Posts Tagged ‘ideas for wedding’
The art of love During the 12th century one Andreas Capellanus (‘Andrew the Chaplain’) wrote a treatise in Latin called the Art of Loving. In it he laid down 31 rules of love; no-one is quite sure whether they were to be taken seriously or whether they were tongue-in-cheek! However, here they are. (more…)
Family Do I get on with my partner’s parents and family? Does my partner get on with my parents and family? Are there any areas of friction? if so, what can we do about them? Do We come from similar social backgrounds? If not, is this a problem? Or could it become one? Do we have similar attitudes to family get-togethers? Is either of us too dependent on our own family? How often will we expect to see our families after our marriage? How often will they expect to see us? Will I be tempted to put my family before my marriage? Are our family situations similar or different? (For instance, the number of children in the family, attitudes to money, etc.) If so, is this going to be a problem? (more…)
Which gold engagement ring is the most fitting – wedding proposal The engagement ring is something special and differs from other rings. This ring is a symbol of your future lives together. Because you are surprising your beloved with a marriage proposal, the ring should be something special. So the answer will of course be “yes”!
First of all, you need to place great value on the material. If you choose gold, it should be at least 14-karat gold 585. Even better is 18-karat white or yellow gold 750. In some countries such India, anything less than 18 or 22-karat yellow gold is simply unacceptable.
Second, you must consider that many women value the beauty of precious stones such as diamonds. The engagement ring can be set with more than one brilliant. Of course, the gemstones chosen depend on your budget and her taste. Real diamonds are recommended. You should opt for the purest diamonds that you can afford. Other stones such as zirconia can be used. However, zirconia are more easily damaged than diamonds. (more…)
Legal Requirements – Law and Marriage Who may many whom is an issue that is important in most civilizations the world over. Some traditions are keen to keep the purity of the race unsullied; in these cases it may be illegal, or unpopular, to marry someone outside your own tribe, race, caste or even family. We can see the legacy of this idea in royal marriages; in most countries with royal families there is a restriction on whom the monarch or heir to the throne may or may not marry. In other traditions the laws are concerned with preventing inbreeding, and in these cases it is illegal to marry someone who is closely related. These are called the laws of consanguinity. In England in the 14th century the laws of consanguinity were so complex that it was a veritable minefield trying to find someone that you could marry. (more…)
Newspaper announcements You may wish to have your engagement announced in the local or national newspapers, either as a way of telling all and sundry or as a special way of marking the event. The traditional way of making the announcement is for the bride s mother to take responsibility, and so formal announcements tend to depend on her present status for their wording. The correct formal wording is: Mr and Mrs George Davidson are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Jane to Mr John Smith, son of Mr and Mrs Alan Smith of Newport, Isle of Wight. (more…)