Top ten facts about weddings
TOMORROW will be the sixth anniversary of the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. So let’s have some facts for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to celebrate.
- White wedding dresses were popularised by Queen Victoria. Before her marriage in 1840, brides generally just wore their best dress.
There were 247,372 marriages between opposite sex couples in the UK in 2014.
- In 1940, there were 470,549 weddings in the UK, the highest figure ever.
In Ancient Greece, Hymen or Hymenaeus was God of Weddings. Hera was the Wedding Goddess.
The average age at marriage is 39.5 years for men and 36.9 years for women. For first marriages, it is 32 for men and 30 for women.
- The largest wedding reception was in India in 1995 with a banquet for more than 150,000 guests.
More than half of all weddings in the UK take place on a Saturday. Tuesday is least popular.
August is the most popular month for weddings, slightly ahead of July.
- White wedding dresses for pregnant brides made their first appearance at a bridal fair fashion show in Harrogate in 1995.
The wedding of Henry VII in 1486 saw the first recorded use of fireworks in Britain.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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