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 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
Ever wondered where the tradition of throwing confetti over the bride and groom originated? It’s a very old tradition indeed….read more hereread more
Ladies….did you realise that until about 300 years ago you were ALWAYS the property of a man? Giving away the bride meant transferring ownership…read more
Everybody loves cake – it’s one of the facts of life. However, have you ever stopped to wonder just why we have a cake at weddings?read more
Did you know that the bouquet toss was a way to stop guests tearing shreds from the bride’s dress for good luck?read more
The First Dance…..just the mere mention of it sends shudders down the spine of many of the couples I meet with before their wedding day! But why do we do it?read more