.
  5. In some European cultures, it was tradition for the bride and groom to drink a mixture of wine and honey on their wedding day to promote fertility and happiness in their marriage.
  6. In medieval times, the bride’s father would give the groom a cow or other valuable animal as payment for marrying his daughter. This practice evolved into the tradition of the bride’s family paying for the wedding.
  7. In the Middle Ages, it was common for couples to get married in June because it was believed that the month was named after the goddess Juno, who was the goddess of marriage and fertility.
  8. In ancient Rome, the groom would give the bride a gold ring as a symbol of his commitment and ability to support her financially. The bride would then give the groom a ring made of iron, as a symbol of her strength and commitment to their marriage.
  9. In some African cultures, it is tradition for the groom to present the bride with a knife on their wedding day, symbolizing his willingness to protect and provide for her.
  10. In some Asian cultures, it is traditional for the couple to exchange oranges during the ceremony, as a symbol of their future fertility and abundance.



wedding couple at destination wedding ceremony. Mountains and sea view in Montenegro. Picturesque wedding location.