Dating and marriage customs in ireland
Traditionally the bride wears a white dress and the groom wears a suit (top hat and tails).
Dating Dating usually starts in the teenage years, although some kids at primary school age are now having boy and girl friends from the age of 8 years and upwards.
Traditionally, girls used to wait for the lads to make the first move, but these days equality rules.
A few years ago changes in the law allowed couples to get married in all sorts of places (known as a civil Wedding Ceremony).
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.
Before the Wedding takes place Brides have 'Hen' nights and bridegrooms have 'Stag' parties (similar to bachelor/bachelorette parties).
For couples getting married in a church, 'banns' announcing the proposed wedding are read aloud in the church three Sundays before the wedding.
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.