Did you know?
The white dress
Historically, brides used to wear the best clothes they had, and they could be any colour – even black. It wasn’t until Queen Victoria married Prince Albert in an ivory-white gown in 1840 that white became a fashionable wedding dress colour. What colour are you having?
The wedding rings
The custom of wedding rings goes back to Old Egypt, where their circular shape was considered to symbolise eternity. Ancient Egyptians wore wedding rings on the left finger of the left hand. That’s where they believed the ‘vena amoris’ (the vein of love) began, leading all the way to the heart. Today, rings can be gold, silver and platinum or even with diamonds entwined.
This wedding custom has its roots in ancient Rome. Throwing grains of wheat or oats at newlyweds was thought to bring them fertility and wealth. These days, many people prefer confetti, because it’s available in many colours and doesn’t hurt when its thrown at you. Or you could blow bubbles.