10 Interesting Facts About Wedding


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

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

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

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

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

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."

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

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

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.

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

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.