Wedding fun facts from around the world

Your wedding is supposed to be one of the most magical of your entire life and is up there with the birth of your children. It can seem like there is a never ending list of things to do including finding your perfect venue and choosing your catering options, the flowers and dresses as well as making sure you book a Bournemouth Wedding Photographer, our suggestion would be to take a look at Nick Rutter Photography

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There are many traditions and even superstitions that surround weddings, including that it is unlucky for the groom to see the bride in her wedding dress before she walks down the aisle, the need to have something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue is also prevalent in many weddings. There are also many traditions based on the country that you are getting married in and your ethnicity and country of origin.

Here are some fun wedding facts from around the world for you to take a look at:

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  • Las Vegas is the top wedding destination in world with around 100,000 weddings taking place each year. This is followed in second place by Hawaii with around 25,000 wedding each year. The two days of the year that are most popular for Las Vegas weddings are Valentines Day and New Year’s Eve
  • In Egypt it is thought to be good luck to pinch the bride on her wedding day. Although you don’t want to leave her bruised walking down the aisle!
  • In middle eastern countries the brides cover their hands and feet with elaborate, beautiful henna designs. These intricate works of art are thought to help protect the bride from the evil eye.
  • If you don’t already know the reason, we wear engagement and wedding rings on the four finger of the left hand is because it was thought that a vein that ran through this finger travelled directly to the heart.
  • In the United States alone it is thought that around 17 tonnes of gold are used each year to make wedding bands. When sapphires are including in a wedding ring it is thought to produce a happy marriage.
  • The tradition of a wedding cake is thought to have originated in Ancient Roman times when a loaf of bread would be broken over a bride’s head to help with fertility. As a quick fact Queen Victoria’s cake weighed a huge 300n pounds. Now that’s a lot of cake!

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