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All About Weddings Ellen Bell

All About Weddings

Ellen Bell

Published July 28th 2008
ISBN : 9781550028850
96 pages
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 About the Book 

From the engagement to the honeymoon, the act of getting married is surrounded with tradition and superstition. In All About Weddings, the ultimate question-and-answer book on matrimony, light is shed on the mysteries behind the rituals and rites of marriage- the past, present, and future of the enduring ceremony are explored worldwide- and the meaning of everything from boutonniere and confetti to woo and wet bargain is explained. Along the way youll also discover:What is the origin of the word wedding Why does the bride throw her bouquet? What is a shivaree? Why are cakes served at weddings? Where did the expression tie the knot come from? Why does a bride have bridesmaids? How did the custom of a dowry originate? How did stag parties originate? What is the highest-grossing wedding movie of all time?