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Marriage Contract:The most significant part of a wedding day is the signing of the wedding contract. This sets out terms of the dowry, jointure, and others for financial reasons. Dowry is the amount of money, goods and property the bride brings to marriage. Jointure is an agreement by the groom's family guaranteeing specific money, property, and goods for the bride if the groom dies before her.

Crying the Banns:Crying the Banns was a form of marriage announcement. This dictated that they needed to announce the intention of getting married at church three times. Not only does it have to be three times, but on three consecutive Sundays or holy days, allowing for objections. No wedding invitations were use besides this as a form of invitation. There was a marriage bond which acted like a contract, used for people who were to marry in a rush. This was the proof to bishop that it was lawful for the issue of license. This was followed by a sworn statement and saved then time for several weeks because of having only to have the reading of one bann.

Marriage and Courtship:1) Court or arrangement2) Betrothal3) Marriage Contract4) Crying of Banns5) Cermony6) Feast

Betrothal:A betrothal was very serious. The two people, bride and groom join hands, giving her a ring to wear on the right hand but eventually switching to the left at the wedding. This was sealed by a kiss and signatures. If the groom breaks the marriage without a good cause, he has to give back any tokens or gifts given by the bride's dowry.

Courtship:-During the time of Elizabethan England, courtship was derived. This was when ladies of the court were wooed and won by knights and lords through gestures. Some of these gestures were frequent visits, gifts or even compliments.Before men usually "court" the ladies, they usually asked the women's father to do so, showing how serious he was and desire to hold responsibility of marriage.

Ceremony:Most weddings were arranged for wealth and reputation, but it needed to benefit both sides of the family. Non-noble families' common age to get married was 25-26 for men and for women.Although, it was very common back then for marriage of a boy 14 years of age and girl 12 years of age with parent consent.The lower class usually arranged marriage with children of friends and neighbors.The more lower ranking you are on the scale, there is more of a chance you have a choice to choose.Due to the marraige being an arrangement, sometimes the couple meets for the first time on the wedding day.These arrangements would have been with the local church with the religious ceremony, conducted by a minister. The proper wedding is base on three things, consent, exchange of tokens, and consummation. It was believed that a wedding before noon was the luckiest. The ceremony consisted of family and friends of the bride and groom. The ceremony also consisted of the bridal procession. This was moved from the family's house to the church usually tagged along by musicians. Once the ceremony begun, it was an earnest one. The guests would stand like there wasn't any pews at the church. After it ended, the wedding procession would return home and families sometimes continue celebrating with a feast.

Reception and Feast: It was a custom to celebrate with wedding feast. The menu was discussed and arrangements were made for the content of exotic dishes. Gifts were hardly offered. People during the Elizabethan times were keen on presenting dishes as attractively as possible. Aside from the famous exotic dish, the peacock, bread and sweetmeats were prepared along with sweet and spicy foods which were extremely popular and many were very flavored. The main drink would be ale but prior, wine would've been ordered and available to drink.

Girls/Women:A woman’s role in a marriage can be very sorrow, having very little choice in who she wants her husband to be. Woman were seen as second class citizens and expected to be married no matter what their social rank is. On the wedding day, women can have different roles. The bride seems to get much attention with what she has on from head to toe. The bride would prepare herself with many steps. The main item, of course, would be her gown or kirtle that was full length covering almost the whole body. As an outer garment, a cloak would’ve been worn. Not all gowns or kirtles were made from the same material. For the nobilities, velvet, satins, and corduroy were worn because they could afford these costly materials. On the other hand, majority of the people who couldn’t afford them, they wore garments made from flax, cotton, and wool. These under garments were items such as shift or chemise, worn beneath the gown. On these dresses, it was allowed to have plunging necklines and decorated with silk or linen ruffs on the necks and cuffs of the gown. These items were varied in different colors, such as, red, blue, greens, yellow, white, grey, black, orange, and tan. Like most women today, many like to accessorize. Necklaces were often worn to draw even more attention. A special accessory that is carried by the bride was the beautiful bouquet, which the bride was supposed to carry until the ceremony was over. This bouquet were made by the bridesmaids who made floral decorations, favors for guests and garlands which then should be made with rosemary and roses. Now for the father of the bride, he usually pays for the festivities including favors for the guests and everyone attending the wedding. For the wealthy, they don’t stop there, they got jewels and gold and silver thread. Besides from clothing, hair was also important to their appearance. Hair was accessorized with flowers. If women who were attending the wedding were single, their hair was allowed to be worn loose but if they weren’t, and were married, it had to be beneath a bonnet. After marriage, the bride would take her husband’s family name or surname.

Boys/Men:Boys often didn't marry until the age of consent, 21. Bridegrooms usually wore their best clothes. These consisted of a doublet, breeches, hose, box pleated neck ruff and a cod piece. Like the bride, a cloak might also be worn and a pair of boots. As an undergarment, a short shift were often wore as an undergarment. Also like the bride of nobilities, velvet, satin and corduroy were often worn and like the common people, garments were usually made from flax, cotton, and wool.

Works Cited:Marriage Of Henry VII. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 13 May 2013.Procession For The Wedding Of Frederick V, Elector Palatine And Princess Elizabeth, C.1613 (engraving) . engraving. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 13 May 2013.Declaration Of The Marriage Of Frederick V And Elizabeth Of Bohemia . Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 13 May 2013.

Romeo and Juliet Relation:Romeo and Juliet's tragedy was all started because of love. Because of this love, it grew into marriage in which Juliet had to experience once but almost again with Count Paris. Although the marriage in the play was a little different because they didn't have the consent of their parents and had a secretive wedding. If they were to go through all these process, much of their experience would be similar to the information described above.



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