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Randomly Interesting Wedding Trivia

Do you want to sound really smart about nothing?  We have found some very interesting trivia regarding weddings, wedding traditions, statistics and customs that will not make or break anything you do in life but it is fun to read and interesting to learn.

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  • Are You Average?
    In 2000, the average age for a bride was 24 years and for the groom is was 28.
  • Bridal Party
    Most brides have four bridesmaids, including the maid of honor. Sixty-two percent have a flower girl and fifty-six percent have a ring bearer.
  • Engagement Rings
    Seventy-four of brides get a diamond engagement ring. Of those, 60% are included in the selection process, while three percent actually pick the ring

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  • Formal or Casual
    Eighty percent of brides have a formal weddings.
  • In Memoriam
    Years ago, brides placed their bouquets at cemetery grave sites, in remembrance of family members who were no longer alive.

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  • Longest Wedding Dress Train
    The longest train for a wedding dress was made in Germany and measured 515 feet.
  • Longest Engagement
    The longest engagement on record was between Octavio Guillen and Adriana Martinez. They were engaged for 67 years.
  • Why The Rreception Dinner?
    During the Roman Empire, couples were not considered to be legally married until they had shared a meal. It’s possible that this custom lead to what today is the wedding reception.
  • The Guy Must Be Broke
    Glynn Scotty Wolfe, a former Baptist minister, has taken 28 brides and divorced 27 of them.
  • Most Vows
    Richard and Carole Roble, a pair of New Yorkers, have taken their vows 55 times, all in different locations and at least once in each of the fifty states.
  • How Many In The US?
    The number of marriages in the United States has averaged between 2.25 and 2.4 million every year for the past 20 years.

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  • Pearly Whites
    An old German superstition suggested that pearls signified tears for the bride.
  • Don’t Drink and Bride
    In Pennsylvania, ministers are forbidden by law from performing marriages if either the bride or groom is drunk.
  • Largest Mass Wedding
    In Seoul in 1992, 21,000 couples, followers of the Reverend Moon, got married on the same day. An additional nine thousand eight hundred other couples were married via satellite link-up.
  • Ring A-Ling
    About 70% of all brides wear the traditional diamond ring on the fourth finger of their left hand.
  • Ummm, That’s Just Gross
    Ancient Romans studied the inner organs of a pig to determine the best day to marry.
  • Something Old
    Brides wear “something old” on their wedding day to symbolize continuity with the past.

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Sources – HudsenValleyWeddings.com, TheKnot.com, WeddingChannel.com, WeddingWire.com

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