When the best man is paying the church fee, he should pay the Minister an odd sum to bring luck to the couple.
The veil dates back to ancient Rome, when it was flame-yellow, always worn over the face, and called a flammeum.
Carrying the Bride over the threshold of the new marital home symbolises medieval 'kidnapping' when they enter the marital home for the first time. If the bride entered the home with her left foot first, she would be visited by bad fortune. In order to avoid this disaster, the groom lifts her into the home.