February 2011

For better or for worse

A French bride was arrested at her wedding reception in 1995 for stabbing her new husband with the knife they had just used to cut the wedding cake.

The term “best man” dates back to the times when Scotsmen kidnapped their future brides. The friend of the groom who had excelled at the abduction was acclaimed to be the best man.

All of Henry VIII’s wives were related to each other.

Leave the kiddies at home

Unless your children are specifically invited to the wedding (i.e. the invitation reads 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith and family'), arrange for a sitter. More and more couples are choosing to have child-free weddings, and it's better to be on the safe side than to infringe on the wishes of the bride and groom.