All About Weddings

Overview

From the engagement to the honeymoon, the act of getting married is surrounded with tradition and superstition. In All About Weddings, the ultimate question-and-answer book on matrimony, light is shed on the mysteries behind the rituals and rites of marriage; the past, present, and future of the enduring ceremony are explored worldwide; and the meaning of everything from boutonniere and confetti to woo and wet bargain is explained. Along the way you’ll also discover:

  • What is the origin of the word "wedding"
  • Why does the bride throw her bouquet?
  • What is a shivaree?
  • Why are cakes served at weddings?
  • Where did the expression "tie the knot" come from?
  • Why does a bride have bridesmaids?
  • How did the custom of a dowry originate?
  • How did "stag parties" originate?
  • What is the highest-grossing wedding movie of all time?

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