Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wedding Trivia

I thought do a fun post today about wedding trivia. There are definitely some interesting ones! Enjoy!!

Longest Engagement
Octavio Guillen and Adriana Martinez were engaged for 67 years

Oldest Brides
The oldest recorded bride was Minnie Munro, married at 102 years of age. Minnie, from Australia, wed a “spring chicken” of 82.

Britain's oldest recorded bride was just one day off her 100th birthday when marrying a man nearly 20 years younger.

Longest marriage on record
Sir Temulji Nariman and his wife Lady Nariman were married for a grand total of 86 years. They were both were aged just five when they got married.

Most number of vows taken
Richard and Carole Roble, a pair of New Yorkers, have taken their vows 55 times. To add variety they have had ceremonies in different locations, including all 50 states.

Largest Mass Wedding
In Seoul in 1992, 21,000 couples from the Moonie cult all got married on the same day. The event was also 'attended' by another 9,800 couples who took their vows via a satellite link.

Largest Wedding Attendance
30,000 attended a Jewish wedding in Jerusalem in 1993.

Longest Wedding Dress Train
The longest train for a Wedding dress was found in Germany. It measured 515 feet.

Married the most times
Glynn Scotty Wolfe, a former Baptist minister, has taken 28 brides - and divorced 27 of them.

The English believe a spider found in a wedding dress means good luck. Yikes!

In English tradition, Wednesday is considered the "best day" to marry, although Monday is for wealth and Tuesday is for health.

In Holland, a pine tree is planted outside the newlyweds' home as a symbol of fertility and luck.

Engagement and wedding rings are worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because it was once thought that a vein in that finger led directly to the heart.

About 70% of all brides sport the traditional diamond on the fourth finger of their left hand.

In the symbolic language of jewels, a sapphire in a wedding ring means marital happiness.

A pearl engagement ring is said to be bad luck because its shape echoes that of a tear.

Seventeen tons of gold are made into wedding rings each year in the United States!

Most expensive wedding ever? The marriage of Sheik Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum's son to Princess Salama in Dubai in May 1981. The price tag? $44 million.

The tradition of a wedding cake comes from ancient Rome, where revelers broke a loaf of bread over a bride's head for fertility's sake.

The custom of tiered cakes emerged from a game where the bride and groom attempted to kiss over an ever-higher cake without knocking it over.

In many cultures around the world -- including Celtic, Hindu and Egyptian weddings -- the hands of a bride and groom are literally tied together to demonstrate the couple's commitment to each other and their new bond as a married couple (giving us the popular phrase "tying the knot").

The bride stands to the groom's left during a Christian ceremony, because in bygone days the groom needed his right hand free to fight off other suitors.

On average, 7,000 couples marry each day in the United States.

Colorado Wedding Planner

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