You know it means, 'getting married,' but why are we mentioning a knot?

Yesterday I spent some time at the Radisson Bridal Show, including co-hosting the fashion show.

The script included some bridal trivia, and one of the questions was, "what's the origin of the phrase, 'tie the knot?'"

Turns out it involves actual knots.

According to Quora, there are two options for the origin. It's either the bride's girdle knots... which must take a while to undo... or the act of handfasting, which requires you and your husband to tie your hands together.


Let's be happy neither of these things seem to be happening in 2017.

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