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Ask a Silly Question 3/21

March 21, 2001

Ask a Silly Question 3/21



Why does the bride always stand to the groom's left at a wedding?

The tradition began so that the groom's sword hand would be free, according to the Web site Uselessknowledge.com. Apparently Anglo-Saxon brides were often kidnapped before a wedding and brawls were common. That's also why the best man stands with the groom. The best warrior was there to help the groom defend the bride.

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