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U Got the Look
  U Got the Look   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
No, no! Not a quiz about Prince songs, but fashion. Weddings are chock full of fashion, tradition, superstitions, and beauty! We hope you enjoy our quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, jaknginger, Nov 22 22
jaknginger gold member
Nov 22 22
346 plays
  What do I Get My Wife/Husband for Our Anniversary?    
Ordering Quiz
 10 Qns
Arrange the wedding gifts in the order you would give them to your spouse if you were celebrating with the traditional gifts (U.S. version).
Tough, 10 Qns, Joepetz, May 02 23
Joepetz gold member
May 02 23
349 plays
  Happily Ever After editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'm a licenced Marriage Commissioner for my home province and, as such, I'm interested in all the traditions that surround weddings. Here are some of the traditions I've learned about over the years. Have fun.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, Cymruambyth, Sep 06 08
Very Difficult
Cymruambyth gold member
11187 plays
  For Better or Verse   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz will examine some superstitions surrounding wedding traditions, mostly in rhyme.
Average, 10 Qns, mlcmlc, Mar 24 11
mlcmlc gold member
2381 plays
  Till Death Us Do Part   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Till death us do part" is part of the traditional wedding vows of the Church of England. Here are 10 questions on wedding traditions in England, although some are found in other cultures too.
Easier, 10 Qns, HCR1, Jul 12 17
1387 plays
  First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about marriage, and things related to marriage, mostly as it relates to the United States and the British Isles. Hope you find it fun!
Average, 10 Qns, daver852, Aug 01 22
daver852 gold member
Aug 01 22
1678 plays
  Wedding Traditions Around the World   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten different wedding traditions from around the world. Have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Mar 10 16
Creedy gold member
609 plays
  The Great British Wedding    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A basic quiz about the traditions, quirks, ups and downs of the great British wedding!
Easier, 10 Qns, HelenCF, Jun 10 15
2630 plays
  Wedding Traditions From Around The World   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Some interesting tidbits on wedding customs from different cultures. I hope you find this quiz fun and informative.
Difficult, 25 Qns, prichason, Jul 01 21
Jul 01 21
3014 plays
  Best of my Love   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Marriage and weddings occur in every culture. Here are ten questions about this practice and the differences and similarities from around the world.
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Apr 06 13
809 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Ugh, this lesser known wedding ceremony from France sees the young couple having to eat leftovers out of what?

From Quiz "Wedding Traditions Around the World"

  So This is the Man You Want to Marry    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Now that you've finally found a groom for yourself, let's take a look at the different rituals which are a part of the Big Fat Indian wedding.
Tough, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, May 18 10
zorba_scank gold member
844 plays
  Wedding Traditions and Symbolism    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about common traditions concerning weddings, love, and marriage in America.
Average, 10 Qns, amclark62, Mar 25 11
1356 plays
  Bands of Gold    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'm not sure that mutchisman had a quiz about wedding rings in mind when he issued his challenge but here it is...the history and traditions of the wedding ring.
Average, 10 Qns, lones78, Aug 08 09
lones78 gold member
1473 plays
  Worldwide Weddings    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Weddings in different nations or different cultures have many different traditions. These are a few of them with particular emphasis on traditional gifts.
Average, 10 Qns, patricck, Sep 03 15
patricck gold member
392 plays
  Traditional Wedding Anniversary Gifts    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Test your knowledge of traditional wedding anniversary gifts.
Average, 10 Qns, zilla, Sep 06 08
7726 plays
  Wedding Preparations    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Getting married? Or know someone who is? This quiz will show you some of the things that - traditionally- you should consider as you make your plans.
Tough, 10 Qns, Toeknee448, Oct 24 14
709 plays
  I Do! I Do!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You see those words and the first thing that comes to mind is 'marriage'. This is a little quiz about marriage.
Average, 10 Qns, suzi_greer, Jul 18 13
709 plays
  50 Ways to Say Goodbye    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Divorce has become the civilized way of saying goodbye to someone with whom one has entered into matrimony. Let us look into some of the traditions of divorce in several different cultures.
Difficult, 10 Qns, maninmidohio, Mar 05 13
maninmidohio gold member
799 plays
  Wedding Traditions and Lore    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
As spring and summer approach, young lover's thoughts turn to weddings! How much do you know about wedding traditions and superstitions?
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, ballykissangel, Sep 06 08
Very Difficult
4171 plays
  Anniversary Symbols    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
I will give you the Anniversary year, you select which would be the appropriate gift for that year based on the Traditional Anniversary Symbol. For instance: the 60th anniversary is Diamond: diamond earrings. Good luck!
Difficult, 15 Qns, kitipurr, Sep 06 08
3004 plays
  Hidden Bridal Shower Gifts    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Inside each sentence you will find a hidden gift item that a bride might receive at her bridal shower.
Very Difficult, 20 Qns, harleydudette, Sep 06 08
Very Difficult
3402 plays

