Here it is, June, the big wedding month. And finally, three more wedding traditions and their origins:
• At one time, weddings were week-long celebrations. In today's harried times, the rehearsal dinner creates perhaps the only chance for the couple's families to socialize.
• The word "bridal" comes from an old English custom. The bride brewed a strong "bride-ale" which was sold to friends after the wedding to help start the couple off.
• June became the month for weddings, because it was considered good luck to marry during the month named after Juno, the goddess of marriage and family.
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