Monday, September 10, 2012

Did You Know?! Part Two

Hi loves. Good news, we have made it to another week and it is a gorgeous day throw on a cardigan gorgeous! Fall, here we come!

As promised last is Part Two of Did You Know?!

Enjoy! As always, share your sweet thoughts and opinions with us...we can't wait to hear from you.

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-Next time you are asked to wear a heinously ugly bridesmaids dress, consider yourself a lifesaver. Back in the day (like way back in the day) the bridal party would dress just like the bride and groom so that any evil spirits who might want to attack would be confused as to who the happy couple was. So by rocking that taffeta monstrosity, you are saving one of your BFFs from evil!

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-During the Middle Ages, having an obnoxiously long train meant that you were close to the King and Queen. Pretty cool? Absolutely.

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-You certainly wouldn't want your wedding celebration to be crashed by trolls...which is why brides and bridesmaids in some areas of Sweden carry bouquets of stinky weeds! Apparently trolls dislike stink...which just seems odd because I envision them smelling.

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-Want to save some major cash on your wedding day? Blame tradition! According to English superstition, Wednesday is the luckiest day to tie the knot.

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-Alright, this is just totally nuts...each year in the United States, seventeen tons of gold are made into wedding bands. That is a whole lot of gold.

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-Umm...we need to take a page out of Egypt's book. Traditionally, family members would be in charge of cooking for the couple up to one week after their nuptials so the newlyweds could take full advantage of relaxation!

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-Apparently Queen Victoria's wedding cake weighed a whopping 300 pounds...that is my kind of party.

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-Feel like eloping in Vegas? Avoid Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve if you don't want to wait in long lines...apparently Cupid and Baby New Year inspire romance!

I hope that one day you will be able to drop some of these amazing bits of history into a conversation and impress everyone by showing how stinkin' smart you are! No need to thank me, you are welcome.

Until next time, xo.

P.S.- Just like Part One of  "Did You Know?!" all of these factoids come from just adore those wedding experts over there.

1 comment:

  1. seriously i think we need to adopt the egyptian traditions, what is this about us doing all the work so the guests can benefit from it all? they need to work for us to allow us to enjoy our wedding day