Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Its Your Day

Its Your Day

November 16, 2013 at 3:16pm

Did You Know?

Why does the Bride stand on the Groom's Left? The early Anglo Saxon groom
had to defend his bride from would-be kidnappers, she stood to his left, leaving his
sword-arm free. The "best" warrior in the tribe stood by the groom and was
responsible for helping defend the bride, thus the placement for the modern day
best man.

Why do we have a ‘best man’? The original duty of a "Best Man" was to serve as
armed backup for the groom in case he had to resort to kidnapping his intended bride
away from disapproving parents. The "best" part of that title refers to his skill with a
sword, should the need arise.

Why wear a veil? Originally worn to prevent a young man from seeing his bride
until after the ceremony – most useful in times of arranged marriages so that the groom
could not flee at the altar!

{...don't know who wrote this, but this is great stuff...!}