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Rich Bride Poor Bride – Fun Facts

The longest ever recorded marriage was Sit Temulji Nairman and his wife Lady Nariman of India, who were married at the age of five. The marriage lasted for 86 years.

The practice of giving or exchanging engagement rings began in 1477 when Roman Emperor, Maximilian I, gave Mary of Burgandy a diamond ring as an engagement present.

According to English folklore, Saturday, the most popular American choice, is the unluckiest day to marry!

A wedding ring is worn on the third finger because it was once believed that a vein of blood ran directly from the third finger on the left hand to the heart. The vein was called vena amori, or the vein of love.

The wedding cake has always played an important part in the wedding. Ancient Romans broke a cake over the bride’s head to symbolize fertility or abundance.

Traditionally, brides did not wear white wedding gowns. Through the 18th century, most brides just wore their Sunday best to their wedding.

Bridal showers were meant to strengthen the ties between the bride and her friends, provide her moral support, and help her prepare for her marriage. Gift giving at showers dates back from the 1890’s.