This factoid probably will not convince your wife that you’re entitled to a certain number of sandwiches in this relationship, but it does represent how “traditional” wedding contains “traditions” that many people don’t know the exact meaning of.
While “bride” means “cook,” groom means “male child,” which was either meant to undermine the maturity level of men or is just another one of language’s random and meaningless quirks.
In other news, the “kiss” dates back to the earliest days of civilization in the Middle East and was used as a formal seal to argeements, contracts, marriages, etc. (so overall, not especially romantic). The term “tie the knot” goes back to Roman times when the bride wore a girdle tied with many knots that the groom had the duty of untying.
So what do you think; do we blindly and thoughtlessly carry out traditional practices, or have each of these practices acquired a new meaning in our day and age?