The Importance Of Weddings In My Culture

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The weddings in my culture are very traditional. The jumping the broom has become one of the most popular African American traditions of a wedding. The original purpose was lost over the years, because of the association with slavery. During slavery, we were not allowed to practice, our traditional rituals of our past. After getting married, the bride and groom jumps over the broom which symbolizes the entrance of a new life and their creation of a new family. This shows the respect of a couple being as one and coming together. In today 's time, the jumping of the broom is usually performed after the minister pronounces the man and wife married. Usually after the wedding, there is a reception where the family and friends party and celebrate …show more content…
Indian weddings are traditionally multi- day affairs, it involves many intricate ceremonies , wedding is typically three parts which are pre wedding, main and post - wedding. The Mehndi event is a colorful and fun celebration held the night before the wedding which is usually done by the women side of the family. They will usually hire a professional or somebody in the family will apply henna to the hands or feet of the bride and other women of the family. The designs symbolize joy, beauty, and spiritually awaken. According to beau - coup.com the pre wedding includes all types of things , they usually prepare everything the night before where each side of the family meet up dance and enjoy everyone company. A person called a pandit selects the day of the wedding for the bride and groom based on their horoscope. This is very different from the way my culture does things because we do the wedding and reception on the same day. Relatives of the bride and groom greet each other with garlands. Garlands are presented to the guests of honor instead of corsages, lots of flowers and rose petals are thrown for good luck. The parents of the bride and groom do not eat before the wedding because they want to remain pure for the occasion. During the ceremony there will be a cord tied around the couple neck to protect them from evil and which it 's tied …show more content…
Breaking dishes, pots or anything that will break into pieces and cleaning it together according to beau cup.com it brings good luck to the bride and groom. The friends and family usually gather together and create a newspaper that consist of pictures and stories of the engaged couple. Ever since the bride is a little girl there have been many plants that have been planted to honor her birth. When a wedding date is planned the trees will be sold and that money will go to the dowry. The father of the bride has to pay for the wedding. This is a old custom but in today 's time both parents and the couple divide the cost for the wedding. The wedding occurs at a church and there is a lot of flowers and beautiful decorations on the car with multiple flowers. In my tradition there is usually a bachelor party where the groom and his friends have fun and spend his last day before he is a married man which is similar to a German wedding. A few days before the wedding the groom and his male friends go to a pub to drink and have fun. The traditionally thing to do is collect pennies for years and buy wedding shoes for the bride with the money. Germans wear rings on the right hand, the groom and the bride have identical wedding bands with no diamonds. My traditional wedding involve the bride wearing a diamond ring and the groom wearing a wedding band. Instead of wearing a veil German brides wear a

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