- Queen Victoria started the Western world’s white wedding dress trend in 1840 — before then, brides simply wore their best dress.
- 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 traditional month to marry was June because in medieval England May was when people took their yearly bath!
- The bride’s bouquet was originally carried to disguise the fact the bride hadn’t had a bath for a month.
- The groom always stands to the right of the bride, just in case he needed to draw his sword with his right hand and protecting his bride with his left.
- Carrying the bride over the threshold; the ‘threshold’ kept the straw covering the house floor in the room. If the bride were to trip on the threshold on her first entry to her new home, it was considered bad luck, so it was much safer to carry her after the wedding.
- The groom would normally choose his buttonhole flower to match that of his bride. This stems from ancient Knights wearing the colour of their Lady to show their love.