The Meaning of The Word – Wedding!

“Wedding” literally meant the process of  the purchasing of a bride for breeding purposes.

The word wedding comes from the original meaning of to “gamble” or “wager”.

The Anglo-Saxon word “wedd” had 2 meanings –

1 – That the groom would vow to marry the woman.

2 – It also meant the payment of money or a barter that the groom paid to the bride’s father.                                                                                                 – It is believed this is why it is still  customary for the father-of-the-bride to “give away” his daughter.