- Back in the 1500's people bathed in May. They had their weddings in June because they were still smelling fresh. The brides carried a bouquet of flowers just in case the groom was starting to stink again.
- The term "best man" came from Scotland. Men used to kidnap their brides and the friend who did the best job with the abduction was termed the best man.
- The term "honeymoon" comes from Babylon. The father of the bride used to give the groom a steady supply of mead to drink for a month after the wedding. Mead is made from honey. The Babylonians followed a lunar calendar. Thus the term.
- The ring finger was originally used because people believed there was a vein that ran directly from that finger to the heart.
- The bridal shower originated in Denmark. A girl fell in love with a poor miller, and her family did not approve so they did not provide a dowry. The girl's friends showered her with gifts so that she did not need a dowry.
If you're going to a wedding this season, have fun and share your knowledge with the crowd. Maybe wait until everyone has had a few drinks, though!