The Fascinating Stories Behind These 12 Wedding Traditions

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Holding wedding ceremonies

In the past, getting married used to be seen more like a looser affair. In various cultures, it was all about asking for the consent of both parties, usually accompanied by a witness. However, in the Middle Ages, English couples showed their consent by saying “yes” to an object given to them by their beloved.

The object was known as a “Wed” and was oftentimes a ring. The ceremony of joining two people in the sacred marriage then ended up with the name “wedding”, which is a word we’re still using now. The Catholic church signed marriage into religious law in the 16th century. Up to this day, lots of

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