Wedding Trivia

Some Fun Facts to Consider While Planning Your Wedding

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

Number of U.S. Weddings -The number of marriages in the U.S. has averaged 2.25 – 2.4 million every year for the past 20 years.

Oldest Bridal Tradition – The veil dates back to ancient Rome, when it was flame-yellow, always worn over the face, and called a flammeum.

Something Blue – In the rhyme ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’, “blue” is symbolic of the blood of royalty, since both the bride and the groom were once considered to be “royal” on their wedding day.

Strange But True – In Pennsylvania, ministers are forbidden from performing marriages when either the bride or groom is drunk.

The Kiss – The kiss that is given by the bride to the groom at the end of the wedding ceremony originates from the earliest times when the couple would actually make love for the first time under the eyes of half the village!

The Wedding Party – The most frequent number of bridesmaids is 4 (including the maid of honor). 62% of weddings have a flower girl, while 56% have a ring bearer.

Wearing a Wedding Ring – The reason that the engagement ring and wedding band is worn on the fourth finger of the left hand is because the ancient Egyptians thought that the “vein of love’ ran from this finger directly to the heart.

Wearing White – Queen Victoria made white the bridal color of choice when she wore it to wed Prince Albert in 1840.

Only 4% of men ask for the parents’ approval for their bride’s hand in marriage.

20% of men propose on one knee.  6% of men propose to their girlfriends over the phone.

60% of women are involved in picking out their engagement ring, while 3% actually pick it themselves.

8% of all internet users are engaged to be married.

The average wedding costs $29,858 with 186 guests.

The average second wedding costs $12,000, but the couples spend nearly double the first time couples on their honeymoons.

74% of all brides receive a diamond engagement ring.  80% of brides plan formal weddings.