So lets get started – I will ‘Sarah’-moniously carry you over the threshold to my first fact:
We've all heard about being ‘carried over the threshold’ after arriving at home after a wedding but where did the term come from? Well way back in the days of Shakespeare houses used to have floors covered in hay (or thresh) to keep warmth in – only issue was the thresh tended to blow out the door so they invented a ‘threshold’ – a step like piece of wood or stone placed beneath a door to stop it getting out. And there you have it – so that’s why you are ‘carried over a threshold’! It was no doubt partly so brides didn't trip on their dress as they entered as well but I haven’t seen too many significantly sized ‘thresholds’ recently so I don’t think it’s a modern day issue as much!