Posted by Constanza on June 29, 1998 at 18:51:58:
In response to Catholic weddings, written by Laura W on June 28, 1998 at 01:06:23
Well, here it is! (and please,keep in mind that more than 90% of the Argentinians are Catholic)
Everybody was married at late hours, with a few exceptions. The mass was done away with, because otherwise the ceremony would have been too long and tiresome. I asked about "Wedding Masses" and she said that if you wanted to have them, you would probably married in the morning. She herself was married at home, because one of her brothers had been killed in the last revolution (June '43, and she was married in January ´'44) and therefore my great grandmother was in mourning. She thinks it must have been about 9 pm, because it was summer and everybody waited till it was dark to perform the ceremony. Also, as her house had large windows and a lot of light came in from the streets and the curtains were made of "voile", she had them covered with a red cloth.
Perhaps the prescribed hours were limited to some countries?
- late weddings Laura W 00:14:44 6/30/98 (12)
- Argentine weddings Constanza 10:39:12 6/30/98 (11)
- more Laura W 13:44:02 6/30/98 (10)
- Marriage customs Roger V 23:13:04 7/02/98 (1)
- customs Lisa 11:42:29 7/18/98 (0)
- 8-12 restriction Lisa 19:40:43 7/02/98 (5)
- The modern Church of Englandand non-conformist ceremonies, Caroline 22:34:40 7/03/98 (3)
- Prior to Vatican II Constanza 09:01:06 7/03/98 (0)
- Actually Constanza 14:40:35 6/30/98 (1)
- No offense was taken! nfm Laura W 20:47:59 6/30/98 (0)
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