We’re taking a brief step away from wedding planning tips this week to bring you some very incredible wedding related world records as declared by the Guinness Book of World Records! After all how can you plan to break these records if you don’t know what they are?
World’s Largest Mass Wedding took place in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India on February 2, 2011. 3,600 couples from different faiths tied the nuptial knot at the event. The earlier record of a mass marriage is of 1,350 couples getting hitched in a single day.
The most expensive slice of wedding cake was from a piece of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor’s 1937 wedding cake, which sold at Sotheby’s, New York on February 27, 1998 for $29,900.
The largest wedding cake weighed 15,032 lbs and was made by chefs at the Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, and displayed at their New England bridal showcase on February 8, 2004.
The longest wedding veil is over 11,017ft long and was worn by Sandra Mechleb at her wedding to Chady Abi Younis in Arnaoon, Lebanon, on October 18, 2009.
The largest wedding bouquet measured over 197ft long and was made using 1,500 flowers including roses and carnations.
The longest wedding dress train measured over 8,164ft and was created by Lichel van den Ende. It was presented and measured in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands, on December 22, 2009.
The most crystals on a wedding dress is 43,008 and was achieved by Cosmina Englizian and presented at an event organized by E-Mariage in Romania, on March 24, 2010.
The most bridesmaids to one bride was achieved by , accompanied by 79 bridesmaids, aged 1 to 79, bride Christa Rasanayagam married Arulanantham Suresh Joachim at Christ the King Catholic Church, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada on September 6, 2003. Her husband, Arulanantham Suresh Joachim, also holds the reocrd for the most ushers to one groom as he was accompanied by 47 groomsmen, aged between 2 and 63. (I think we are coming close to breaking this record ourselves!)
The most marriage vows renewals by the same couple was achieved by Lauren Lubeck Blair and David E. Hough Blair married each other for the 99th time on October 11, 2010 at Logan’s Roadhouse in Gallatin, Tennessee.
The world’s oldest bridesmaid was Edith Gulliford, who was bridesmaid at the wedding of Kyra Harwood and James Lucas on March 31, 2007 at Commissioner’s House, Chatham, UK at the age of 105 years & 171 days.
The largest underwater wedding was achieved by 261 divers who took part in the marriage ceremony between Francesca Colombi and Giampiero Giannoccaro at the Morcone beach, Capoliveri, Elba Island, Italy, on June 12, 2010.