Have you ever sat down and thought to yourself ….”Why do we wear our engagement and wedding bands on on left hand?” or “What is the purpose of Something Blue, Something Old, etc?”… Well, we did some searching! Check out some of the interesting facts we found!
1.) One of history’s earliest engagement rings was given to Princess Mary, daughter of Henry VIII. She was only 2 years old at the time!!
2.) In English tradition, ‘Wednesday’ is considered to the BEST DAY to marry! However, ‘Monday’ is for wealth and ‘Tuesday’ is for health… Decisions, decisions….
3.) The Groom carries the Bride across the threshold to bravely protect her from evil spirits lurking below!
4.) According to Hindu tradition, rain on your wedding day is actually GOOD LUCK!
5.) Believe it or not, according to English folklore, ‘Saturday’ is the unluckiest day for a wedding! Funny; it’s actually the most popular day of the week to marry!
6.) Engagement and wedding rings are worn on the 4th finger of the left hand because it was once thought that the vein in that finger led directly to the heart… <3
7.) 17 tons of gold are made into wedding rings each year in the United Stated! That’s A LOT of gold!
8.) Brides carry or wear ‘Something Old’ on their wedding day to symbolize continuity with the past.
9.) The ‘Something Blue’ in a bridal ensemble symbolizes purity, fidelity and love!
10.) Honeymoons weren’t always so luxurious! Ancient Norse bridal couples went into hiding after the wedding and a family member would bring them a cup of honey wine for 30 days (or one moon), which is how the term ‘HONEYMOON’ originated!