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Some curious wedding facts from around the world
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The largest wedding attendance was a Jewish wedding in Jerusalem in 1993 where 30,000 people attended.
The most expensive wedding was the one held in a purpose-built stadium in Dubai for a Shiek's son. The wedding cost over £22 million.
The longest wedding dress train was found in Germany, it measured over 515 feet.
Tuck a sugar cube into your glove -- according to Greek culture, the sugar will sweeten your union.
Rain on your wedding day is actually considered good luck, according to Hindu tradition!
For good luck, Egyptian women pinch the bride on her wedding day. Ouch!
Peas are thrown at Czech newlyweds instead of rice.
A Swedish bride puts a silver coin from her father and a gold coin from her mother in each shoe to ensure that she'll never do without.
A Finnish bride traditionally went door-to-door collecting gifts in a pillowcase, accompanied by an older married man who represented long marriage.
Moroccan women take a milk bath to purify themselves before their wedding ceremony.
In Holland, a pine tree can be planted outside the newlyweds' home as a symbol of fertility and luck.
Engagement and wedding rings are worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because it was once thought that a vein in that finger led directly to the heart.
Diamonds set in gold or silver became popular as betrothal rings among wealthy Venetians toward the end of the fifteenth century.
Snake rings dotted with ruby eyes were popular wedding bands in Victorian England - the coils winding into a circle symbolized eternity.
Queen Victoria started the Western world's white wedding dress trend in 1840 - before then, brides simply wore their best dress.
In Japan, white was always the color of choice for bridal ensembles -long before Queen Victoria popularized it in the Western world.
In Asia, wearing robes with embroidered cranes symbolizes fidelity for the length of a marriage.
In Korea, brides don bright hues of red and yellow to take their vows.
Ancient Greeks and Romans thought the veil protected the bride from evil spirits. Brides have worn veils ever since.
The "something blue" in a bridal ensemble symbolizes purity, fidelity, and love.
The tradition of a wedding cake comes from ancient Rome, where revelers broke a loaf of bread over a bride's head for fertility's sake.
The custom of tiered cakes emerged from a game where the bride and groom attempted to kiss over an ever-higher cake without knocking it over.
Queen Victoria's wedding cake weighed a whopping 300 pounds.
Stag parties were first held by ancient Spartan soldiers, who kissed their bachelor days goodbye with a raucous party.