|WEDDING EZINE -THE ONLINE MAGAZINE|
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Issue October 16-31, 2003
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Our bridal tradition this issue deals with the Groom giving the Bride money. As a counter point we have two Celebrity Brides whose worldly goods far exceeded their Grooms'. In other words, they married for love! They are the incomparable Gladys Knight with William McDowell and Princess Stephanie of Monaco with Daniel Ducruet.
A romantic quote to elevate your mood or to help you find the right sentiment for your vows or ceremony.
"You are my
Husband, You are my Wife...
About Getting Ready ...
Make a serious list and try to have everything
you need to take with you to the reception site ready and packed up
a couple days ahead of time. I had to send my mom and aunt back to the
house twice to get stuff we forgot in our hurry to get to the site.
Luckily I lived very close to the Wedding / Reception site but most
people do not. At the last wedding I attended, the ceremony started
a half hour late because the groom had to go get the wedding rings out
of his safety deposit box. If he had not invited staff from the bank
to his wedding, I do not think he would have been able to get the rings
at all before the ceremony!
Why Do Some Grooms Give The Bride 13 Gold Coins?
The custom of giving Thirteen gold coins (or "arras") appears to have originated in Spain. This gift is a symbol of the Groom's commitment to support the Bride and of his unquestionable trust and confidence. He pledges to place all of his goods into her care and safekeeping. Acceptance by the bride means taking that trust and confidence unconditionally with total dedication and prudence. Often presented in ornate boxes or gift trays, these coins can also represent the Bride's dowry and hold good wishes for prosperity. They frequently become a family heirloom. A friend or relative (usually the purchaser) gives the coins to the priest who blesses them at the beginning of the ceremony. The madrina (attendant) de arras holds them until needed. Near the end of the ceremony the box and coins are given back to the priest who places the coins in the box and hands them to the groom. The groom will then pour the coins into the bride's cupped hands and places the box on top. This represent his giving her control as his mistress of all his worldly goods.
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