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interesting, I'd never heard of this before.Posted by chelseamb11
Harry Potter is about confronting fears, finding inner strength, and doing what is right in the face of adversity. Twilight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend. - Andrew Futral
I only know about this because of Gilmore Girls.Posted by adamar15
In Response to Re: Congratulations to the groom, Best Wishes to the bride? : Exactly what I was thinking. Posted by djhar
It goes back to the time when women were out to "catch a husband". To congratulate her on actually catching one was considered bad etiquette because it somehow implied that it's amazing she was able to do so. At least that's what my mom told me, many years ago.Posted by gailpete
It is because the man is the one who is supposed to have gotten the real catch, not the other way around. That is why you congratulate the man vs the woman.Posted by graysquirrel
The only reason that I knew about it is because of my obsession with Victorian culture. It is in all of my 19th century etiquette books. The man is the one who is the lucky one to have gotten to marry such a fine, accomplished woman.