In this area you can look up past and present wedding traditions, customs and folklore from around the world. Search by keyword, alphabetically or just check out the result that comes up randomly when this page is reloaded.
Tying the Knot - The expression "tying the knot" actually dates back to Roman Times when the bride wore a girdle secured by a knot. On the wedding night, the groom then had the honors of "untying the knot." The couple's lives were then tied together. Rituals of binding were also popular in ancient Carthage. The couple's thumbs were laced together with a strip of leather. In India, the Hindu groom knotted a ribbon around his bride's neck, and once tied, the marriage was legal and binding. For much of history the rope was the most powerful way to connect things and people. So, it made sense to talk about "tying the knot."
Site Note: All information shared via Romance 101 is completely 100% confidential and never will be sold or given away. This site is kept fully funded by all the advertising you see on this site. It is the advertising you see that keeps Romance 101 free for your enjoyment.