Moroccan women take a milk bath to purify themselves before their wedding ceremony. In Holland, a pine tree is planted outside the newlyweds' home as a symbol of fertility and luck.15.
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.16.
The most recent headlines have been provoked by the case of the divorcing millionaire businessman, Scot Young, whose soon-to-be ex-wife is accusing him of feigning mental illness as an excuse for not being able to disclose his current financial position.
"This husband ought to hear the clanging of prison gates," threatens Mrs Young's lawyer.
If the poor man really is ill, this seems a particularly brutal response on the part of a wife who has allegedly received the sort of sum most people can only dream of in the period since the couple separated.
But then the English marriage has always been mercenary.
One thing I’ve been particularly interested in is, given all these pressures, how do two cultures mesh themselves together to create an event that both parties, both families and both pairs of mothers are equally pleased with? I mean, you may have been planning your wedding in your head your entire life, but you may not have accounted for the fact that you were going to fall in love with an American, of all people. Let’s pick out the best traditions of both to create the perfect blend. On the one side, too much extravagance will cause a British person to turn up their nose in disgust, and on the other, if it feels too stiff to an American, no one will have a good time. Where to hold the wedding You can’t have a wedding without a place, and that’s typically the first decision to be made. American venues, as in most things American, the bigger the better.
While details are scarce, Will's office confirmed that the Prince's party took place in late March (about a month before the wedding).Budget-blowing expense on the actual wedding itself is a relatively new phenomenon.Princess Michael of Kent, mother of recent groom Lord Frederick Windsor, may have dismissed £40,000 as a risible amount to spend on the nuptials, while the latest celebrity extravaganza, the Ben Caring-Elle Perfect wedding, brought the Bolshoi from Russia to perform part of Swan Lake and had guests consuming Beluga caviar on individual plates of ice.Hey, brides, tuck a sugar cube into your glove—according to Greek culture, the sugar will sweeten your union.2. In English tradition, Wednesday is considered the "best day" to marry, although Monday is for wealth and Tuesday is for health.4.The English believe a spider found in a wedding dress means good luck. The groom carries the bride across the threshold to bravely protect her from evil spirits lurking below.5. The Royal Marriages Act of 1772 requires all royal descendants to seek the sovereign's approval for marriage.