15 Random Wedding Facts
If you’re planning a wedding peruse our collection of interesting wedding facts that highlight the origins of what we today consider common wedding traditions. This includes some pretty unique wedding ideas and superstitions!
- According to Hindu tradition rain on your wedding day is actually considered good luck
- The bride will traditionally stand to the left of the groom, the reason for this dates back to when the groom needed his right hand free in order to defend his bride and fight off any other suitors.
- Traditionally brides and grooms from Denmark would cross dress to confuse evil spirits.
- The engagement ring is said to be worn on the fourth finger on the left hand because it was thought that there was a vein in this particular finger that directly linked to the heart. Cue a resounding ‘aww’
- In Ancient times guests would tear off parts of the brides dress as it was believed to be a token of good luck.
- While in Egypt, women will pinch brides on their wedding day for good luck.
- Bridesmaids traditionally dressed just like the bride in order to confuse evil spirits who wished to harm the bride.
- The seven year itch is a term that suggests married couples will see a decline in the happiness they feel in their relationship after 7 years of marriage.
- Tying cans to the back of a newlyweds transportation originated because it was thought the noise produced would scare away evil spirits. Items which created noise would then be tied to the back of the couple’s carriage.
- Flower petals were traditionally thrown by flowers girls to lead the bride to a sweet and plentiful future.
- Before the invention of the printing press town criers were used to announce weddings as opposed to the wedding invitations we now send out to all our guests.
- World Marriage Day falls on the second Sunday of February.
- While Saturday is the most popular and most expensive day to marry according to English folklore it is the unluckiest day of the week to tie the knot.
- In ancient Sparta brides had their hair cropped or shaved off on their wedding night.
- While brides now carry a bountiful bouquet of flowers down the aisle, in the past brides would actually carry garlic and herbs.