Tag Archives: Marriage

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Do We Call It A “Honeymoon”?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Do We Call It A “Honeymoon”?

A honeymoon is the best part of any wedding. Heck, it’s the best part of any marriage. But where did the term “honeymoon” first come from? The word comes from the Old English “hony moone.” Honey refers to the “indefinite period of tenderness & pleasure experienced by a newly-wed couple,” and how sweet the new…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What Happens If Someone Objects At A Wedding?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What Happens If Someone Objects At A Wedding?

It’s a well-known rom-com movie trope: at the wedding of a woman who’s loved by someone else besides just the groom, the minister utters those fateful words “speak now or forever hold your peace”, and…out comes an objection. Think “The Graduate”, “Four Weddings & A Funeral”, even “Shrek”. Usually, this steers the plot toward a…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why A Bride Carries A Bouquet

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why A Bride Carries A Bouquet

Bridal bouquets aren’t really required for wedding ceremonies, but imagine how odd it would seem for a bride to walk down the aisle empty-handed. Where did this tradition come from? It’s been suggested that wedding flowers were originally used to mask body odor, back before regular bathing became the norm, but that’s actually a misconception.…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why A Wedding Ring Is Worn On The Left Hand

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why A Wedding Ring Is Worn On The Left Hand

We’ve discovered why grooms stand on the right at a wedding, so now let’s show some love to the left: why do we wear wedding rings on our left hand? Writing with your left hand during the medieval period could get you accused of being possessed. The Spanish Inquisition tortured & killed more lefties than…Read More