Marriage & Weddings Trivia Questions

1. In the more traditional Filipino weddings, what do the cooing couple release during the ceremony?

From Quiz
Wedding Traditions Around the World

Answer: Two doves

A traditional Filipino wedding sees both the bride and groom release a dove during the ceremony. This is said to symbolise a peaceful and harmonious married life together. One hopes that as the doves fly away, a one-in-yer-eye mishap doesn't occur. Still, if it does, a little birdie pooie landing on your head is said to be quite lucky, and means that wealth is coming your way. It is unknown where that belief originates.

2. According to tradition, if a younger daughter marries before an older sister, the older sister will never marry unless she does what? (Remember, she needs to show off her assets.)

From Quiz Wedding Preparations

Answer: Dance barefoot at the ceremony

The idea that the older daughter would be liable to become an old maid because she was unmarried was widespread. Once upon a time, spinsters had a hard life and a husband was usually needed to make life bearable. The puzzle is why barefoot dancing would be of any use in snaring a husband.

3. Traditionally what colour are wedding dresses in the UK and many other Western cultures?

From Quiz Till Death Us Do Part

Answer: White

The tradition of brides wearing white is believed to have started after Queen Victoria wore white for her wedding in 1840. The white dress is traditionally supposed to signify the purity and chastity of the bride.

4. In ancient Rome how did an unhappy couple dissolve their marriage?

From Quiz 50 Ways to Say Goodbye

Answer: By declaring in front of seven witnesses that they no longer wished to live together

After the divorce the woman would receive her full dowry back and return to her father's household. If she was independent before the marriage she would revert to that status.

5. Heard frequently in North American and European weddings, who wrote the piece of music known variously as "Here Comes the Bride" or more correctly as the "Bridal Chorus" from "Lohengrin"?

From Quiz Best of my Love

Answer: Richard Wagner

The German composer Richard Wagner wrote the opera "Lohengrin" in 1850. The "Bridal Chorus" from this song is often used in formal weddings throughout much of the Western World. There are many reasons that the use of this piece of music might be considered ironic. While used at the beginning of a wedding as the bride enters, in the opera it is used after the wedding and as the new bride is being led to the bedchamber. Also, the wedding between Lohengrin and Elsa is an immediate and almost catastrophic failure. Many of the wedding guest are slaughtered shortly after this piece of music is played.

6. An American bride often wears a veil over her face. What was the traditional reason for the veil?

From Quiz Wedding Traditions and Symbolism

Answer: So the groom wouldn't see the bride before the wedding

Traditionally it was believed that bad luck would occur if a groom caught sight of his bride before the nuptials. Others also believed that if a groom saw the bride before the ceremony and he didn't like the way she looked, he could refuse to marry her. Nowadays, a lot of brides choose not to wear veils. Source:

7. Complete the superstitious rhyme to help a woman select her prospective groom. "To change the name and not the letter Is to change for the worse and not the ___".

From Quiz For Better or Verse

Answer: better

It was deemed unlucky if a woman married a man whose last name began with the same letter as hers. The rhyme helped people remember the superstition. This rhyme dates back to 1866 North England.

8. In places such as Australia, the USA and Britain, on which finger is the wedding ring traditionally worn?

From Quiz Bands of Gold

Answer: Third finger, left hand

The wedding ring is traditionally worn on the third finger of the left hand (not counting the thumb), also commonly known as the 'ring finger'. It was thought that the vena amoris (vein of love) ran directly from the heart to this finger thus symbolising a link from the heart to the wedded partner.

9. Which queen started the vogue for white wedding gowns?

From Quiz Happily Ever After

Answer: Queen Victoria

Until Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe-Cobourg-Gotha, royal British brides wore silver gowns on their wedding day. Victoria, always a girl who liked her own way, broke tradition and opted for white - and white has been the colour for wedding dresses in the West ever since. It would hardly have been Elizabeth I, who never married in any colour gown, and since white is supposed to denote the bride's virginity, Eleanor of Aquitaine, who divorced Louis VII of France (by whom she had two daughters) in order to marry Henry II of England, certainly wouldn't qualify as a virgin! Marie Antoinette is said to have worn green on her wedding day. In China and India, red is the traditional colour for the bride's dress.

10. In which country is the traditional musical wedding march called the "Zaffa" performed?

From Quiz Wedding Traditions From Around The World

Answer: Egypt

They have traditional Egyptian music, belly dancers, drum horns and performers with flaming swords. Egyptians also believe that the ring finger has the "vein amoris", the vein of love, which runs straight to the heart.

