Wedding Facts

Wedding Facts

I recently read that Saturday is the unluckiest day of the week to get married. I was really surprised by this for two reasons, namely Saturday is the most popular day of the week to get married and it was a Saturday that we got married on and 15 years later we are still happy.

Accordingly to English folklore, Wednesday is considered the "best day" to marry. It got me wondering about all the other facts about weddings. Here are some of the more fascinating ones.

A Malaysian man holds the record for being the best man at over 1000 weddings - think of all those presents that he had to buy!

About 70% of all brides wear the traditional diamond ring on their fourth finger.

The largest wedding was in Jerusalem in 1993 where 30,000 people attended.

The largest wedding banquet was in India in 1995 with over 150,000 guests being watered and fed. My word, think of that bill!

According to Hindu tradition, rain on your wedding day is actually lucky.

Queen Victoria started the white wedding dress tradition in 1840. Before then, brides wore their best dress to get married in.

Since 1959 it has been legal to marry a dead person in France, provided you can prove the wedding was already planned.

The most expensive pet wedding was between two American dogs costing a staggering $270,000.

The largest wedding dress train was 1.86 MILES long.

The largest wedding cake weighed in at 15,032 lbs and was made by chefs in Connecticut. 

The larges wedding bouquet had more than 1500 flowers and weighed more than 200 lbs. It was held by a Canadian lady in 2003 on her big day. She must have been a very strong woman to hold that.

Did you have any amazing facts on your Big Day that can beat any of these? I'm actually delighted to say that we, thankfully, did not!