TYING THE KNOT
Cakes, bouquets and bridesmaids—the wedding season is here again. Test your knowledge of the age-old traditions and latest trends in our quiz.
Cakes, bouquets and bridesmaids—
who doesn’t love a wedding?
Test your knowledge of the age-old traditions and latest trends in our quiz
on the “happiest day in your life.”
Tradition demands that the bride should stand to the left of the groom during the wedding ceremony. Why? a) So that the bride is closer to
her beloved’s heart b) Because the left side symbolizes weakness in the Christian tradition c) Because in ancient times the groom had to keep his right arm free so he could defend his wife-to-be
Fancy having a wedding even if you haven’t (yet) found the man of your dreams? In which country can you find a travel agency that organizes solo weddings for single women – with your wedding dress and photos included? a) Denmark b) Brazil c) Japan
No wedding would be complete without lots of sweets. In France and Italy, it is traditional for the guests to receive five sugared almonds, usually in an elaborate little sachet or box. What five wishes for the newlyweds do the almonds symbolize? a) Fertility, happiness, wealth,
health and a long life b) Love, fidelity, travel, wealth
and health c) Wealth, joy, feasts, health and
The negafa plays an important
in North African weddings. Who does this term refer to? a) Twelve men who act as the
official witnesses b) The male members of the bride and groom’s families, who negotiate the dowry c) The wedding planner, who makes sure the ceremony runs smoothly
It was the wedding dress to end all wedding dresses. With around 90 meters of white satin and 1,500 rhinestones and pearls, it was so heavy that its designer told the bride to eat a large meal before the wedding to make sure she had enough strength to carry its weight. Who got married in this Christian Dior creation? a) Angelina Jolie b) Lady Di c) Melania Knauss
Which four things do brides traditionally wear on their wedding day in many English-speaking countries? a) Something small, something old, something broken, something borrowed b) Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue c) Something stolen, something old, something of their grandmother’s and something yellow
In 1994, millions of moviegoers fell in love with the film Four Weddings and a Funeral. Who played the male lead alongside Andie MacDowell in this romantic comedy? a) Brad Pitt b) Matt Damon c) Hugh Grant
At almost ten by seven meters,
Veronese’s The Wedding at Cana is one of the largest oil on canvases ever painted. It contains several unusual details, but which one is particularly surprising? a) The bride and groom are seated at one end of the table rather than in the middle. b) The groom is seated between
two brides. c) The bride has fallen asleep
during the feast.
What do brides in Tibet throw
the sky after making their marriage vows? a) A dove b) Yoghurt c) A multicoloured ribbon 10.
What is the name of the wedding canopy that the marriage ceremony takes place under at Jewish weddings? a) Chuppah b) Niddah c) Mikveh
Some marriages only
a couple of weeks, while others last a lifetime. In 2014, a couple in Canada celebrated a potential record with their 80th wedding anniversary. What name is given to this anniversary? a) Oak anniversary b) Wool anniversary c) Maple anniversary