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Why would someone put a coin in champagne cork?

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Placing a coin in a champagne cork and giving it to the bride and groom is meant as a lasting remembrance of their wedding day. This wedding tradition is associated with the United Kingdom. The giving of coins to a newly married couple also signifies wishing them prosperity.

In different countries, there are many wedding traditions associated with the giving of coins. In Sweden, it is a custom for a mother to give her daughter a gold coin on her wedding day to place in her right shoe. The bride's father gives her a silver coin, which she puts in her left shoe. These coins symbolize the wish that the daughter never be lacking. Other countries, such as Spain, Lithuania and Poland, have wedding traditions associated with the giving of coins.

 

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