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.