Thursday, July 9, 2009

Did You Know - Fun Wedding Facts

  • The most expensive wedding ever was the marriage of Sheik Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum's son to Princess Salama in Dubai in May of 1981. It cost a staggering $44 million.
  • Some of the first Bachelor parties were seen in Sparta where ancient Spartan soldiers held Stag parties, who kissed their bachelor days goodbye with a raucous party.
  • Towards the end of the fifteenth century, diamonds set in gold or silver became popular as betrothal rings among wealthy Venetians.
  • A Finnish bride traditionally went door-to-door collecting gifts in a pillowcase, accompanied by an older married man who represented long marriage.
  • An ancient representation of what we refer to today as the unity candle took place in South Africa, where the parents of both bride and groom traditionally carried fire from their hearths to light a new fire in the newlyweds' hearth.
  • When she wed, Queen Victoria spared no expense on any detail, which included a cake that weighed an extraordinary 300 pounds.

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