Wedding traditions are pretty weird. Under any other circumstances, flinging garters into a crowd, asking your best friends to dress the same, or publicly pointing out your single buddies would be unthinkable. But if you think that's unusual, the unnerving history behind certain wedding traditions will terrify you for life. From evil spirits, to lonely ghosts, to kidnappings, these horrifying traditions make modern weddings seem positively tame by comparison.

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