How Much Do You Know About Wedding Traditions?


To sweeten your marriage, what should you tuck in your glove?

According to Greek tradition, tucking a sugar cube in your glove will sweeten your marriage. Don't tuck cake in your glove!

Is rain on your wedding day good or bad?

If it rains on your wedding then it's good luck! This is according to Hindu tradition.

On what hand do you wear your wedding ring?

You wear your wedding ring on the fourth finger of your left hand. It was once thought there was a vein in that finger that connected to your heart.

Where did the diamond wedding ring first become popular?

Venetian women started the trend of setting a diamond into a silver or gold ring. This happened at the end of the 15th century.

Traditionally, bridesmaids' dresses are selected by whom?

Traditionally bridesmaids dresses are selected by the bride. Often they match, and usually they're of the same color.

Who started the white wedding dress trend?

Queen Victoria started the white wedding dress trend in 1840. Before that, ladies just wore their best dress.

Where do they wear colorful wedding dresses?

In Korea, it's popular to wear color on your wedding day! Red and yellow are the most popular hues.

What percentage of brides change their last name in America?

Approximately 70% of brides in America change their last name. There is no law which states that they have to.

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something _________.

This famous wedding phrase is meant to instill the marriage with good luck and optimism. The bride should wear something blue!

What is the top wedding destination in America?

Vegas is where it's at! There are 100,000 weddings each year. Hawaii is the second favorite destination.

What are bouquets for?

The purpose of the bouquet is to ward off evil! Many different kinds of flowers are used.

When did wedding cakes originate?

The Romans were the first to have wedding cakes. In Roman times, it symbolized good luck and fertility.

Is it bad luck to have a spider in your dress?

The English actually believe that it is good luck to have a spider in your dress! That's pretty darn scary.

What is the most popular day of the week to marry?

Saturday is the most popular day to get married. English folklore actually says that it's the least lucky day to be married.

Middle Eastern brides paint themselves with what?

Middle Eastern brides paint themselves with henna. They do this in order to protect them from the evil eye.

What percentage of brides wear a traditional diamond wedding ring?

70% of brides wear a traditional wedding ring. This is a diamond set in either gold or silver.

Which engagement ring is bad luck?

A pearl engagement ring is considered to be bad luck. This is because it's shaped like a tear.

Which color represents marital harmony?

Aquamarine is said to represent marital harmony. It's a great color to incorporate in your ceremony!

Veils originally protected brides from what?

The Greeks and Romans believed that veils protected the bride from evil spirits. Women have worn veils ever since.

Grace Kelly's wedding dress was famous for what?

Grace Kelly's dress is famous for its lace. The lace was actually 125 years old.

What is the most popular month for weddings?

June is the most popular month for weddings. August is the second most popular month.

Is a double wedding good luck?

A double wedding is actually bad luck because it's too much happiness for the evil spirits to miss.

It's good luck to throw ____ at a wedding.

It's traditionally good luck to throw rice at a wedding. It symbolizes wealth, fruitfulness, and prosperity. It's a false rumor that raw rice is bad for birds.

Who banned wedding rings?

Puritans actually banned wedding rings. They thought that they were frivolous and gaudy.

The groom carries the bride across what?

A groom is supposed to carry the bride across the threshold. This was another way of protecting her from evil spirits.

What is the sapphire a symbol of?

The sapphire is a symbol of marital happiness when it is set into a wedding ring. The more sapphires, the merrier!

In Britain, it's good luck to kiss who?

In Britain, it's good luck to kiss a chimney sweep on your wedding day. Chimney sweeps are supposed to have special powers.

Most women have how many wedding colors?

It's common for women to have 2 wedding colors. These colors will be part of the design scheme for the ceremony and reception.

Who composed the "Bridal Chorus"?

The "Bridal Chorus" is the most popular processional music. The famous piece of music was composed by Wagner.

When are cocktails served at a wedding?

Traditionally, cocktails are served after the ceremony and before the reception. This is to keep everyone on their best behavior during the ceremony.

Traditionally, what happens if the groom doesn't show up to the wedding?

Traditionally, the best man is supposed to step in and marry the bride if the groom doesn't show up! That could be awkward.

What side of the groom does the bride stand on?

Traditionally, the bride stands to the left of the groom. This is so the groom can access his sword in case of an ambush.

What kind of shoes are lucky?

It's lucky for a bride to wear old shoes. It's time to go to the thrift store!

It's bad luck for the groom to _____ the ring.

It's considered to be bad luck if the groom drops the ring during the ceremony. In fact, it is considered to be a doomed marriage.

It's good luck to see ______ on your wedding day.

It's actually good luck to see a black cat on your wedding day. But it's still bad luck to walk under a ladder.

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Weddings are as much about tradition as they are about true love! If you're on your way to the altar, be sure that you know these remarkable wedding traditions before you walk down the aisle!

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