Let's embark on a 100-year journey through the history of nuptials, shall we?More
Overseas in Britain, where many of the country's young men had been sent off to war, young couples began forming romances through letter writing. Many of these couples became engaged without ever having met face to face, a phenomenon that resulted in a large number of "hasty war weddings."
The tradition of bridesmaids wearing matching dresses dates back to ancient Rome, when bridesmaids not only wore the same dresses as each other, but also the same dress as the bride in order to act as decoys against evil spirits (and the bride's exes). Matching striped frocks and fancy hats were worn by these bridesmaids in 1917.