10 Interesting Facts About Wedding

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Love is universal, but tying the knot is different everywhere. Here are some interesting facts about wedding around the world.


1
In the United States, there is no law or religious dictate that says the bride must take the groom’s last name. However, approximately 70% of Americans agree that a bride should change her last name

2
The Penan nomads who live on the island Borneo maintain that women do not have a soul until their wedding day.

3
Because white is the color of mourning in Eastern cultures, white wedding dresses are uncommon.

4
Las Vegas is the top wedding destination with over 100,000 weddings a year, followed by Hawaii at 25,000 weddings a year.

5
In some African ceremonies, it was a sentiment of well wishing to greet the new bride with the words: “May you bear 12 children with him."

6
To ensure fertility, the Irish would take a hen that was about to lay an egg and tie it to the wedding bed.

7
In India, it is considered a form of protection and luck to be symbolically married to a tree.

8
In Europe during the Middle Ages, the lord of the manor had a legal right to spend the first night with any non-noble bride on his land.

9
In Siberia, it is believed that it is a sin to remain single.

10
In Tibet, polyandry, or a woman with more than one husband, is not uncommon. For example, a herdsman will share his wife with his brothers and half-brothers.