Ok so as my planning gets ever more exciting, I have nearly decided on a colour scheme, I find myself learning more and more about traditions and facts I never knew about weddings, so I thought i’d share with you my top 10 facts I didn’t know.
Fact 1. Engagement and wedding rings are worn on the fourth finger on the left hand because it was once thought that the vein in that finger led directly to the heart. The vein of love or Vena Amoris. I have to say I think this is my favourite fact of my list..so it’s all down hill from here…just kidding.
Fact 2. The groom carries the bride across the threshold to bravely protect her from evil spirits lurking below. I have noticed that their a lot of traditions warning off evil spirits, it’s all rather fascinating really, when you learn the next couple of facts which are from different cultures.
Tony Curtis carries new bride Janet Leigh over the threshold, 4 June 1951. Source.
Fact 3. According to Hindu tradition rain on your wedding day is good luck.
Fact 4. In Holland a pine tree is planted outside the newly-weds home as a symbol of fertility and luck.
Fact 5. In Korea, brides wear bright hues of red and yellow to take their vows.
Fact 6. In Denmark, brides and grooms traditionally cross-dressed to confuse evil spirits. Although I haven’t managed to find any pictures of it. So maybe this is an old tradition…I am not sure.
Fact 7. The something blue in a bridal ensemble symbolizes purity, fidelity and love.
How lovely is this idea for something blue and something new! From Etsy Shop Arte Di Amore.
Fact 8. Saturday is the most unluckiest day to get married. Wednesday is the best. Tuesday is good for health and Monday for wealth… But yet Saturday is the most popular day to get married…
Fact 9. It is believed that if the younger of two sisters marries first, the older sister must dance at the wedding barefoot or risk never landing a husband. Thank fully Abby (my younger sister) has a while before she thinks about getting married.
Fact 10. I have an emerald engagement ring so I was looking at the meanings of different stones, bar finding out that they scratch easily (great I know), they symbolise true love, loyalty and devotion. They are also believed to give you a hint if your partner is unfaithful by changing colour.
So there you have possibly a few things you didn’t know about weddings. Next week you get to see how I asked my Bridesmaid and Maid of honours to be a part of our special day.
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