Wedding Customs and More in 1590

by Ben Wheeler, Dejah Henry, Makayla Grantham, Bailee Turney

important marriage information in the 1590s

what color should a brides dress be?

A bride is not expected to wear a white dress. It can be any fashionable or current color and cut. White as a color for brides does not become entrenched until the 19th century.


What does betrothal mean?

A mutual promise or contract for a future marriage.


Describe the wedding procession

a marriage ceremony, especially considered as including the associated celebrations.


What is a dowry?

The dowry could include any form of property, given or promised at the time of marriage, but only what remained after deducting the debts. Not only the bride's family, any person could donate his property as dowry for the woman



just how important a wedding ring is to the Elizabethans?

it is very important because The common belief was that women have a vein in that finger that leads directly to the heart. Even people who know that can't be true believe it at weddings.

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