May 7, 2011 9:40am CST
Hello mylotters! June is just a few weeks away. And it is during this month (I think) that a lot of weddings occur….thus the phrase “June Bride.” But I wonder what the story is behind “June” and why this is the favorite month for weddings. Anybody knows? Really curious.
• Garden Grove, California
7 May 11
figurativeme great user name. hi I think its because in coungtries with winter fall spring and summer the month of June is warmer,and sunnier so that if they wish they can have their weddings held outdoors with sun and flowers. this may not be a scientific answer but its my own answer or guess to this phenomenom and I bet its close to the right answer.
7 May 11
Hi Hatley. Thanks for noticing my user name. Its the closest I can describe myself, I Think. And you are right, having a wedding outdoors with the sun up would be just great. With happy guests celebrating with you and not having to worry about the weather. Thanks for your response.
6 Jun 11
Hi besthope.. It seems we have the same practice as in your country though here it is considered "bad luck" for marraiages in the same family to happen in the same month or even in the same year. But this is only superstition though many believe in this. Thanks for your response and have a nice day ahead.
26 May 11
I also don't have any idea why there are so many june brides. Maybe we got it from the early generations. Maybe weddings usually take place by the middle of the year. Maybe many couples now a days wanted to get married in June because this practice has been done so many times already in the past. Lol.. So many maybes..
• United States
7 May 11
Actually, it's not as romantic or as people think. In the olden days, bathing was considered unhealthy, so people only bathed about once or twice a year. Generally, it was around May or June. That's also when the most fragrant flowers were in blossom to cover up any residual odor. Which is subsequently where the tradition of the bridal bouquet came from.
8 May 11
So they get married when they're clean and smell good. You are right, that is more scientific rather than romantic though I like the part of the bridal bouquet. I must admit I was expecting something like the Valentine's Day story. But this is informative gloomcookielex. Thanks for your response.