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Different Wedding Customs

kaitlin yrene

on 1 December 2010

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Transcript of Weddings

Weddings Greece Russia India China Scotland Traditional Dress The men are attired in kilts, tall socks, black waiste coat with the last button undone, a sporran (pouch), and black overcoat. The bride is dressed in a white or
cream colored gown.
The tartan can be part of the dress
OR a sash, but always draped on
the right shoulder. The tartan is the pattern that Scottish clans use to distinguish themselves from the rest. Every single tartan is different and the patterns are mostly used only on wool. There are 13 states in India
Each have there own way of going about wedding ceremonies and fashion
Focus: North Hindu Wedding ceremonies and fashion
Arranged Marraige
Step 1: parents go by word of mouth
Step 2: Parents collect bio data
Step 3: Photo exchange
Step 4: Date of wedding Dowry
Purpose: to make bride comfortable in new home
Bigger dowry better husband
Sometimes husband's family pays because bride's family is too poor
After England took over it was outlawed
still practiced Bride Attire
Red sari and gold trimming.
A lot of gold jewelry
Gold ring attached from the nose to the ear with a delicate gold chain
Other women wear saris, salwar kurta and lahenga
Groom Attire
Churidar kameez:
silk decorated robe
tight leggings
long white silk jacket
white trousers

Wedding Day 1
Bride and her female guests at her house
Tamerac oil
Henna on hands and feet
At the Groom house
Alter built
Tamerac oil
Presents brought by both families Wedding Day 2
Garba dance
People dance around in a circle with a god (Ganesha) at the centre
Singing and food Wedding Day 3
Usually held at night
Groom comes in on white horse
Bride and groom meet for the first time
Readings offerings and exchange of garlands
Five essentials
Giving away of bride Ethocentrism
Hindu weddings are complex and extravegant
The ceremonies are complex
Parents seem tyrannical Cultural Relativism
Parents want what's best for their children
Weddings are always a time of big celebration pre-wedding customs Departure of the bride

Years ago, the groom sent a carriage with red decorations to the bride’s house to pick up the bride.
She wore a red gown with jewelry given to her by her parents. Her family stayed at home.
If the bride’s family was rich, servants would accompany her.
The musicians played wedding music.
The bride was forbidden to set her foot on the earth until she entered the groom’s residence.
The groom pays a monetary gift to the bride's family that may cover the weeding cost and pay for a certain number of tables at the wedding reception.
Usually, the bridal bed is purchased and covered with new red linen. Today

decorate several cars and then drive to the bride’s house.
When they arrive, the bridesmaids answer the door, ask the groom tricky questions, and make amusing requests. The groomsmen help the groom so that he passes the tests.
The groom gives the bridesmaids gifts wrapped in red paper. The bride and groom serve tea to the bride’s parents and her relatives.
Singing of the marriage license at the government’s Marriage Registrar Wedding feast

The parents hold a banquet for friends and relatives.
A Master of Ceremonies may conduct the proceedings, such as toast, etc.
Guests may trick the groom into publicly displaying his love for bride.
Candy Almonds showered
on bride and groom after wedding,
sprinkled during the preparation of the
wedding bed, and given in little bags as favors The priest crowns the bride and groom as
a sign of unity The bride's female relatives make up the bed several
days before the wedding. They sprinkle rose petals, sugared almonds,
and coins onto the bed. Older female relatives embroider linens as a gift
for the couple. brides always red traditionaly. Taboo in the past time:

On the wedding day, others sit on the new bed if the couples.
Bride lends others her mirror.
Brides’ dress with a pocket , ect.

all this will bring the bad luck.
Soviet Union (Russia before the 1990's) Discouraged religious worship
Closed churches
Wedding palaces Priest's blessing
& Procession Divych vechir You are married now and forever
You are married now and forever
You are married now and forever Party time!
3-8 days Betrothal Ceremony Dissolving the Crowns Walking around the table GORKA! GORKA!
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