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Diving into the History of Weddings is an Interesting One

By: Erin Fox - Published: Dec 11, 2012 • References: moissanite and visual.ly
Weddings have been around for ages, solidifying the amalgamation of property ownership between two families and bringing together two people in love, but the history of weddings is a little more intricate than what most people think. In 3,000 BCE, the first ever record of a marriage occurred; In 1,700 BCE, the Code of Hammurabi stated a man needed to return the wife's dowry if they divorced or she died without children.

The most expensive wedding present of all time was in 1981 with the gift of a stadium to Princess Salama -- it cost $100 million. There are 7,000 marriages in the United States each day, despite the 50/50 divorce rate these days.