Wedding ceremony, the union of two souls has undergone many variations over the ages. In this infographic, you can find about the history of wedding ceremonies and the exchange of lavish gifts.
Wedding bands were first recorded to be used in 2,800 BCE.
Exchange of dowry dates back to 3,000 BCE.
Holy Quran mandates islamic men to provide dowry in 7th century CE.
Queen Victoria started the tradition of wearing white gowns for weddings in 1840 CE.
In 1908, a chain set embedded with 95-carat diamond, 34-carat emerald, 32 grain pearl worth $144,000 was given as a gift by a mining tycoon to his daughter.
On an average 7,000 marriages take place each day in the US.
The bride stands to groom’s left because in olden days, the right hand had to be free so that the groom could fight other suitors.
The couple after their wedding used to consume honey wine for a complete moon cycle and this is how the term “honeymoon” was coined.