Scottish marriage and dating customs

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In Gaelic-speaking communities, a còrdadh (agreement) would be made between the bride and groom a few weeks before the wedding.

This would take place in the house of the bride’s father.

Interesting fact Centuries ago it was customary for the Bride and Bridegroom to drink mead made from honey, for a month after the wedding. Wedding Superstitions Bride and groom must not meet on the day of the wedding except at the altar.

The bride should never wear her complete wedding clothes before the day.

The groom chooses a Best Man who will look after the couple rings during the wedding ceremony.

The Wedding Day It is unlucky for the groom to see the bride on the wedding day before the service.

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The husband should carry his new wife over the threshold of their home.The bride’s friends were each brought out and the groom rejected them all as unsuitable, until the bride herself appeared. An imaginary line running roughly from Aberdeen to Glasgow separates the Highlands in the north and west from the Lowlands in the south and east.Marriage What is the legal age for marrying in the UK?In England and Wales people cannot marry if they are aged 16 or 17 and do not have parental consent.A few years ago changes in the law allowed couples to get married in all sorts of places (known as a civil Wedding Ceremony).

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