Wedding Facts & Trivia
In Sudan in 2006 a man caught having sex with his neighbours goat was forced to marry it and pay a dowry to its former owner.
A fuming Scottish bride decked her hubby when he sat on her knee and left and skidmark on her pristine wedding dress. Like a true Scotman Angus McClure didn't wear anything under his kilt when he married Sarah Grant in Greenock, Scotland.
But things went slightly awry and her right hook sparked mayhem between the two well refreshed clans. Police were called and in total 7 arrests were made. Angus and Sarah kissed and made up, no doubt he'll be getting a pair of boxer shorts this Christmas.
Are you worried about how much your bride-to-be is already planning on spending on your big day? It could be worse. The most expensive marriage recorded was that of Sheik Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum's son to Princess Salama in Dubai in May 1981. Not wanting to be outdone by a certain Charles and Diana who wed that year the Dubai wedding cost over $37 million and included a purpose-built stadium.
1 in 8 couples marrying in America met on the internet via social network or dating sites.
In Korea after the wedding ceremony, friends of the groom take off his socks, tie a rope around the ankles, and start beating the soles of his feet with dried yellow corvina. Yellow corvina is kind of fish! It is done so to make the groom stronger before the first wedding night.
It is bad luck for a bride, as well as anyone attending the wedding, to wear green at an Irish wedding. It’s also bad luck for a bride or the groom to sing at their own wedding. Sadly that doesn’t stop the tone deaf uncle from giving everyone his heartfelt, glass shattering version of Danny Boy.
The French have an interesting after-wedding tradition known as Chiverie. During this traditional prank, friends and family of the newly married couple gather in the evening and clang pots and pans, ring bells, and blow horns to create coitus interuptus. Upon hearing the noise, the newlyweds are to come out, still wearing their wedding attire, and provide their tormenters food and drink. The “Shivaree” or “Charivari” custom persisted in rural and backwoods areas of the American South into the 20th century. Incidentally a noisy entrance of clowns is called a “Chivarie”. Coincidence?
A groom Vlad Chordilovich, 24 who forced his wife to take a lie detector test has been dumped after his bride Nikita Bayanova caught him having sex with a bridesmaid at their wedding in Russia.
In Germany friends of bride and groom kidnap the bride and the groom has to find her. The search starts in a local pub. The groom pays a drink to everyone who wants to join him in his search.
Beware of the bubbly! Statistically more people are killed around the world each year by champagne corks than poisonous spiders.
In ancient Egypt Egyptian men preferred not to deflower their brides personally. Instead the hired a servant to undertake the chore.
The marriage of Wills & Kate was the highest viewed TV event in history. Its estimated a staggering 2 billion people around the world tuned in to watch William Windsor, the future King of England marry Kate Middleton at London’s Westminster Abbey and then kiss her twice on the balcony (and no that isn’t a euphemism).
A wedding was halted after the groom turned out to be a woman then resumed after the bride’s ex-boyfriend stepped in to marry her in Java Indonesia.
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