Tag Archives: Bride

Hotel Monaco, Philadelphia Now Offering Wedding QuickQuotes

Spring is in the air and the Hotel Monaco, Philadelphia is blooming with new ideas! Their wedding page is now providing a Wedding QuickQuote any time: day or night. All a future bride or groom has to do is pick-and-click from a … Continue reading

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Eyebrows in the Orient

From Wedding Ceremonies: Ethnic Symbols, Costume, and Rituals: because eyebrows are considered intensely alluring in the Orient, historically the bride’s eyebrows were shaved entirely, rendering her powerless to attract a man.1 1. Random Facts

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American Slave Wedding & Tradition

According to Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette, a wedding between two American slaves could not include the words “until death do us part” because plantation masters had the power to part husband and wives. Because slaves were not allowed to have … Continue reading

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Bali Wedding Symbolism

From Wedding Ceremonies: Ethnic Symbols, Costume, and Rituals: In Bali, a bride holds a cloth in front of the groom, who strikes it through with a dagger, in a display of obvious symbolism.1 1. Random Facts

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Marital Dominance: The German & Grecian Way

According to A Bride’s Book of Wedding Traditions, several countries, including Germany and Greece, the bride attempts to cover her new husband’s foot while dancing in order to establish dominance.1 1. Random Facts

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Wedding Superstition

According to Something Old, Something New: What You Didn’t Know about Wedding Ceremonies, Celebrations, and Customs, the superstition that the bridegroom must not see his bride before the wedding stems from the days when marriages were arranged and the groom might … Continue reading

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Muslim & Greek Tradition

In many Muslim countries and parts of Greece, the groom is expected to show the virginal blood on the sheets the morning after the wedding. The couple’s family is waiting outside to ensure the bride was a virgin and the … Continue reading

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Egyptian Wedding Tradition

In Egypt, women will pinch the bride to bring good luck to those who pinched her.1 1. Random Facts

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Wedding Mock Battles

All over the world, there is a long tradition of mock battles to keep the groom away from the bride on their wedding day. For example, in Thailand, a groom often will find the entrance of the bride’s house roped … Continue reading

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Chim-Chim-Cheree!

In Great Britain, it was considered good luck for the bride to kiss a chimney sweep on her wedding day. He supposedly had special powers, and when he cleaned the chimney, he also swept away evil spirits.1 1. Random Facts

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