With so many bridal
gown styles and designs to choose from it is no
wonder that the modern bride has to spend weeks
if not months searching for the perfect dress.
The bride can narrow down her choices by determining
three things: what time of year is the wedding
being held, what is the theme of the wedding and
what is the most they are willing to spend on
a dress. A bride armed with this information can
easily pick out ten dresses to choose from ...
Wedding literally meant the purchase of a bride
for breeding purposes. The word wedding comes
from the root meaning to "gamble"
or "wager". The Anglo-Saxon word "wedd"
meant that the groom would vow to marry the
woman, but it also meant the money or barter
that the groom paid the bride's father. This
is believed why it is still customary for the
father-of-the-bride to "give away"