According to the wedding etiquette of some time ago, the man first proposed to his girlfriend if she wanted to marry him. If she indeed wanted to marry him, the man would go to his girlfriend's father to ask him for his daughter's hand. You could not really call it an equal meeting in those days. The father would interrogate his possible future son-in-law to the bone. His main concern would be if the man could properly support his daughter. The subject 'money' therefore usually predominated in this conversation. If the man had behaved well and descended from a good family, he had a good chance of marrying his lover.
The groom-to-be had another reason to make a good impression on his future father-in-law. Generally the father of the bride was the one who would finance the marriage ceremony.
After the encounter between father and son-in-law, it was time for the parents to meet. The marriage settlements were discussed during this meeting.
When this was all agreed upon, the couple could get married.
Nowadays, marriage etiquette formalities are no longer strictly adhered to, but who is actually responsible for the wedding bouquet and what is the role of the bridesmaids? Who is situated where when entering the wedding location and do we wear the corsage left or right? What is the wedding etiquette regarding the attire of the guests and what does etiquette say about guests wearing white clothing for example? A fascinating lecture about wedding traditions and a fun and informative addition to every wedding.
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