Posted by Kathy F. on August 15, 1998 at 23:09:12:
In response to engagements, written by Mishel on August 09, 1998 at 00:58:12
] And did the groom do much preparation for it?
In MP, when Mr. Rushworth marries Maria, ther is a mention of a new carriage for the wedding--I think the implication was that there wasn't enough time for a new one to be constructed, not that there wasn't money for it--but it was something to be gossipped about that the carriage that carried Mr. Rushworth and Maria was [paraphrased] "the same carriage that carried Mrs. Rushworth [his mom] home from Bath" (I think).
From this, I would say that definitely the upper class men would have at least a new carriage for the wedding, and probably the upper middle class would too.
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