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In English tradition, Wednesday is considered the "best

day" to marry, although Monday is for wealth and Tuesday

is for health. Saturday is considered the unluckiest

wedding day!




A Swedish bride puts a silver coin from her father and a

gold coin from her mother in each shoe to ensure that she'll

never do without. Moroccan women take a milk bath to purify

themselves before their wedding ceremony. For good luck,

Egyptian women pinch the bride on her wedding day.




Diamonds set in gold or silver became popular as betrothal

rings among wealthy Venetians toward the end of the

fifteenth century. Seventeen tons of gold are made into

wedding rings each year in the United States!


Queen Victoria started the Western world's white wedding

dress trend in 1840 -- before then, brides simply wore their

best dress.




The tradition of a wedding cake comes from ancient Rome,

where revelers broke a loaf of bread over a bride's head

for fertility's sake.




In many cultures around the world -- including Celtic, Hindu

and Egyptian weddings -- the hands of a bride and groom are

literally tied together to demonstrate the couple's commit-

ment to each other and their new bond as a married couple

(giving us the popular phrase "tying the knot").

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