Wed­ding facts

The Glengarry News - Glengarry Supplement - - News -

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

Wed­ding rings are of­ten placed on the third fin­ger of the left hand be­cause an­cient Egyp­tians be­lieved the vein in that hand (which the Ro­mans called the “vein of love”) ran di­rectly to the heart.

The bride’s veil tra­di­tion­ally sym­bol­ized her youth and vir­gin­ity. Veils also hid the bride from jeal­ous spir­its or the Evil Eye. In the past, veils could be red, blue or yel­low (the color of Hy­menaios, the Greek god of mar­riage). The mod­ern white veil be­came pop­u­lar dur­ing the Vic­to­rian era as a sym­bol of pu­rity and mod­esty.

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