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the bride wears red. She is the only one at the celebration
to wear this color.
At the close of a Jewish
wedding, the wine glass that the couples
drink from during the wedding ceremony is wrapped in a cloth
napkin and stamped on and broken by the groom. Nobody else
will ever drink from their special glass.
In many Muslim
marriages, the bride is not always present
when the marriage contract is made. In the presence of two
witnesses she gives her dad power of attorney to act on
her behalf and he takes care of all the details of the contract.
the bride wears a loose, long white wedding gown called
a holoku. Instead of a veil she wears a garland of flowers
on her head.
Long ago, in Scotland
if a spider crossed the bride's path on the way to church
it was considered good luck.
the night before the wedding it used to be tradition for
hand lanterns to be lit to brighten the path from the groom's
home to the bride's house. Then the groom's dad would carry
a chest filled with gifts especially for the bride's family
from his house to theirs.