11. Queen Victoria is thought to have forbidden her children to marry in this month because it was unlucky. What is the month?

From Quiz Wedding Traditions and Lore

Answer: May

This superstition originated in pagan times but was widely accepted in the Victorian era.

12. Linda actually shaved the hair on her two little cats!

From Quiz Hidden Bridal Shower Gifts

Answer: iron

hair on = iron

13. A traditional Japanese wedding sees the bride and groom taking three sips of which beverage during the ceremony?

From Quiz Wedding Traditions Around the World

Answer: Sake

Taking three sips of sake during a traditional Japanese wedding ceremony is known as san-san-kudo. After the young couple do their sipping, their parents follow suit. This not only bonds the happy pair together, but also their respective families.

14. On the night before a German wedding the couple might attend an informal party known as polterabend. What happens there that some people might have associated with Greek culture rather than German?

From Quiz Worldwide Weddings

Answer: They smash plates

This is a tradition that is supposed to bring good luck. The bride and groom have to clear up the mess together, to show their unity. Some see this not so much as a tradition, but as an excuse to have a good party with alcohol and flying crockery before the wedding. Although smashing plates is also a Greek tradition at numerous events, including weddings, it is one that is now far less common than it used to be.

15. If a couple decides to get married, one of the first things they must do is obtain a marriage license. When marriage licenses were first issued in 14th-century England, what was the usual reason one was required?

From Quiz First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage

Answer: To speed up the wedding date

The Church, not the civil authorities, were in charge of marriages in medieval times. When a couple wanted to get married, it was required that the impending marriage be announced from the pulpit of the parish church for three successive Sundays before the marriage took place. This practice was called "reading the banns." Its purpose was to allow anyone who objected to the marriage to make his or her reasons known. If the couple wanted to skip this three week waiting period, they could apply for a license from the local bishop or archbishop for a license that would allow them to marry immediately. Those applying for a license had to pay a fee, swear that there were no legal impediments to the marriage, and post a bond that would be forfeited if the marriage later turned out to be invalid. For example, William Shakespeare applied for a license to marry Anne Hathaway on November 27, 1582, and a bond of forty pounds was posted as surety by two of his friends. There was good reason for him doing so; Anne was already pregnant, and no marriages were allowed between Advent Sunday (December 2) and mid-January. Many of these early licenses were probably issued to couples in similar circumstances. Eventually, civil authorities assumed control over marriages, and most states made a marriage license a requirement for a valid marriage. When a couple applies for a marriage license, they are basically swearing that they are free to enter into a marriage and meet all the legal requirements to be married in the jurisdiction where they make the application. They will also, of course, be required to pay a fee.

16. The month in which the wedding will take place will influence the outcome of the marriage - well, so they say. So what dire consequences are said to follow a January wedding?

From Quiz Wedding Preparations

Answer: One of the couple will die young.

This is the traditional rhyme: "Married in January's hoar and rime, Widowed you'll be before your time. Married in February's sleepy weather, Life you will tread in time together. Married when March winds shrill and roar Your home will be a distant shore. Married beneath April's changing skies, A chequered path before you lies. Married when bees over May blossom flit, Strangers around your board will sit. Married in the month of roses - June, Life will be one long honeymoon. Married in July with flowers ablaze, Bittersweet memories in after-days. Married in August's heat and drowse, Lover and friend in your chosen spouse. Married in September's golden glow, Smooth and serene you life will go. Married when leaves in October thin, Toil and hardship you will gain. Married in veils of November mist, Fortune your wedding ring has kissed. Married in days of December cheer, Love's star shines brighter from year to year."

17. What is the name of the document that dissolves a marriage according to Judaic biblical law?

From Quiz 50 Ways to Say Goodbye

Answer: The "get"

The Judaic "get" serves as a bill of divorcement between two parties. It is a formal document written up by a scribe acting as the husband's agent. The document is then handed by the husband to the wife in front of two witnesses usually in a rabbinical court to insure that the transfer is done correctly. Although original practices were that the husband could divorce without the wife's approval, for the last 1000 years the procedure must be mutually agreeable.

18. In Western cultures, white wedding dresses are the norm, but in Eastern Asia, what color are you most likely to see a Chinese bride wearing?

From Quiz Best of my Love

Answer: Red

For many years brides wore the most expensive dress that they owned. Color did not matter. But after Queen Victoria elected to be married in a white lacy wedding gown to indicate her purity and virginity, the custom took hold in the Western world. But in traditional East Asian wedding, it is much more common to see the bride wearing red. The Chinese believe that red is a color of good luck, strength, and fertility, and have worn red to weddings for centuries. In many parts of the world, it is now becoming increasingly common to see modern weddings which mix Western wedding practices with local traditions.

