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A wedding is a very exciting event to be planning and there are numerous decisions to be made; whether you are planning a small intimate affair or 'pushing the boat out'. I have a strong belief that the run up to a wedding should be as enjoyable as the big day itself.
WEDDING AS A TERM
Although some brides were kidnapped, marriage by purchase was the preferred method of obtaining a wife. The "bride price" could be land, social status, political alliances, or cash. The Anglo-Saxon word "wed" meant that the groom would vow to marry the woman, but it also referred to the bride price (money or barter) to be paid by the groom to the bride's father. The root of the word "wedding" literally means to gamble or wager!