There seems to be very few who actually understand or even have a small idea of the rituals that take place at a wedding so I thought it would be fun to do a little Bridal Trivia.
What does Bridal mean?
The term “Bridal” came from the brew the bride and groom would drink, and was referred to as "bryd ealu" or "bride's ale," which evolved into "bridal".
What does Wedding mean?
“Wedding” literally meant the purchase of a bride for breeding purposes.
The word wedding comes from the root meaning to gamble or wager. The Anglo-Saxon word "wedd" meant that the groom would vow to marry the woman, but it also meant the money or barter that the groom paid the bride's father. This is believed why it is still customary for the father-of-the-bride to “give away” his daughter.
“Tie the Knot"
To “Tie the Knot”, came from the Roman times when the bride wore a girdle that was tied into knots which the groom had the fun of untying.
You may Kiss the Bride…
The kiss that seals the wedding is much more than a sign of affection. It has long been a token of bonding and the exchange of spirits as each partner sends a part of their self into the new spouse's soul, there to abide ever after.