Posted by Constanza on June 18, 1998 at 17:50:54:
In response to wedding traditions, written by mishel on June 16, 1998 at 18:11:51
] It is these types of sweet traditions, I should like very much to incorporate into my own nuptials. I hope you can help me, your most faithful servant,
Well I don't know if it is sweet, but it is fun; perhaps you know or perhaps don't; anyway, here it is:
The bride is supposed to wear several "ligas" (I think the English word is "garter" but I am not sure; it is a lace band used to support the stockings); originally, it was one per each of her friends, but nowadays most probably will be one per every single women in the party (sometimes married ones are included). Now, as most seamestress (sp? anyway, the one who makes the wedding dress and help you dress) recommend not wearing them to church as accidents had been known to happen (just fancy, on of those things remaining in the middle of the red carpet! ;-)) the bride generally puts them on before the "ceremony".
This ceremony takes place generally after the wedding cake has been served. Some kind of "sexy" song is put (generally, You can leave your hat on) and two chairs are brought. The bride puts one foot on the chair and the bridegroom helps her remove one of the "ligas"; the he calls one of the bride's female friends and the bride calls one of the bridegroom's male friends (or otherwise round). Then the female friend puts one foot on the other chair and the male friend helps her put on the "liga". Of course, the "ligas" are placed just above the knee and only the minimum touching is allowed.
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