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100

This represents the bride's past, this symbolizes the couple's happy future. The bride is supposed to get her _______from someone who is happily married in the hope that some of that person's good fortune rubs off on her. _____denotes fidelity and love.

What is something old, something new, something borrowed something blue?

100

This 35th president married in 1953

WHo is JFK?

100

Finding an eight-legged creature on your gorgeous gown might seem like a big-day nightmare,

What is a spider?

100

These flowers grow on a bush with thorns.

What are roses?

100

When Queen Victoria opted to crown her wedding cake with mini sculptures of herself and Prince Albert in 1840, the bride-and-groom this was born

What is a cake topper?

200

This custom traces its roots back to Rome. Fearing evil spirits were jealous of her happiness, the bride would wear this to disguise herself

What is a veil?

200

This last pharaoh married a Roman emperor

Who is Anthony and Cleoplatra?

200

Placing this on the bride in Greece is considered good luck

What is a sugar cube?

200

These are grown in Holland

What are tulips?

200

Back in the Dark Ages, this was considered a hot item. It's said that family and friends would wait outside the nuptial bedchamber until they were shown evidence—sheets, stockings, a _____—that the marriage had been consummated

What is a garter?

300

In some cultures, this on your wedding day symbolizes fertility and cleansing. This couple's wedding was interrupted by a torrential downpour, and nine months to the day of the wedding, their daughter was born.

What is rain?

300

Famous baseball player married a famous actress

Who is Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe?

300

These are traditionally chimed at Irish weddings to keep evil spirits away and to ensure a harmonious family life.

What are bells?

300

These are an accent flower used in a bouquet or flower arrangement.

What are baby's breaths?

300

This superstition dates back to the time of arranged marriages, when people believed that if the couple ________ before the ceremony, it would give them a chance to change their minds about the wedding.

What is seeing each other before the wedding?

400

According to folklore, this signifies a broken relationship and is bad luck to give as a wedding present. If these are on your registry, just give the gift giver a penny. That way, it's considered a purchase.

What are knives?

400

This famous actress married a prince

Who is Grace Kelly and Prince Rainer?

400

In Italy, many newlyweds smash this at their wedding, and they put a lot of muscle into it, too!

What is glass?

400

These is tradition for the bride to carry down the aisle.

What is a bouquet?

400

The wedding tradition of tyingthese to the bumper of the wedding car comes from the French custom of throwing a “charivari” for the couple. The “charivari” was essentially a celebration that took place on a night before the wedding. Neighbors would walk down the streets and bang their pots and pans to make as much noise as possible throughout the village in order to scare away evil spirits

What is tying cans to the bumper?

500

This superstition began in medieval Europe, when many believed that a bride was extra vulnerable to evil spirits through the soles of her feet.

What is carrying the bride over the threshold?

500

This couple married in 1981 in a famous royal wedding

Who is Princess Di and Prince Charles?

500

It is supposed to be good luck for the bride to _____ on her wedding day because it symbolizes that she has shed all her tears and will not have any to shed during her marriage.

What is cry?

500

These were used as a correspondence between the bride and the groom to be able to speak without using words.

What are flowers?

500

Since these represent fertility, Ancient Romans would these and break them over the bride’s head. Soon it became customary to stack these one on top of the another, as tall as they could go. The bride and groom were challenged to kiss over the tower without knocking it over. If successful, they’d enjoy a lifetime of good fortune as a couple.

What is a wedding cake?
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