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4 Interesting Wedding Facts
 
4 wedding facts We've heard enough of songs and peoms on marriage and seen movies based on weddings, but how much do we really know about wedded bliss? We list down 4 interesting facts about marriage...

  1. The Ring Finger
    Wedding and engagement rings have always been worn on the fourth finger of the left hand. Do you know why? The Romans believed a vein in this particular finger, called "vena amoris" (a.k.a. the "vein of love"), leads directly to the heart. 
     
  2. Wedding Dresses
    Think of Christian wedding dresses and the only colour that comes to your mind is white, right? But wedding dresses weren't always white. In fact, they were traditionally red, blue, purple or even black, with gold and silver stitching. It wasn't until 1840, when Queen Victoria wed Prince Albert in a white bridal gown, that the 'chaste' colour became the status quo.
     
  3. Ring Around the Finger
    While giving a ring to your partner is a practice that dates back to Roman times, the first recorded occurrence of a diamond engagement ring was in 1477, when the Archduke Maximilian of Austria gave one to his fiancée, Mary of Burgundy. 
     
  4. Girl Power 
    Most modern marriage proposals are from men, but women actually do a small share of the asking, too. And Scotland should be thanked for starting the trend centuries ago: In 1228, it was the first European country where women earned the right to propose marriage, a law which then spread throughout Europe.
     
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