Simple Pleasures: Wedding Preparations

There are many aspects that can be found in a real-life marriage. Many traditions and rituals have origins in religions and are still performed by religious leaders. The Central figures of the wedding are the bride and groom. All Muslim marriages have to be declared publicly and are never to be undertaken in secret. 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.

A characteristic feature of Greek apparel the bride's head is decorated with Golden threads and face cover long pink veil. A Good Luck Woman making the tea says auspicious phrases to bless the family. There is also a ban on marriage with a woman born of a forbidden for her father or marriage with a woman with forbidden outside of marriage.

The actual wedding ceremony ended "sweet vodka" — the praise of a young, sberegla maiden honor. However, most Muslim cultures separate both the institutions of the mosque and marriage, no religious official is necessary, but very often an Imam presides and performs the ceremony, he may deliver a short sermon.[20] In Islam, polygyny is allowed with certain religious restrictions, despite that an overwhelming majority of Muslims traditionally practice monogamy. In cases where a religious ceremony is present, a Brahmin (Hindu priest) arranges a sacred yajna (fire-sacrifice), and the sacred fire (Agni) is considered the prime witness (sākshī) of the marriage. The ceremony is usually completely or at least partially passes in Sanskrit, the language of Hindu Scriptures. Newlyweds also present tea to each other, raising the tea cups high to show respect before presenting to each other. It is also necessary for all marriages commence with the best of intentions. The relatives of the groom would send a matchmaker to the bride's parents with a request to marry. This tradition was popularized through the wedding of Queen Victoria. A Good Luck Woman making the tea says auspicious phrases to bless the family.