Ellen Bell

All About Weddings

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?
56 printed pages
Original publication



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