June Is The Month For Weddings…And Other Odd Facts

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As June gets under way, chances are you’ll be receiving a few wedding invitations in the mail (or already have) or might even be participating in a ceremony or two.

June is definitely the nadir of weddings.

Why is that?

A few urban legends include the idea that it was one of the times people bathed so, hey, a good time to get married! Another is a little bit opposite–couples marry in June so the profuse June flowers used in bouquets help hide the smell of their unwashed bodies. Whoa.

Can I digress and give a shout out to indoor plumbing?

But cleanliness (or the lack thereof) is just a few of the facts and fancies of wedding lore. Here are a few more from The Knot:

* Hey, brides, tuck a sugar cube into your glove — according to Greek culture, the sugar will sweeten your union.

* The bride stands to the groom’s left during a Christian ceremony, because in bygone days the groom needed his right hand free to fight off other suitors.

* The English believe a spider found in a wedding dress means good luck. Yikes!

* Seventeen tons of gold are made into wedding rings each year in the United States!

* 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.

* 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.

* And possibly the REAL reason June is a popular matrimonial month: The Roman goddess Juno rules over marriage, the hearth, and childbirth, hence the popularity of June weddings.

Regardless of all the traditions and oddities of weddings, they are still fun to attend (I always cry) and watch in movies, and read about–because no matter our experiences in life, we all want to believe in the happily ever after.

ImageTo get your wedding fix this June, check out the soon-to-be-released boxed set by your very own Authors of Main Street. Eleven stories to fill your heart with romance’s siren song, available the 9th.

So save the date, get your hands on something borrowed and something blue, and go head over heels for WEDDINGS ON MAIN STREET.

 

 

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About bellastreet

Living so close to Nashville has provoked Bella to take up fiddle lessons. Until her tunes no longer sound like amorous alley cats, she writes romance with a touch of weird. Visit her at www.bellastreetwrites.blogspot.com
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5 Responses to June Is The Month For Weddings…And Other Odd Facts

  1. stephaniequeen says:

    Bella, thank you for the fun facts about June weddings (and eew about the bathing issues!).
    I had my wedding invite last month with my nephew getting married, and now that I’m in that special wedding-induced romantic mood, I’m looking forward to the boxed set filled with 11 novellas about brides and weddings!

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  2. susanrhughes says:

    I love weddings, but I haven’t been to one in years. Someone needs to get married!

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  3. leighmorgan1 says:

    Thanks for the History & Lore, Bella. It’s all fascinating and just the thing to spur excitement of the wedding season. All of these novellas are going to be touching reads, some sweet, some spicy, all tiered with love & commitment. I’m pleased to be included in this talented group. Bring on the 9th!

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  4. E. Ayers says:

    Weddings hold so much hope and reflect the love that is epitomized in romance. I think that’s what made these stories so much fun to write. We got to showcase that love.

    And since I know so much about the brides and their dresses, I can’t wait to read the stories that go with them!
    🙂

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  5. Joan Reeves says:

    Bella, I really enjoyed your post. I love weddings too. Our 4 kids are finally married, and their weddings–and all their friends’ weddings–were so much fun.

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