Simple Pleasures: Wedding Preparations

The first laws enabling same-sex marriage in modern times were enacted during the first decade of the 21st century. Representatives of different religious faiths or atheists who wish to marry have to go abroad either actually (to go abroad) or formally (in one of the foreign embassies). It all starts from matchmaking. When the bride leaves her home with the groom to his house, a "Good Luck Woman" will hold a red umbrella over her head, meaning "raise the bark, spread the leaves." This "good luck woman" should be someone who is blessed with a good marriage, healthy children and husband and living parents. Before the wedding the bride arranged a bachelorette party: came her friends, relatives, the bride dressed, braided her scythe, wreaths and singing songs.

Not everywhere in Limburg and Brabant is a boerenbruiloft (peasant's wedding) part of the carnaval. These auspicious words of blessing are designed to bless and amuse the family and make the occasion filled with fun and joy. One possibility is the Roman belief in the Vena Amoris, which was believed to be a blood vessel that ran from the fourth finger (ring finger) directly to the heart, thus when a couple wore rings on this finger their hearts were connected.

It is also not necessary that the bride and groom are single. Arranging a feast in honor of young podlasly vodka honey, glorified bride's relatives. In order to satisfy these needs, secular ceremonies have started to be carried out by humanist officiants worldwide. Wedding celebrations can last several days and are very different depending on the region, denomination and caste. Humanist celebrants are able to perform valid civil marriages and civil partnerships in the Republic of Ireland. Several other rituals may precede or follow these afore-mentioned rites. At the same time not without its oddities: in the early 2000s, the senior class of one of the Israeli schools formally performed the wedding ceremony with a friend — gave her a ring in the presence of witnesses; as a result, after a breakup, the couple was forced to divorce. For example, mother-in-law greets her with bread and belt, which puts on the threshold. Often the bride and groom are chosen by the council of eleven or by the couple that was married the year before.