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Wedding Traditions

In ancient times shoes were not stolen. Bride was asked to try the shoes of her single friends. And when the bride chose one of the shoes the groom paid corresponding money for it. In this way they try to verify how well-established and rich the groom was. Friends of the bride were given gifts...Read more

The agreement between the families was tightened with expensive presents such as golden ring, colorful shawl and other jewelries.  This ceremony was known as giving a “Loan”. Nowadays, this expression is used by real estate agency agents while...Read more

The Best Man and his wife are the second important persons on the wedding after the bride and bridegroom. That’s why their choice was always hard and quite responsible. They should serve as an example for the new couple, and get them out of troubles during their married life. 
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The bride’s parents had to give a dowry. It included minim 3 items of bedding, collection of girl’s lingerie, some kitchen items, furniture, land, etc. It is interesting to mention that the presentation of the dowry is also a very important ceremony. All the relatives were gathering...Read more

A bridal shower is a time for a woman to celebrate being a bride with her friends and family members. The tradition of the bridal shower began in the 1800s when a poor Dutch miller fell in love with a well-to-do girl. The girl’s father prohibited the marriage...Read more

A wedding is a significant in the lives of the bride and the groom as they look forward to it with a great triumph. Wedding tradisions and customs vary greatly between cultures, customs and tradisions, most of which have endured the test of time, having emerged...Read more

Among the Muslims, the mangni or engagement ceremony takes place before marriage. The exchange of rings takes place and the outfit for the bride is provided by the groom's family. Two days before the wedding, the 'manjha' ceremony takes place where the...Read more

After choosing the bride, the next stage is “Promise Taking”. A woman that was well known by both families was chosen. Her role for making the wedding happen was very important. She was supposed to convince the bride’s mother, that the bridegroom is...Read more

Gayane Shagoyan "Seven Days, Seven Nights: Panorama of the Armenian Wedding "

Centuries ago the season of weddings was started in November after the holiday of Navasard. Weddings celebrated before this didn't consider Armenian. It lasted until Bun Barekendan and reached to its highest frequency. At that period people were relatively free of agricultural activities,...Read more

Traditional Canadian weddings take place in a church, where family and friends are invited. Here comes the best man, flower girls, exchanging vows and rings, and the wedding music . The ceremony is conducted by the priest.
At the end of the ceremony it is...Read more