"The month of brides"
Girl in Wedding Gown
Public DomainGirl in Wedding Gown - Credit: Robert Henri
Statue of Juno, Potsdam, Berlin
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeStatue of Juno, Potsdam, Berlin - Credit: Bundesarchiv, Bild 170-708 / Max Baur / CC-BY-SA

June is held to be the ‘month of brides’ for reasons both superstitious and practical. With regard to the former, the month takes its name from Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage, and was thought to be particularly auspicious for that reason. More prosaically, marriage was the step one was expected to take after graduation from high school and many wasted little time in this regard.