Wednesday Wedding Facts
Welcome to Wednesday Wedding Facts, a fun and informative blog which explains some of the myths and legends behind the traditions we associate with current day weddings.
Some of the traditions date back to the Pagans, Ancient Greeks and the Romans. Some of the more usual events at todays weddings are a lot more modern though, originating from the wedding of Queen Victoria to Prince Albert on February 10th, 1840.
These facts are generally updated on a Wednesday (hence the title….clever eh?), and some of them take a lot of research to establish the facts behind the stories.
Why do we exchange rings during the wedding ceremony, why are they round, and why do they go on the 3rd finger of the left hand?read more
In days of old, your bridesmaids (all 12 of them!) weren’t there to re-apply your lipstick and hold your mobile phone….their purpose was much more sinister!read more
Almost all brides carry a bouquet of flowers on their big day. But WHY do they do it? Find out just a couple of possible explanations hereread more
For this week’s Wednesday Wedding Fact, we focus on the Best Man. Do you know where the term originates? Read on….read more
For today’s “Wednesday wedding fact”, we’ll look at Lord Hardwicke’s marriage act which set the ground rules for much of the law surrounding marriages todayread more
Why does the groom traditionally stand to the right of his bride during the marriage ceremony? It’s a bit more obvious than you’d think…read more