Elvis Themed Weddings are shaking up the traditional ways of matrimony; yet, they are so very VEGAS, Traditional!
When in Vegas you must do as the Las Vegans do and that is to create the special memories you can share with your family and friends.
Las Vegas is the top wedding destination with over 100,000 weddings a year, followed by Hawaii at 25,000 weddings a year.
Seventeen tons of gold are made into wedding rings each year in the United States – try something else!!!!
Ancient Greeks and Romans said that the veil protected the bride from evil spirits. Brides have worn veils ever since.
Brides have “something old” on their wedding day to symbolize continuity with the past.
The “something blue” in a bridal ensemble symbolizes purity, fidelity, and love.
For good luck, Egyptian women pinch the bride on her wedding day. This is not nice, Egypt!
Middle Eastern brides paint henna on their hands and feet to protect themselves from the evil eye. That’s right, shield up friends!
Moroccan women take a milk bath to purify themselves before their wedding ceremony. So silky and milky, fresh!
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 – aww dang that’s deep!
In the symbolic language of jewels, a sapphire in a wedding ring means marital happiness. Somehow we missed this memo! “Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend!”
Most expensive wedding ever? The marriage of Sheik Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum’s son to Princess Salama in Dubai in May 1981. The price tag? $44 million – pocket change, duh!
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. So incredibly interesting, most of us will never eat cake again!
Queen Victoria’s wedding cake weighed a whopping 300 pounds.
In many cultures around the world — including Celtic, Hindu and Egyptian weddings — the hands of a bride and groom are literally tied together to demonstrate the couple’s commitment to each other and their new bond as a married couple (giving us the popular phrase “tying the knot”). So incredibly fitting for the city of Sin!
Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve are the two busiest “marriage” days in Las Vegas — elopement central! Truest of words here folks!
Men who kiss their wives in the morning are said to live five years longer than those who don’t. Words of the wise!
In many cultures, the groom historically often kidnapped the bride, and the groom’s friends would help him, leading to the modern-day groomsmen. At the alter, the groom always stood on the bride’s right side so his right hand —or his sword hand—would be free to fight/defend a jealous rival. What happened to chivalry people?!!!
Guests in ancient times would tear off part of the bride’s gown as tokens of good luck, leading to the tradition of the bride throwing both her garter and her bouquet. Umm excuse me, this dress was 12 million dollars…
Greek brides believed that tucking a lump of sugar into the wedding gown would bring sweetness throughout married life. Pour some sugar on us… but why the gown? Hmmm
More than 40% of couples now plan their weddings together, and three out of four grooms help select items for their wedding gift registries. Stellar sauce – keep it up all you fine couples. After all, it is about you two!
Because eyebrows are considered intensely alluring in the Orient, historically the bride’s eyebrows were shaved entirely, rendering her powerless to attract a man. We are in the land of eyebrow expertise being in the Entertainment Capital of the World – there was no way we were leaving this one out!