1. Before 1840, brides simply wore their best dress to get married in. Queen Victoria's wedding gown began the Western world's trend of brides wearing white.
2. This wasn't a new trend for Japan. Their brides traditionally wore white already. Then they often would change to a colored dress, usually red, at some point during the festivities.
3. Brides in Asia are known to wear a robe with cranes embroidered on it. These symbolize fidelity for the length of the marriage.
4. The tradition of wearing a veil with your bridal gown came about in ancient Greek and Roman times because they believed that it protected the bride from evil spirits.
5. The very first diamond engagement ring was commissioned by Archduke Maximillian of Austria in 1477 for Mary of Burgundy.
6. A sapphire in a wedding ring represents marital happiness.
7. An aquamarine ring is symbolic of marital harmony and said to ensure a long, happy marriage.
8. The reason that the "ring finger" on your left hand was chosen to place your engagement and wedding rings on is because it was once believed that the vein in that particular finger led directly to your heart.
9. In Sweden, a bride places a silver coin from her father and a gold coin from her mother in each shoe. This is said to ensure that she will never do without.
10. If you choose to wear gloves as part of your wedding attire, take a tip from Greek culture and tuck a sugar cube into it. This will sweeten your union.
11. Beware if you are wishing for good luck on your wedding day from an Egyptian woman. They pinch the bride to give her good luck!
12. The wedding cake tradition stems from ancient Romans breaking a loaf of bread over the bride's head for fertility. Hopefully your groom knows you well enough to know if it's okay to "smash" the cake at you, or wisely skip doing that.
13. The word "honeymoon" originated from an ancient Norse tradition. Couples would go into hiding after the wedding and a member of their family would bring them a cup of honey wine for 30 days (or one moon.)
14. The two busiest days for wedding ceremonies in Las Vegas are the upcoming Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve.
Lots of engagements are inspired this time of year due to Valentine's Day. If you are one of the lucky ladies that find yourself the recipient of this incredible gift, you will want to give Angelus Bridal & Formals a call soon to make your shopping appointment. We will help you find the best wedding dress in South Florida to accentuate your beauty and style.
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