19. At many American weddings, you see the bride throw her bouquet and the bride or groom throw the bride's garter. Why was this traditionally done?

From Quiz I Do! I Do!

Answer: To keep the guests from tearing off parts of the bride's dress

According to the "Bride's Book of Etiquette", the tradition of the bride throwing both her bouquet and garter was started to replace the tradition in ancient times of women tearing off parts of the bride's gown as a token of good luck. Kind of tough if you're planning to sell the dress on eBay!

20. In an American wedding, the bride often throws her bouquet. What is the purpose of this?

From Quiz Wedding Traditions and Symbolism

Answer: The woman who catches it will supposedly get married next.

The bride was traditionally considered lucky for getting married, so unmarried women would try to get some of her luck by tearing off pieces of her dress or bouquet. Later, it became tradition to throw the bouquet to all the single ladies, indicating that the single woman who caught the bouquet would be the next to be married. Source:

21. Another pre wedding ceremony is the sangeet in which both the bride and groom's families get together to sing and dance. Which traditional dance is common during Gujarati sangeet functions?

From Quiz So This is the Man You Want to Marry

Answer: Garba

Garba is a traditional Gujarati dance and is generally followed by dandiya, another dance involving sticks called dandiyas. Modern sangeet functions usually depict the bridal couple's love story through different song and dance routines performed by both sides of the family and the couple themselves. Bollywood songs have replaced traditional ones and sometimes professional choreographers are hired to conduct the event.

22. Why is it not such a good idea to have your wedding ring made out of a steel-based alloy?

From Quiz Bands of Gold

Answer: It is impossible to cut off in the event of an emergency

Rings made of steel-based alloys are impossible to cut, at least without some sort of device that is likely to cause more injury than the one requiring the removal of the ring in the first place. Although steel-based alloy rings are very hard-wearing and can be polished up to a finer finish than some precious metals. I think I'd rather have my wedding ring cut off than my finger if it came down to a choice between the two.

23. A matron of honour is traditionally what?

From Quiz The Great British Wedding

Answer: A married woman

If the lady in question is not married, the title is usually changed to either maid of honour or chief bridesmaid. Her role involves working closely with the bride and helping to get ready as well as look after all of the other bridesmaids, flower-girls and pageboys.

24. You'll often see shoes tied to the bumper of the car that carries the newlyweds away from the wedding. Where did that tradition originate?

From Quiz Happily Ever After

Answer: Anglo-Saxon England

Once the vows had been exchanged at an Anglo-Saxon wedding, the bridegroom would take off his shoe and smack the bride with it (hopefully, it was more of a love tap!) to symbolize that she was now under his authority. The bride would then throw shoes at her attendants to see who would be the next to marry. That tradition seems to have been replaced with the bouquet toss, because it's nicer to be hit in the head with a bunch of flowers than a shoe, one supposes, and the shoes graduated to the bumper of the wedding car.

25. How long does a traditional Moroccan wedding ceremony usually last?

From Quiz Wedding Traditions From Around The World

Answer: four to seven days

After the couple say their vows, and before the new bride can become the mistress of her new home, she must walk around her house three times.

26. Adam built a beautiful climber for kittens and cats to play on.

From Quiz Hidden Bridal Shower Gifts

Answer: fork

for kittens =fork

27. Ah, trust the Germans for a sensible approach to their traditional wedding ceremonies. What do the bride and groom have to display at this time?

From Quiz Wedding Traditions Around the World

Answer: Their ability to saw a log in half

The German tradition of sawing a log in half during their marriage ceremony serves the purpose of displaying to the wedding guests that the young couple has the ability to work together and deal with any difficulties in their forthcoming life together.

28. In which country, where the trousseau was invented, is it a common tradition to see the groom escort his mother down the aisle before the wedding?

From Quiz Worldwide Weddings

Answer: France

A bridal trousseau is the clothes and linens assembled by the bride to be used in her wedding ceremony. It is a French word for a little bundle.

29. What are the names used in the UK for the bride's and groom's pre-wedding parties?

From Quiz Till Death Us Do Part

Answer: Hen night and stag night

The stag and hen nights are a celebration of the bride and groom's freedom before they "settle down". Although referred to as 'nights' it is now common for the celebrations to involve a weekend away rather than just one night. They are usually referred to as batchelor and batchelorette parties in the US.

30. Although Islamic traditions differ widely, for some divorce is as simple as the husband saying a phrase in the presence of his wife. This phrase is called the Talaq. What constitutes the Talaq?

From Quiz 50 Ways to Say Goodbye

Answer: "I divorce you."

Shi'a and Sunni Muslims differ as to the exact methodology used to invoke divorce. Even within these traditions there are divergent views. Some require witnesses, some require different numbers of repetition of the Talaq (one, two, or three times) and different spacing of the pronouncement.

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