Yes, I do! 5 curiosities about marriage.

“He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord.” Proverbs 18:22

The use of the veil was born in ancient Rome, when at that time it was believed that it would protect the bride and allow her to hide from the evil spirits that jealously haunt her happiness. According to folklore, a knife represents a broken relationship and it is believed that it will bring bad luck if it is delivered as a wedding gift. If you find a knife on your wedding list, give the person who gave it to you a coin. Therefore, it will be a purchase and not a gift.

“A good wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.” Proverbs 31:10

Picking up the bride and crossing the threshold is a custom that began in Medieval Europe, a time when many believed that a bride could be attacked by evil spirits through the soles of her feet. To avoid this possibility, the groom lifted the woman into her new home. The ringing of the bells is a tradition in Irish weddings, where they sound to ward off evil spirits and to ensure a harmonious family life. Some Irish brides even carry small bells in their bouquets as a reminder of their sacred vows.

“But because of the temptation to immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.” 1 Corinthians 7:2

About the bride crying at her own wedding: The bride is supposed to have good luck if she cries during her wedding. The reason behind this is that, if she does, then the bride will have shed all her tears and will no longer have to cry during their marriage. In some cultures, rain on a wedding day symbolizes fertility and purification. The first wedding ring was found in Egypt, approximately in the year 2800 B.C.

“Then the Lord God said, 'It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.' ” Genesis 2:18

The world famous wedding march was composed by Felix Mendelssohn and is part of his work Dream of a Summer Night that was written in 1826. It was Queen Victoria who made it popular by choosing it for her own wedding. The bride is given by her father because in the past, the daughters considered themselves to be the property of their father, so it was he who was responsible for transferring this "property" to the new owner: the groom.

“Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.” Colossians 3:18-19

In Siberia there is a belief that if you do not marry, you will commit a sin so serious that your soul will stay on earth to scare the living. In some Eastern cultures it was believed that eyebrows were an essential tool for seduction. For this reason, on the wedding day the bride's eyebrows were completely shaved so that she could not attract any man.

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